There are so many different components to a kitchen remodel, which is why we always urge our clients to create a plan well before they begin. After all, there is nothing worse than demolishing your kitchen and having no clue how it is going back together!
Here are 5 factors to consider before remodeling your kitchen:
Kitchen remodels are not cheap, but they do not need to drain your savings account either! We always recommend setting a budget right away and then choosing your materials and new appliances accordingly. You may not be able to get everything that you want, but you should be able to get most of it if you are careful with your choices.
Consider an Addition Carefully
Yes, larger kitchens are amazing, but you need to make sure that your budget and home can take on that extra space. While you can also try to steal some space from another room, we encourage you to think about that twice to make sure that you will not miss that extra space in that other area.
Consider Your Options Carefully Before Changing Your Layout
Keeping the same layout that you have will not cost you extra money, because you will not need to move plumbing and electrical features. Therefore, if your current layout works well for you, please keep it. However, if you simply cannot stand your current layout, or it definitely does not fit your current needs, make sure that you factor that into your budget.
Consider New Appliances Carefully
All those newer appliances that have all the bells and whistles are wonderful, but they do come with higher price tags. One other thing that you need to keep in mind is whether you will need to install custom made cabinets or other special installations once you choose your new appliances. These extras can also create additional costs, which will chip away at your budget quickly.
Gone are the days of having one bright light hanging from the center of the ceiling in your kitchen, which is why we always recommend installing numerous lighting fixtures when you remodel. We encourage you to consider installing lights over an island, over where you will eat, where you will meal prep, and even along the floor for lighting in the middle of the night.
When you keep these five factors in mind as you are remodeling your kitchen, you will be successful throughout the entire process. It will definitely take some time to get everything in your new kitchen completed, but once it is, all your hard work will have payed off and you will be busy whipping up your first meal!