Questions You Should Ask Yourself As You Plan a Kitchen Remodeling Project

As with all types of home remodeling, there are degrees of kitchen remodeling. Projects can range from minor or modest to great and grand. It is important to have an idea of what you want before beginning any remodeling project. Your wishes and needs should guide the the process and outcome of the remodel. To best get an idea of which direction is best for your kitchen, ask yourself these questions before setting out on your remodeling project:

  1. What is your budget?  Be sure to be honest with yourself. Starting a remodeling project is no difference from any other significant purchase such as a vehicle or a new home. Set a budget and stick with it.
  2. What is the scale of the project? Are you simply going for a facelift or a complete overhaul of the space? Some folks are simply looking at new countertops and cabinets while other folks are looking to replace countertops, cabinets appliances while also re-imagining the entire space of the room.
  3. What are the best aspects of your existing kitchen space? If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. There are often times when we are able to identify aspects of a kitchen that either need no improvement or change. In other instances, we are able to see what a client loves about his or her existing kitchen and build off of that quality or attribute.
  4. What are the most inefficient aspects of the existing kitchen? Some folks hear this as, “What do you hate most about your kitchen?” It does not have to be so dramatic, but the notion still must be addressed. What is missing? What needs to go? What needs to be much improved?
  5.  How is the kitchen to be used? Is dining done in the kitchen space daily? Do you entertain in the kitchen? If your kitchen does not function in a certain manner currently, would you want to change that?
  6. How is the current state of storage in the kitchen? Folks always need more space. We want walk in closets in our bedrooms. Our garage could always be bigger or have more shelving. The kitchen is no different. Think seriously about the pantry and shelving areas before beginning the project.

Undoubtedly, we could go on and on but these will certainly get you started. Of course. you are going to have a good idea of style and color palette. Oddly, those aspects end up being the easy part for most folks. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask the assistance of one of our on site designers. Call us today at 610-344-7700.

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