From the floorplan to the lighting, and everything in between; the options for a kitchen remodel are endless! While creating your dream kitchen is exciting, there are some important points to think about.
Continue reading as we discuss a few key things to consider before doing a kitchen remodel.
Your budget is the most important factor in the home remodel process. Your budget will determine how extensive your remodel is and can help you set priorities and manage expectations.
If your budget is on the lower end, transforming your kitchen with smaller changes such as fixture updates, cabinet resurfacing, or new countertops can do the trick. However, if your goals are to change the space to match your family’s long term needs, then the remodel will likely be more involved.
Who you hire
When doing any home improvement project, it’s important to remember that choosing a lower price point over quality workmanship could end up costing you more time, money, and energy in the long run. Working with an accredited, licensed, and insured contractor is key to ensuring that the job is done correctly, safely, and up to standard.
Some important questions to ask your contractor include:
- Do you offer a warranty on the materials or work?
- What’s included in the quote?
- Is the bid a set price or an estimate?
- Are there any hidden fees/costs?
- Are you licensed and insured?
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This part is where the vision comes to life!
Merging what you want with the specific needs of your lifestyle is the key to creating a kitchen you love. The last thing you’d want is to finish your remodel only to find that the layout doesn’t mesh with how you use your kitchen or that you’ve run out of storage space.
For example, if you enjoy hosting, you may want to consider going with an open floor plan. As the kitchen tends to be the central gathering area at parties, an open floor plan offers a more convenient layout for hosting.
Some key questions to ask yourself are:
- What’s your end goal?
- What are your likes and dislikes?
- Do you host often?
- Is the current floorplan efficient?
- How many people use the kitchen?
- Do you need dining space in the kitchen?
- What and how often do you cook?
- What do you store in your kitchen?
Considering these important factors will help you focus on the details needed to make your dream kitchen a reality.
When it comes to materials the options are truly endless. While each part of your kitchen has a functional purpose, the wide variety of materials available gives you many options for style and aesthetics.
Some key materials to think about are:
- Cabinets and storage
The types of materials you choose to use will depend on your budget, lifestyle, preferences and overall goal with your remodel. Having the expertise of a reputable, knowledgeable contractor on your side will help you blend the practical necessities with the visual aesthetics, helping your vision come to life!
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