26 Apr Considering a Kitchen Remodel? Here Are 5 Things to Consider
Here are some key considerations for any kitchen remodeling project.
Most people desire a kitchen that reflects their style and personality. They do not simply want a kitchen to cook in, but would also like to have a plenty of storage space and adequate space for dining. Additionally, your kitchen should blend well with the overall décor of your home, and should be an inviting place.
If you are thinking of a kitchen remodel, you should first set some goals for the space. Think about why you are remodeling the kitchen, and what exactly do you want to achieve with it. In this post, our remodeling experts will discuss some key considerations for any kitchen remodeling project.
Your kitchen design and layout is generally based on the size of the space. Remember, every inch of space matters, especially if you have a small kitchen. Depending on the square footage, you will be able to decide whether or not there can be an island, prep sink, or some extra storage space. If possible, you may consider knocking out a wall to extend the kitchen, and create some more space.
Existing layout of the kitchen
Before you begin with the design and layout work, consider the existing layout of your kitchen. There are chances that you will need to completely change the layout to create a more functional and aesthetic kitchen. To see if you like the existing layout consider factors such as how efficient the work flow is, how easy it is to move in the space, and whether or not it can accommodate 2 or more people cooking at the same time. These factors can help you figure out how efficient your existing layout is, and whether or not you need to change it altogether.
It is essential that your kitchen suits your lifestyle. Are you a passionate cook or do you just need to heat food in the microwave? Do you host a lot of parties or do you usually only cook for your family? These are important factors to consider when designing the layout of your kitchen. If you cook for a lot of people you may need more storage space, and if you need to accommodate large appliances, you will need space there.
You may want to add new appliances and fixtures in the kitchen, but can your existing electrical fittings and plumbing accommodate these changes? Depending on how old the kitchen is, even the flooring and walls may have to be repaired. Although this may mean an added expense, you may not want to try saving here as it could mean building a castle on weak foundations.
Everything eventually boils down to the budget you can spare for the project. With a limited budget, you will need to make a priority list of requirements, and then allocate highest budget to the things that are most important to you.
Once you have done the groundwork, you should get in touch with your remodeling company, and discuss your plans!
If you live in or around the greater St. Louis area, give us a call today to discuss your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. Call (636) 349-5777!