Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke

Have a Stress-Free Renovation and Get the Kitchen of Your Dreams

Non-Fiction - Home/Crafts
265 Pages
Reviewed on 09/16/2021
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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke by Jim Molinelli is the lay person's guide to a huge home improvement project armed with the expertise of an experienced professional. Molinelli applies a straightforward and comfortable directive as he walks readers through a five-part process when a decision is made to proceed with a kitchen remodel. These are broken down by part, the first being Clarify, in which a homeowner is reminded that they are in control of their project and told to have clear directives, with recommendations on how to prepare and be prepared. Consult is the stage of understanding who different industry experts are, their roles, and your role in the process. Choose gets you through all things relating to nailing down your project, remodeler, and all that occurs in between. The final two parts deal with saving money and the process through Molinelli's own expert eyes.

There is no question that Jim Molinelli is right when he makes the point of how important the kitchen is in a home. Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke brings the 'hearth' to the phrase 'hearth and home' with a spectacular degree of information that sidesteps the usual fluff and pitches. The details span over thirty-five chapters before the book arrives at The Heart of the Matter, a chapter on selecting who you will hire and why. That's how thorough the guide is. Thirty-four chapters of information before you've even picked the person or company you'll be working with. The inset boxes called the Pro Tip scattered throughout offer wonderful bite-sized morsels with gems such as, “In all negotiations, the first one to name a figure loses.” I actually had a chuckle over this with my husband when he said this is a tattoo-worthy quote. Very, very highly recommended.

Mamta Madhavan

Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke: Have a Stress-Free Renovation and Get The Kitchen of Your Dreams by Jim Molinelli is an informative book that gives good tips and techniques to readers on how to remodel their kitchen in a way that will improve their lives and homes. Remodeling projects can end up overshooting the budget that has been planned and can make it overwhelming for homeowners. The step-by-step process in this book will help them have their new dream kitchen and help them avoid the costly mistakes many make that finally end up derailing their project. The author's strategies and ideas make remodeling look like an exciting adventure and will literally take readers from concept to contract.

Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke has been divided into five sections; Clarify, Consult, Choose, Saving Money, and Through My Eyes. Each section has been explained with clarity and will help readers to enter these types of projects prepared, and gives readers the mindset for a successful kitchen renovation. Reading this book will help all those readers who want to remodel their kitchen fully prepare themselves before they contact the professionals. Jim Molinelli speaks of having a Project Packet which will help to keep track of all the important kitchen information and store and organize the remodeling materials and details. I like the book for its simplicity. The strategies and tools are easy for readers to understand and use the tips to their advantage when it comes to remodeling their kitchen and making it a dream one.

Joy Hannabass

If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, do not do so until you read Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke: Have a Stress-Free Renovation and Get the Kitchen of Your Dreams by Jim Molinelli. In this book, you will find step by step instructions from start to finish for everything you need to know in the process. I like the way Molinelli has the book set up with five sections and each section explains in detail what you need to do. There is a lot in the first section about planning your project. According to Molinelli, this is the most important part of remodeling your kitchen. Planning well can save you a lot of money. He encourages making a packet of information, and he details that information. There are other sections on getting prepared, examining different designers and remodelers, and choosing the designers and remodelers you want to do your job and how to save you money. And the last section is Through My Eyes in which Molinelli teaches logic and tips to help you make sure your project will be a success.

When I first started reading this book, I wasn't sure what I was getting into, but it ended up being one of the most informative books I have read on doing any remodel job in your kitchen. Having never been in extensive remodeling jobs, I didn't know the importance of paying professionals to do everything, but Jim Molinelli changed my mind in Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke. We have talked about remodeling our kitchen and I will keep this book to refer to when we do so. Especially because it will keep down the stress and save us money. If you are in the process of getting information about remodeling your kitchen, I want to strongly encourage you to check out Remodel Your Kitchen Without Going Bonkers or Broke. You will be happy you let this remodeling expertr help you with your new project.