There are many things to consider if you want to remodel your kitchen and you should determine the design elements most compatible with your lifestyle before starting the remodeling process.
You should be wary of the “trendy” kitchen that includes bold colors or shapes, like whitewashed cabinetry. Don’t over-customize with things you don’t need, like fancy chandeliers that provide inadequate lighting or fixtures designed for top of the line chefs, unless you are one! You should keep the future in mind and choose options that will be appealing to others in case you decide to sell your home in the future.
Many people think the best way is to “do it yourself.” Unless you are a seasoned builder and have lots of time, this is probably not the best way to remodel a kitchen. There are many aspects to redesigning a kitchen and you should realize that hiring a professional contractor is probably the best way to go, since he will have contacts with other builders who specialize in various things, like flooring, cabinetry, plumbing, etc. Hiring a reputable, licensed contractor will ensure you get the kitchen of your dreams.
A common mistake made by many homeowners is allowing the construction contractor to make decisions for the homeowner. You should always relay what you want to your builder in any way you can, including pictures with examples of workmanship that you desire for your home. Be sure to visit kitchen show rooms or big box stores to see what’s trending in kitchen designs and make your own decisions as to what elements to include in your new space.
There are many things to consider when remodeling your kitchen. Do you use a portion of your kitchen as your “home office?” Do your kids do their homework in the kitchen? Do they assist in preparing meals? Do you want a flat island bar or a raised one? What materials are available for cabinetry, countertops and floors and which are the most functional for your kitchen? What brand of appliances do you want in your new kitchen?
Don’t let other people’s opinions affect your decisions in choosing remodeling options for your kitchen. If you take the time to carefully plan your kitchen remodel, with all the details, and hire a licensed building contractor, you will be well on your way to an up-to-date, modern, functional kitchen that will serve your purposes for many years to come!