The cool months have passed and summer is practically here—tis the season for farmer’s markets, surfing, and kitchen remodeling!

If you are one of the Costa Mesa homeowners who has decided that it’s time to revamp and revitalize your kitchen, you are probably very excited. You should be! Upgrading an entire room of the house means new and exciting colors, potentially a space reconfiguration, upgraded appliances, and features you’ve dreamed of for years.

So… now what?

Not knowing where to start is the rut in which many find themselves. Typically, this rut looks like one of two very frustrating delayed, action-less obsessions:

  • The incessant Pinterest-ers: this camp spends months of collecting inspiring photos and ideas, thus becoming overwhelmed by the 3,000,000,000 designs online.
  • The appliance-hunters: this camp skips design and logistics altogether and takes to Amazon Prime for new appliances, which may or may not be necessary.

Do you fall into one of these two? A word of advice: stop it! The longer you remain in either version of The Rut, the more frustrated you will become. From here you risk prolonging the process by months unnecessarily. There will be a time for Pinterest and appliance shopping, but these things are not your starting point.

Our crew at Kitchen Cabinets & Beyond has organized the first 3 steps to your Costa Mesa kitchen remodel with detailed explanations under each so you can embark on an efficient and enjoyable kitchen remodel experience. Trust us, if you follow these steps, you will LOVE your Costa Mesa, CA, kitchen in no time!

Step 1: Write down what you NEED
It’s so easy to get carried away with ideas. This step is all about how you intend to use your kitchen: the layout, your family’s lifestyle, your priorities, etc. Ask yourself what has worked in your current kitchen and what has not. Do you NEED more space? Do you NEED more storage? How many people NEED to fit in your kitchen at one time and how many family members cook? Do you NEED a special fridge to accommodate food requirements? Be honest and do not edit your needs list based cost concerns, or you will become overwhelmed and stuck. Got your list finished? Now, go find examples on Pinterest!

Step 2: Write down what you WANT
We’ll call this your “overflow” list. These are the items you swoon over while scrolling Pinterest, but know deep down you don’t need, such as marble counters, mahogany cabinets, etc. If the budget allows, great! If not, our team will find you something more affordable to love.

Step 3: Find the right professionals
DIY project or not, chances are at some point you will have to hire a professional. Visit a showroom or two and see what reputable companies offer. Ask about their history and noteworthy projects. Check out the product warranties and cabinetry. How satisfied are their clients and how do they intend to manage your project from start to finish?

Simple, right? Just 3 easy steps: write down your needs and wants and call our team at Kitchen Cabinets & Beyond! We can’t wait to collaborate with you!

Kitchen Cabinets & Beyond | 2910 E La Palma Ave Ste B | Anaheim, CA 92806 | 714-630-0477

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