Kitchen remodels can be a lot of fun but they can also be a bit overwhelming. When it comes to renovating a kitchen, there are endless options for every style and price point. Fortunately, there are ways to make your kitchen remodeling project a little more pleasurable and a little less overwhelming.
Decide What You Don’t Like About Your Current Kitchen
Something prompted you to remodel your kitchen, and it wasn’t just the fact that you no longer like the paint color. While paint color may have been the final straw on the camel’s back, sit down with your partner and go over all the other little straws that have been building up. Are you tired of a lack of counterpace? Do you need more storage? Do you wish your countertops were made of a nicer material such as quartz or granite instead of the affordable Formica you opted for all those years ago? By figuring out what you wish was different you can get an idea of where to begin.
Decide What You Need
If you have a large family with small children, an island with plenty of seating may be more practical than a built-in buffet. If you regularly entertain guests, your money may be better spent on a large oven and opening up the floor plan than on replacing the cabinets and countertops. By identifying what you need versus what would be nice can help you better set and allocate your budget.
Know Your Budget
Your budget is going to play a huge factor in what types of changes you can actually make to your kitchen. If your budget is limited, you’re likely only going to be able to focus on the aesthetics, such as changing the cabinet doors or painting the walls. Depending on how limited your budget is, you may have to opt to refinish materials instead of replacing them. However, if your budget is unlimited, you may be able to spring for a full floor plan change and all new everything.
Use the tips above to make your kitchen remodeling experience an enjoyable one.