A kitchen remodel can be one of the most exciting rooms to have renovated in your home. Kitchens are still the most popular of all home renovation projects. Here are some things you should ask yourself to get the most from the money you spend on your kitchen renovation.
1. What don’t I like about my current kitchen?
Often, figuring out what you want can begin by identifying those things you don’t like. Put a notepad in your kitchen for a week. Every time you think of something, or notice something not working well for you, write it down.
2. How important is the functioning of my kitchen to the rest of the home?
Is the kitchen the place to gather? For many homes, it is. If this is the case for you, you might want to spend a bit more to make it nicer. If the kitchen is not a place where the family hangs out, then sticking to the basics might be the way to go.
3. What do I do the most in my kitchen?
What is the level of cooking that happens in your kitchen? Do you cook many gourmet meals from scratch? Do you cover the bare necessities? Is the kitchen more of a place to put the take-out bags and serve the food? The amount of food storage space and counter space needed differs base don how the kitchen is most used.
4. Do I entertain often?
If so, you’ll want to take that into account when planning a restyling of your space.
5. What is the overall style and feeling you want your kitchen to have?
Are you more traditional? Modern? Contemporary? Classic styling? The cupboard, counter, fixture and flooring choices all should work together to create the overall mood that you want to set.
Your contractor will help you with other important considerations such as, do you have enough electrical outlets, are they the right kind for a kitchen, how is the lighting and ventilation and more. But these basic design questions will be fun to consider as you plan the kitchen you’ve always wanted.