Questions to ask yourself before you planing a kitchen remodel:
For those planing on a kitchen renovation or any renovation these questions will help you with the process. By clarifying these questions before you call your contractor, you’ll be able to have a more productive, smooth experience.
Are you planning to sell your home in the next few years? Are you intending to upgrade your home for that sale? Or are you just seeking to make the best of your space?
How long do you plan to stay in your home?
If you see yourself living there for only a few years, you should probably consider a different type of renovation, something that’s maybe not as expensive or something that’s more timeless and traditional. However, if you’re going to be living there for a while, then makes sense that you’ll be spending a bit more to design something that acomodate your needs.
You will need extra storage and keep things out of their reach. Resilient, easy-to-clean surfaces, are ideal for kid-friendly kitchen.
Will you be living in your home during your renovation?
If so, keep in mind that is only temporary but will add to the lead time and renovation duration, as well as adding to the level of protection and cleanliness that needs to be maintained during the process.
What is your budget?
Set the budget so you can better understand what amount of money you can spend comfortably. It’s important to be open and clear with the experts you hire about what that number really is.
Do you know people in similar home renovations?
Getting extra information from people with similar experiences is very helpful to beginning the process.
Can you open up your kitchen?
A open floor plan is the most desirable these days. Ask yourself and your contractor about every possibility to open and make the best use of your kitchen remodel.
What’s behind the walls?
Keep in mind that every kitchen has concealed utility risers that will ultimately limit the amount of room you have to work with. Moving plummbing and electrical can add a lot to the budget.
Ready to get started?
A well-planned reno has a bigger chance to be a well-executed reno, so don’t rush and take your time to plan every decision during the kitchen renovation process.
Kitchen Makeover – From Honey to Sweet White
Like many homeowners out there our client Beth decided to brighten up and update her warm early 2000’s kitchen. The gol was to give a fresh updated look but keep a little warm. Since she had good and solid cabinets, it was no reason to replace them. She chose a crisp warm white for the cabinets and kept the island with natural wood tones, by refininshing the floors with a much lighter stain, all started to come together. The back-splash got a large white and textured subway tile to keep it clean but still interesting. All she need it to complete this project, was a new counter-top. After looking all the selections on our showroom, we found Montauk Quartz by Hanstone. A perfect match for the space. Subtle and luxurious. The soft pearl undertone of Montauk with warm sandy veining and an ivory marble pattern for a vintage yet modern feel. It was just right for the space! Did you get inspired?
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