Kitchen Remodel Questions
You have decided, committed, and guess what, you are doing it! You are remodeling your kitchen after much anticipation and talk about doing it for some time now. Before you jump right into the construction, there are a couple of things you will want to consider. We know, you are super excited, but take five minutes to read these five questions. You may find that they really helped you in your decision process.
Why are you completing this remodel?
You may be like “what type of question is that?” But what we mean by that is, are you remodeling for yourself or are you selling the home after you remodel it? Kitchen remodels can be extremely expensive and time-consuming, not to mention you will not have a place to cook or eat for the next couple of weeks. If you are listing your property after the remodel, do not go overboard! A lot of homeowners get caught up in the renovation and end up spending more money than they will make from selling it.
What are you planning on doing yourself?
There are definitely some kitchen features that you can do yourself. For example, if you are looking to save money, you may decide to repaint the kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them. Little things that guests will never realize may be a lifesaver on your budget.
Do you need it?
Sure, if we could spend whatever we wanted on a kitchen, we could easily blow through three times our budget. But we are trying to stick to a reasonable amount of money. Instead of going all in on top-of-the-line appliances, ask yourself “do I need it?” You can find great, discounted appliances at an appliance outlet store. They may have a couple of scratches or dings, but you will pay a fraction of the price for nice looking appliances.
Does it flow?
You are remodeling your kitchen, now is the time to make changes to things that do not work. Think about the functionality of your kitchen and if you are happy with it, move on, but if you are not, talk to your contractor.
Will it remain in style in 10 years?
Trends come and go quite fast. Do not be left behind with a too “trendy” kitchen. Try to incorporate some safe designs. If you must have a bold kitchen, be aware that you may have an outdated kitchen in a couple of years.
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