Gone are the days when kitchens were only used for cooking. Now with the open-concept design gaining more and more popularity in the home, the kitchen is a place for family and friends to congregate on a daily basis. This being said, it’s important that your plans reflect what this space will be used for when creating your dream kitchen.
Not only is the kitchen one of the most used rooms in a home but it is also one of the most costly, timely, and complex spaces to get right. However, there are a few simple things you can do during the preparation and design development stage that will help you make the kitchen renovation process a smooth and successful one:
Decide what the purpose of your kitchen is:
Before you start designing your space, you need to determine what the purpose of your kitchen will be. Do you want the focus of your kitchen to be cooking, entertaining, multi-functioning, hosting big family dinners, or a bit of all the above? Whatever the focus and goal is for your kitchen renovation, it’s important to have it figure out before the design process begins. This way you’ll have a clear goal in mind as to how the kitchen should be designed to function.
Think about the feel you’d like to achieve:
You want your kitchen to not only compliment your lifestyle but the rest of your house too. Have a look at the rest of your house and see how you can integrate the feel of each room to have a nice flow from room to room in your home. For example, designing a country-style kitchen when the rest of your house has a modern style won’t compliment your space.
Research pricing before hand :
Most people who are thinking about starting a kitchen renovation experience sticker shock when they realize how much everything will cost. It’s important that you research how much the things you’d like to do will roughly cost so you can know what is doable for your design. This will avoid you being disappointed when the design process begins, as you’ll already have a rough estimate to what can fit in your budget.
Be aware of time constraints:
One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when renovating their kitchen is making last-minute decisions on accessories and components that they would like to add. Things such as cabinet, countertops, appliances, or flooring usually take about 6 to 8 weeks to arrive (especially in custom designs). To avoid having your renovation possibly triple in completion time do your best to ensure that the design is finalized and incorporates everything you’d like it to before it begins!If you’re looking to transform your kitchen, then give us a call. One of our representatives will be more than happy to come out and offer suggestions as well as provide you with a free estimate.