Your kitchen is the heart of your home and taking on the task of remodeling it can be a challenge. iRemodel Home Renovations is here to help you get a handle on your project before it overwhelms you. We have some suggestions to help you narrow down your wants and your needs so you can remain focused on the end goal.
One of the best ways to have a low-stress kitchen remodeling experience is simple. You just need to prepare yourself for compromise in advance. Allow yourself room to wiggle when it comes to fixtures, budget and your completion timeline. Regardless of the size of your kitchen renovation project, you should keep these things in mind when assessing your options.
Kitchen Space Functionality
Your kitchen above all must be functional. This term takes on various meanings in different households. Some kitchens are dedicated to cooking elaborate meals from scratch while others are more suited to entertaining and ready-to-go meals. Maintaining a distinct idea of how you plan to utilize the space will help you prepare for your project properly. Kitchen spaces fall into two basic categories, which are listed below.
Daily Use – Homes that have several children and those that are cooking-centric will need basic features that support these needs. Planning for a layout that is efficient is the best way to go. Large appliances, spacious preparation areas, and unique cooking arrangements are a great way to start off planning the kitchen of your dreams.
Events & Entertainment – For homes that are more for casual entertaining or only house adults, the kitchen layout will differ. Spacious sitting areas with sleek counters, unique accents, and luxury features are most suitable.
Timeline & Budget
In your dreams, kitchen remodels can be completed with all of the additions you can imagine without any type of budget restrictions. In practice, everyone has a budget they should follow when planning their project. Renovation cost can easily get out of hand when small changes snowball into comprehensive design revamps. Before you get carried away, sit down and analyze the value of your proposed changes in relation to their cost. In addition to your cost, you also have to consider how long your project will take. Whatever your estimate, make sure to leave room in your schedule for an extra two weeks to account for any delays.
While most of your changes should focus on the functionality of your kitchen, you should also make style changes to fit your home. When adding any changes in aesthetic to your remodeling plans, make sure to consider the positives and negatives of those options. Sometimes less is more. Adding one or two large statement pieces to your kitchen can have a more profound effect than adding many little embellishments. Striking the appropriate balance between cost and style will help you design a kitchen that accompanies your mental image.
How We Can Help
Upgrading any part of your home can be a daunting task. Thankfully our experts are here to help. We are delighted to speak with you in regards to design ideas, materials and anything else that relates to your perfect renovation. Give iRemodel Home Renovations a call at (416) 825-2542 today to start crafting the kitchen of your dreams.