Top 5 things to consider when remodeling your kitchen
When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, there are a lot of things to consider. The layout, the appliances, the storage - all of these things need to be taken into account before you start tearing down walls or ordering new cabinets. By planning ahead and doing your research, you can ensure that your kitchen remodel is a success.
1. How extensive of a remodel do you want?
Do you just want to replace your countertops to change up the look? Do you want all new cabinets? Are you wanting to replace the flooring? Interested in changing the layout?
When you start talking about a kitchen remodel, you will need to take a look at how the layout can be improved and maximized. If your cabinets and countertops don't flow well or your appliances are tucked away or too small, now is the time to think about how you can rearrange things. Changing the layout of your kitchen and going with all new cabinets, countertops, and flooring could be out of your current budget. However, by investing now, you will be able to create the best possible kitchen for yourself in the space you have.
If they haven't been replaced somewhat recently, the appliances in your kitchen will likely need to be replaced as part of a larger remodeling project. Whether you invest in high-end appliances or go with something less expensive, it's important that you pick appliances that will not only function properly but also match the look of your kitchen.
Storage is an important part of any kitchen, with a range of utensils, blenders, food processors, stand mixers, etc. It can be quite challenging to have the necessary amount of space that you need. Investing in adequate storage is important if you want to be able to keep your kitchen tidy and clutter-free.
Is your kitchen too dark? Good lighting is important in any room, and your kitchen is no exception. Replacing your light fixtures or adding additional lights can make a big difference when it comes to how functional and attractive your kitchen looks and feels. If you do plan to add lighting be sure to include fixtures and install costs in your budget and plan. Changing your light fixtures and adding additional lights can greatly change the appearance of your space and help highlight the other aspects of it.
This is probably the biggest item to consider before starting your remodel. When you're remodeling your kitchen, it's important to have a budget in mind. You don't want to overspend on unneeded items, but you also don't want to skimp on the things that are important to you and your family.
When you consider the budget for your project, be prepared to make sacrifices. Don't be afraid to be honest with your supplier on what that budget number is, in fear of them overpricing your items. In reality, you will have a much smoother experience if you tell them your budget right upfront. There is no guesswork, they can supply you with the best items that actually fit your budget. At the end of the day, a kitchen remodel is a big investment - but it's one that can pay off in the long run. You will be more satisfied with your kitchen and it can help increase the value of your home and help it sell quicker if you decide to move.
Homestead Timbers is here to help with your remodel! We provide Cabinets, Countertops, Flooring, and are even partnered with interior designers who can help you along the way!