You’ve been contemplating a kitchen remodel for months, and now you are finally committing to it. It’s exciting! You are finally going to have that dream kitchen you have been wanting. However, before you swing the hammer and start demo, there are a few things you may want to consider.
Consider Your Budget
Deciding on a budget is undoubtedly the most important step in the process. Before you begin selecting new counters, cabinets and fixtures, you need to know what portion of the budget will be allocated to each. If you aren’t sure where to start, researching home magazines and local showrooms will help you get an idea of what kind of kitchen you want. Once you have an idea of the style you are trying to achieve, start pricing it out. If you find that the counters and light fixtures you originally wanted cost a pretty penny, decide on which one you can compromise the style vs. which one you absolutely need.
Create Your Layout with Functionality in Mind
When designing your dream kitchen, style and beauty are probably at the top of your list. But, let’s not forget functionality. Before you start mapping out the blueprints, take inventory of everything in your kitchen from pots and pans all the way to spices. Now you can design your kitchen with the essential storage space in mind. You may even consider adding cabinetry to store your garbage can or deeper drawers for your pots and pans.
Don’t Skimp Out on the Cabinetry
Cabinetry can be quite costly and going cheap isn’t always the answer. Opting for the good kitchen cabinets may mean paying more, but we promise it is worth it. The cabinets you choose are guaranteed to be the focal point of your kitchen. They serve as support for kitchen appliances and storage for food, dishes and other items. Paying for good kitchen cabinets means paying for quality cabinets that are going to last.
Create Your Dream Kitchen Not a Prospective Buyer’s
With the potential of possibly selling your home in the future, you may be considering making updates with that in mind. But remember, kitchen remodels can be quite costly. Remodel your kitchen with your lifestyle in mind, not a potential buyer. Chances are they will be more interested in the foundation and the life of your HVAC system, than your kitchen cabinetry.
At Fischer Lumber Co., we have a design team dedicated to helping you make your dream kitchen a reality. We are here to work with you through every step of the process, whether it be mapping out a design or choosing the final touches. If you need assistance with your kitchen remodel, reach out to us today!