Although it may sound cliché, kitchen remodeling is one way to reenergize the heart of your home. When you think about all the spaces you use in a house, the kitchen is one place all the residents pass through each day. If the current cooking area in your home does not provide this experience, think about how an improved space would make your home more enjoyable.
Before you start a project, these questions can provide insight into areas you want to consider:
1. What is your entertaining style?
How you entertain can be a large part of a kitchen remodel. Is your ideal gathering held in a formal dining room away from the food preparation, or are guests comfortable in a more casual setting while the meal is prepared. This can be instrumental in selecting open concept versus more traditional room planning.
2. How much space do you need?
Are your gatherings large, required extra burners or double ovens, or will standard appliances more than accommodate your typical get together. Of course the size of your family or number of residents using the space should be a consideration so the result is not too grand for everyday use. This can also be based on how large your home is so the space you create can be in scale with the property.
3. Who uses the kitchen…and how?
This may sound like a simple answer, but how each member of your household uses the space in the kitchen is important. Is there someone who enjoys cooking/baking and wants more space for that? Do children need room for homework? If you kitchen does double-duty for many tasks, how will a remodel enhance that situation. For some homeowners this include pets who are a large part of the family.
4. What are you décor preferences?
From ultra-modern, sleek cabinets to elegant stained cabinetry, there are many ways kitchen remodeling can express your décor preferences. Pair storage solutions with countertop and flowing selections to create a custom space in your home. Selecting finishes should balance aesthetics with durability and ongoing maintenance.
Once you establish the needs and guidelines for a successful renovation to your space, you can select a contractor with kitchen remodeling expertise, to help you create a hub in your home for gatherings with family and friends and make everyday life more enjoyable and convenient.