The do’s and don’ts of a kitchen renovation

Your kitchen is undoubtedly one of the most essential parts of your home. It is where you and your loved ones gather to share a meal, talk about what went on in the day, and store foodstuffs for a rainy day. The way you utilize your kitchen and present it to your guests can tell a lot about who you are and what kind of lifestyle you lead. From an open-concept kitchen and granite countertops to small stoves and islands, you deserve to have a kitchen that showcases your essence. Below, we have listed some of the most crucial do’s and don’ts of a kitchen renovation, especially as you get ready for spring!

What Are Some Things You Should DO When Remodeling Your Kitchen For Spring? 

  • DO consider the space you have and do research surrounding that! We mean that you have to ask yourself WHY you want to revamp your kitchen. Do you want to host more dinner parties? Are you trying to open up a YouTube channel, and do you need a more aesthetic-looking kitchen? Or do you need a simple upgrade because your kitchen needs more storage? Whatever your reason, knowing what you want from your renovation will help your architect visualize the space better before getting started on the venture. 
  • DO maximize space! You can increase storage space by turning an empty space into a food prep corner or, better yet, a butler pantry.  
  • DO budget and keep your receipts! A good rule of thumb for budgeting is allocating 10% towards additional expenses to cover unexpected costs. While you might have heard about the importance of budgeting, keeping your receipts is a lesser-known hack- you want to keep all receipts as a reference if you sell your home or when you file your taxes. 

What Are Some Things You Should Avoid When Remodeling Your Kitchen For Spring? 

  • DON’T overlook the technical details, such as where you want your sink to go or where you need electrical outlets. Functionality is key to ensuring your kitchen operates smoothly once the job is done!
  • DON’T outprice your neighborhood! It can be tempting to add feature after feature that will, in turn, increase the value of your home when you sell it, but avoid adding so many upgrades that your home is the highest-priced property in the neighborhood. 
  • DON’T go crazy with high-gloss finishes if you want to make your home child/pet friendly. Kitchens with polished finishes may look sleek, but matte cabinets with textured finishes and appliances with smudge-proof qualities would fare better if you have children or pets. 


Remodeling and organizing your kitchen is a great springtime project to take on because you can replace countertops, update cabinets, and install new flooring to get rid of the filth that may be lurking underneath your floors. At The Dan Company, we know kitchens! With over a decade of experience in remodeling and general contracting services, we can tailor your kitchen to your specific needs. Whether your Nashville kitchen needs a few minor upgrades or a full-scale renovation carried out, contact us at (615) 395-6910, and we can manifest the kitchen of your