So, you’ve finally decided to kick your old kitchen to the curb and your ready to build your dream kitchen, now what? There are a lot of things to consider when you remodel such an important room for many homes. This list is here to get you started on your journey!
Are you remodeling for love or listing?
Your overall approach to this undertaking will be heavily influenced on whether you plan to sell soon or if this will be something you can love for many years to come. Knowing where you stand on this matter early will help you decide on decisions concerning budget, style, and functionality. It wouldn’t make much sense to spend a lot of money on something you love if your planning on selling your home soon. Everyone has their own sense of style and something you like might put off a potential buyer. Pay attention to current trends or stick with a neutral choice if you will be listing your home soon.
Go with a style that will fit the rest of your home.
Unless you plan to remodel your whole home, consideration must be made on how your new kitchen will look with the rest of your home. A sleek modern style kitchen may look out of place when the rest of the house looks vintage. Also keep in mind that the lighting in your home may make something you loved in the showroom look too dark or a different color shade when you get it home. Try to always take home samples when possible before deciding on a look.
Set your budget and stay realistic with your design.
If your budget is tight, don’t make any assumptions when construction is involved. Removing a wall to make your kitchen more open may sound like a good idea until you find out its load barring and has plumbing and wires that need to be rerouted. Hidden complications can quickly add up, so it is best to consult with a professional when extensive remodeling is desired. This shouldn’t deter you in your pursuit of your dream kitchen as some of these major changes can have a big impact in the feel and functionality of your kitchen.
Keep functionality in mind when designing your kitchen
If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen then you’ll appreciate taking extra consideration when thinking about functionality when designing your kitchen. Making sure there is proper space for two people to move in your kitchen or having extra storage space can mean the difference of having a beautiful kitchen and having a place to properly cook and host guests. Keep in mind the value you’ll be adding to the space as well. A second sink could turn out to be a lot more useful than adding a dedicated wine cooler.