Things You Should Ask Before Doing Kitchen Renos
Renovating your kitchen takes a lot of time, energy, and money. Make sure you’re considering the following factors prior to starting your renovation.
1. What are Your Goals?
The first thing to consider when completing a home renovation is how much longer you plan on staying in it before selling. If it will be longer than two years, it’s important to keep your own personal lifestyle in mind when remodeling your kitchen.
Think about what your kitchen is now, versus what you would like to see in a new kitchen. Do you want a more open floor plan? Does your family need more cabinet space? Do you have pets, and therefore require easy floor maintenance? Ensure your renovations will result in changes that will make you and your family happier.
Do you plan on selling your home in the next two years? Keep in mind that most buyers will be looking for a fresh, modern look with new appliances, countertops, and cabinets.
2. How Do You Envision Using Your Kitchen?
Think about how you use your kitchen daily. If you and your family never use a breakfast bar, it may be smarter to invest in a bigger eat-in kitchen with a table instead.
What about entertaining? Consider how often you have friends and family over, and think about if you’d like a kitchen that will enable you to cook while facing guests.
3. What is the Lighting Like?
Kitchen lighting plays an important role in the overall atmosphere and functionality. Determining the amount of natural light available will help when considering placement of new windows. In addition, the decision to choose between matte versus glossy finishes will become easier.
4. Is Your Kitchen Functional?
Prior to renovating a kitchen is the best time to take an inventory of your small appliances, place settings, glassware and other kitchen products. Doing so will ensure that you are accounting for all the space needed for everything to have its own place in your new kitchen.
Consider features that would enhance the functionality of your kitchen. What about installing deep pullout drawers instead of lower base cabinets for storing pots and pans? How about having a built-in wine cabinet? What about installing a glass window cabinet to display beautiful vases? Think about anything that your kitchen’s currently lacking, and what would make using your kitchen easier.
5. Do You Trust Your Contractor?
Choosing the right contractor to complete your kitchen renovation can greatly assist with making it as easy or as difficult of a process as possible. Take your time to do some research before signing a contract. Ask for references from past jobs recently completed. And most importantly, go with your instincts. If you have a bad vibe from a contractor, don’t choose them to complete a renovation in your home!
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