The kitchen is the heart of every home; it’s a gathering place for friends and families. You can’t put a price on enjoying a home-cooked meal with your family all gathered around the kitchen table. Because the kitchen is such a well-used and loved area you want your kitchen to always look its best, right? Whether you are just looking to give your kitchen a simple makeover this summer or are planning ahead for Thanksgiving and hosting other holiday parties this year, we would like to offer you some advice and things to think about before going ahead with a kitchen remodel.
How do you use your kitchen?
Do you love to cook, or are you the queen of the microwave? Do you have a lot of big parties or do you enjoy quiet meals with your family? Do you like the way your kitchen functions, or would you move things around a little bit? Answering some basic questions about the way your kitchen is used can help you decide what kind of remodel you would like to do.
What is your budget?
Determining a budget for your remodel is perhaps the most important step. What can you realistically afford? Can you set up a payment plan? How much are you required to put down? On the flip side, remodeling your kitchen can be a great investment for your home and sometimes a simple remodel can increase your home’s resale value by quite a bit. However, you should keep in mind, that even though a kitchen remodel is a great investment, make sure you are doing it for yourself to enjoy as well, you never know how long you will be in your home if you are looking to sell, and you want to enjoy it.
Think about efficiency
Like we mentioned earlier, think about the functionality of your kitchen. The kitchen is perhaps the most functional room of any house, so you need to make sure that yours is user friendly. Do you have enough storage space? Are things easy to find in your kitchen? Do you run into the problem of having too many cooks in the kitchen and end up bumping into each other? These are great things to think about when deciding on the new layout of your kitchen.
What’s your style?
Discover your own taste and adopt it to your lifestyle. Your kitchen is a reflection of your lifestyle so it is important that you identify style ideas, colors, materials and equipment that do not only give you great pleasure but also complement the way you live. Clipping pages from design magazines can help you arrive on what layout you actually would like to have. Make sure that the design you choose in appropriate to the architecture, age, style and location of the house. Once you’ve identified the style you like, stay focused on it so that you won’t end up with a hodge-podge of styles. You can incorporate several strong elements as long as they work together to create harmony in the overall project.
The most important thing to bear in mind when creating or remodeling the kitchen is to make sure that you spend time and invest on the very important fixtures on it. The reward comes right after you’ve finally achieved the kitchen of your dreams–one that’s truly beautifully-designed, functional to use and serve as the spot for your family’s loving interaction.
Here at Remodel West (RW Custom) we are experts in remodels and additions… If you can envision it for your house, we can make it happen – and even better than you imagined. We at Remodel West are excited to be you northern Utah custom home builder. We look forward to helping you and any of your friends and loved ones with their building projects. Please contact us anytime at 801-394-1332 or email us at Info@RemodelWest.net