Thinking About Kitchen Remodeling?
can help freshen up an older home, or help in the sale of a property or
inspire your kitchen workspace like a new or remodeled kitchen. Kitchen
design is becoming increasingly more important as space is rapidly
growing smaller. Designing or
your kitchen can be an incredibly exciting adventure but with it can
come a lot of stress, and complication! Although there will always be
some element of stress felt through a kitchen renovation it is possible
to eliminate much of it with a solid plan. If a kitchen make-over is in
your near future you should consider the following and make the best of
this otherwise stressful period.
Build a Foundation
During the design process the most important question you can ask
yourself is “Why do I want a new kitchen?” Is it because you are looking
for more storage space? Is your space not being maximized? Does your
cabinetry need to be replaced? Are your appliances in need of change as
well? Is your kitchen too dark? Is your space too small or too big? Too
Boring? Or simply, too much??!
By asking yourself these important questions you will have a much better
idea of what you need to get out of your kitchen space. This information
will become the foundation for your kitchen design plan.
Make a wish list
Once you have your “foundation” in place it is important to ask yourself
a few more questions. Now that I know what I need, what is it I want?
What you would like to have in your kitchen? Give this a lot of thought
because design today can incorporate special storage and space savers
into the cabinetry design today! Write a list of everything you could
not live without. This list will also become a very important guideline
for you, your contractor, or designer to follow. Here are a few
questions to paint an example for you:
Do you want stainless steel appliances? Granite counter tops? Tiled
flooring? Is it heated? Gas or electric? What will your color palette
be? What kind of cabinetry will you use? What can I not live without?
How much can you afford to spend on your kitchen space? This is a big
question that can affect the entire project. Kitchen design projects are
rarely inexpensive so you must get out and do some pricing on items that
are necessary for you to fulfill your foundation and wish list. Beware
that if you plan on replacing your cabinetry it will account for more
than half of your budget!! When building your kitchen design budget you
also want to include the cost of all labor (electricians, carpenters,
gas technicians, plumbers, contractors etc.) and then consider the
possibility of hiring a designer.
You must stay within your budget when planning a new kitchen. Account
for as much as possible and add on another 20% or more just incase.
Unexpected costs arise all the time in kitchen renovations and the best
way to overcome it is to create a great budget. Dreaming big is one
thing, but placing importance on price and affordability will ensure
that you get what you are expecting and save some money for unexpected
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