Essential Things to Replace When Doing a Kitchen Remodel

The decision to remodel your kitchen is an exciting one, but getting started can feel overwhelming. You’ll need to decide if you’re doing a complete overhaul, or just tackling specific projects that will make a big impact. No matter which approach you take, it’s important to stop and make sure you’re considering everything so you don’t have any regrets later – like not replacing old plumbing when you already had the walls exposed. Fortunately, your Dura Supreme designer is there to help ensure that you’ll love the finished product, the journey, and the confidence in knowing you’ve got a job done right.

An urban kitchen with an industrial style, brick walls, black painted cabinets from Dura Supreme, dark-stained woodwork, floating shelves, industrial shelving, factory styled lighting and a beautiful view of the city skyline.

Here are a few essential things to consider when doing a kitchen remodel.

Update Plumbing

Close up of a modern and updated kitchen sink in a new industrial styled kitchen design.

We gave the example above, but it’s no joke. If you’ve purchased an older home and you’re looking forward to giving it a big modern update, don’t forget about the behind-the-scenes workhorses. Your kitchen may look gorgeous, but without the unsung heroes pumping water they wouldn’t be very useful. If you’re opening up walls in your remodel, save yourself a headache by seeing if your pipes need an update too so you don’t have to open the walls again later.

Refresh the Flooring

New flooring in an industrial styled urban kitchen. Remodeled city loft.

Kitchen floors can take a beating, so while you’re giving these rooms the TLC they deserve, consider taking the opportunity to update your floors in the chaos. Remodels can get messy, which is why it’s a great time to embrace the messiness and get everything done at once instead of drawing it out piece by piece, year after year. Once things are getting ripped out, ask yourself if your current floors will go the absolute best with your new designs, or if you’d be happier with something picked specifically to complement your vision.

Make an Impact with New Cabinetry

 An urban and modern kitchen design with a brick wall backsplash, floating shelves, and modern black and dark wood cabinets. Featuring an industrial style kitchen island, lighting, and shelves.

Cabinets are very often the most impactful part of your kitchen. They occupy the most visual space, they’re at eye-level, they protrude off the walls, and provide the majority of your kitchen’s storage and functionality – all this adds up to being a major focal piece that you’ll definitely want to take to its full potential.

While it is possible to simply paint old cabinets or give them a refresh, that won’t restore the vitality and life of a brand-new kitchen that you can be confident will last for years and years to come. You don’t want to enjoy a beautiful new kitchen with cabinets that are slowly falling apart at the seams, and you also don’t want to deprive yourself of the opportunity to be completely in love with your remodel, instead of just ‘mostly’ in love. Plus, if you ever decide to sell your home, you can advertise the recent upgrades and convert your efforts into equity.

Essential things to do and replace when remodeling the kitchen. An industrial styled kitchen in an urban loft with new black painted cabinets.

No matter how small or how big of a remodel you plan on undertaking, you deserve to feel confident and in love with every inch of your home. If you have any questions about your options, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Dura Supreme Showroom so we can help you on your way to creating the home of your dreams.


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