Kitchens are the heart of the home. Whether you’re going to resell this home later on or this is your forever home, the kitchen’s design is the most imperative aspect of the home. Want to ensure that your kitchen is looking it’s best while being the most durable it can be? Make sure you consider these 5 things before jumping into the investment of a kitchen remodel.
Does Your Kitchen Function Well Right Now?
Before anything, you’ll want to consider the current layout of your kitchen. If your layout works perfectly right now, especially for the shape of your home, then you won’t want to change that aspect too much. If expanding the footprint isn’t in the cards, then you most definitely want to stick with a functional layout – even if it’s already there. Rearranging and expanding is great for those that have too small of a kitchen, but if the layout works great now and there are no other options in your budget, keep it the way it is, just spice up the décor and the countertops – maybe refinish the cabinets!
How Much Storage Are You Looking For?
You might be a single person looking to spice up the current condition of your kitchen, and that’s okay! You might not need a lot of space; however, if you’re looking to invite someone into your home and build a family in the future, you may want to incorporate more storage. The designs of the cabinet should help you store everything with ease, whether you have a super large family or it’s just you. Add a pantry, mount your microwave, or consider wider cabinet pieces for larger pots and pans! Doing so will help you maximize your space – especially if you have a small family.
Realistically, What’s the Budget in Mind?
Of course, you should always consider the budget at hand. Creating something that’s realistic for your home and for your wallet is extremely important. You don’t want to overspend on a beautiful kitchen, only to be not able to use it because you’ve spent too much. Once you’ve selected a budget, you’ll want to look into materials that are able to be used within said budget.
Do You Use Your Kitchen Often?
Congrats – you’ve bought a new home! Now you want to add your personal touches, but you’re not so sure if you should, seeing as how you don’t actually use the kitchen much other than for leftovers. You don’t want to waste a ton of money, only to be never using it! Spend that money elsewhere, like in a bedroom, to create a calm and serene sleeping station.
What’s Your Go-To Style?
Have you ever watched an HGTV show or opened a magazine and thought, “wow, I LOVE that kitchen!” If so, you may already have your style picked out, but if you don’t, you may want to make it cohesive with the rest of the house. If you’re planning to redo the entirety of your house eventually, you may want to choose a splash of color on an abstract backsplash, neutral tones that will brighten up the place, or you may want masculine tones to finish it off.
Make sure to consider these five things before you decide to renovate, so you can make the most out of your potential renovation experience.
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