Kitchen Remodel Planning Resources

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When you’re wondering whether a kitchen remodel is the right choice for you and your home, or if you have questions about how kitchen design or remodeling works, it’s helpful to have a knowledgeable guide in your corner. We’ve collected below our range of free kitchen remodeling and design resources to assist you with your plans, ideas, and questions. If you’d like to skip ahead to discussing your project with us directly, click here to let us know you’re interested in a consultation.

Getting the Guidance You Need

Kitchen remodels can be complex, often involving changes to the layout of your home, with new electric, plumbing, and HVAC systems, and of course, a fresh new style. The best way to outline what to expect with a kitchen remodel is to understand what occurs at each step of the process one at a time. We’ve outlined these steps with our resources below, but if you are looking for a more thorough guide that covers all planning aspects, we’ve got a few resources that will help. For an in-depth guide, our Homeowner’s Guide to Kitchen Remodeling is a fantastic resource. For a brief explanation of the planning stages, check out our How to Plan a Remodel video. 

Kitchen Remodeling Guide

For more information on the steps you'll take to complete your remodel with a Design-Build remodeler, check out our full guide.

Idea to Project Start

Neal's CEO Alan Hendy, explains the planning process in this brief video.

Ideas & Inspiration

Gathering ideas for your kitchen remodel can be an enjoyable process, but it can also be overwhelming. While we have a team of award-winning kitchen designers to help you, you might be looking for inspiration to help explain to a designer what you want. We have several resources to help you get a handle on all the possibilities for your new kitchen.

Along with our 1000+ Design Ideas Gallery, we’ve shared hundred of tips and insights on the Neal’s Design & Remodeling Blog over the years. Here are a few posts you might find useful at this stage:

1000+ Design Ideas Gallery

Explore our library of sortable images that show hundreds of our real Cincinnati area remodels and many ideas to get your inspired.

Neal's Design & Remodeling Blog

We've been writing about remodeling on our blog for nearly a decade! It's is a great resource for tons of ideas and designer insights.

A Note About Design Details

Once you feel comfortable about the prospect of creating a new kitchen for your home, you may be itching to start getting into the details of the project. It’s always a good idea to do this with the guidance of a designer, but there are so many products and materials for kitchens available, it can be helpful to start looking at materials, appliances, hardware, and lighting options through the lens of what you need vs. what you want.

Guide to Kitchen Design

If you're the type who likes to go into a plan with a solid understanding of what you'll need to make decisions on, our Design Guide is for you.

Design-Build Remodeling Process

Researching ideas and design details is important, but understanding the remodelling process is crucial for turning ideas into reality. We understand that not everyone will know (or want to know) all the finer points of how kitchen remodels are accomplished, which is why we’re ready to help you bring your dreams to life. We can alleviate concerns by demystifying the remodelling process when professionals work in your home.

Due to the custom nature of home remodeling, providing a universal resource is challenging, given unique houses, families, and needs. We have a few resources to help you with your decision-making process when it comes time to chose what route you’ll take with your remodel. We’ve written an article that helps explain our design-build remodeling approach, and we’ve created a resource for understanding the cost and timeline of our typical projects.

group planning around a construction blueprint

Why Choose Design-Build?

Our full-service remodeling approach makes it easier for your project to run smoothly. In this article, we explain how it works.

calculator and budget planning

Remodeling Expectations

We've provided our budget and timeline ranges to help you understand our services and see how they align with your expectations.

Let's Talk About Your Project

The best way to get your project started in the right direction when you’re ready to move forward is to talk to a professional. Our remodeling experts can listen to your idea (even if it’s still unclear) and offer guidance for the next best step for you. Whether that’s a referral or going ahead and getting you set up with a project consultant to come see your home for a complimentary in-person consultation, we’re here to help. Sign up today to talk to our team with no obligation!