A kitchen is a special place in the home because it’s the center of all the day to day interactions between you and your loved ones. It’s a place where the personality of your home will shine the brightest. And if your kitchen doesn’t reflects this, we understand when you tell us you want to remodel.
Whether you’ve decided to do this on impulse, or you are meticulously planning each aspect, take a minute and ask yourself these 4 essential questions:
1. What is the first thing you want to change about your kitchen?
You made the decision to remodel, so now ask yourself why? What is the biggest thing in your kitchen that’s been driving you crazy? Is it your counter space? Is it the color of your cabinets? Not enough storage? Is it too cramped, or too open? Are you in need of an island? Do you need bigger appliances? Does your flooring need a total upgrade? Find the one thing you HAVE to change and make it the starting point of how you remodel your kitchen.
2. How do you want your kitchen to interact within your home?
Your lifestyle will dictate how you interact in this space, and the kitchen is an integral part to your home, so make it personal. You may be someone who lives in the kitchen: cooking, cleaning, and planning your day. Or you may be someone who hastily throws together a meal before you run out the door again. It’s possible you need more space for hosting large parties, or a more practical layout for family settings. Take a look to see how your kitchen extends to the rooms beyond; whether it opens into the other rooms or if it’s closed off, as that will have an effect on the overall picture. Now you will be able to narrow down whether to choose a mix of neutrals with pops of color, or if something bolder and brighter is a better go-to!
3. How long do you plan on living in this house?
If this is a quick remodel to get your house on the market, then you want to steer towards what the buyer wants. Natural lighting, white cabinets, and countertops that give the kitchen a luxury feel are at the top of the list. But if you plan on spending the next 5-10+ years in this kitchen, give yourself permission to go all out. This kitchen is all about you and what makes you happy! So if you have your eye set on an eclectic chandelier, hang it loud and proud. Or if you were looking at a bold, granite-topped island, then move it in! The creamy marble backsplash you’ve been dreaming about? Go for it! Don’t be afraid to indulge in a kitchen that is perfect for you.
4. How much can you realistically afford to spend?
Set a realistic budget for your remodel by starting with your highest priorities listed first. Are you planning on adding pieces of furniture, new appliances, or light fixtures? Shoot for a realistic financial goal so that you don’t end up halfway through your remodel and needing to sacrifice elements you planned to include. This will be crucial to formulating the perfect kitchen fit for you and your family.
These basic questions are an important place to start however we are certain you have many more. Why not schedule a consultation today and let us answer all of your questions.