So you’ve decided it’s finally time to update your tired old kitchen. An excellent idea! After all, no investment has more potential to significantly increase your home’s resale value than a kitchen upgrade. Before you have your kitchen gutted, however, it’s a good idea to establish a clear idea of what you want from a kitchen. In this entry, we’ll look at a few essential questions to ask before you dive into the demo work.
Do I want to eat in my kitchen?
Some homeowners like to consolidate their cooking and eating space into one centralized location. Others would prefer to have a devoted dining area, leaving their kitchen space free for cooking and preparation. Considering what you do in your kitchen will guide the plans for your redesign.
Do I like to entertain?
If the answer to this question is “yes,” then you might want to invest in larger appliances to accommodate the extra cookware required for feeding guests. Other features such as kitchen islands and counter stools can allow your guests to mingle while you prepare food.
Do I need more storage?
If you’re dissatisfied with the amount of storage space in your kitchen, then a remodel is a perfect opportunity to add space-saving features to your kitchen. Take inventory of which items you use most, and develop a strategy for organizing your kitchen accordingly.
Am I happy with my kitchen’s workflow?
If you’re tired of running back and forth between the fridge and the stove, you’ll want to take this persistent headache into consideration as you design your new kitchen. In an earlier entry we discussed the kitchen work triangle, a design paradigm intended to maximize workflow efficiency in a kitchen. Keep design principles such as this in mind during the planning stages of your remodel.
We’ll help you evaluate and answer these questions and many more as a part of your new kitchen design. Give us a call today at (281) 338-2737 to get the ideas flowing!