When it comes to remodeling the home, kitchens are perhaps one of the most popular renovation projects. In fact, as many as 76% of American homeowners chose to revamp their kitchen during a renovation project.
However, it’s important to keep a few things in mind before you pick up a hammer to start your kitchen demolition with your home remodeling contractors on speed dial.
KITCHEN REMODELING: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Many Americans love the idea of kitchen remodeling because it gives you the satisfaction of cooking in a place you’ve designed yourself. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that kitchen remodeling is similar to any other home renovation in that they require significant planning.
That being said, here are a few things to keep in mind prior to contacting your local contractors:
1. Your budget. When it comes to any kind of remodel, your budget is your top priority. This is because it’s your budget that will tell you whether you can afford granite countertops or laminate countertops with a granite pattern. By setting a realistic budget ahead of time you can help keep yourself from making expensive choices later on in the heat of the moment. What’s more, deciding on a budget can also help you make cheaper choices that may be just as beautiful as your more expensive options.
2. Your needs. Think of what you need in a kitchen versus what you want. For instance, if you want a double-sided sink for washing dishes, but you’re more likely to use a dishwasher it may be more realistic to install a new dishwasher.
If you’re big on cooking but there isn’t enough room for additional counter space, consider incorporating an island into the space. Your kitchen should be as functional as possible to meet your needs.
3. Storage and organization. Storage and organization are absolutely essential when it comes to the kitchen area. Therefore, if your current kitchen doesn’t have a lot of it consider including additional cupboards and cabinets. However, if cabinets aren’t possible, shelving may be another viable option.
Originally seen at Oak Hill Building and Remodeling