What to Consider When Remodeling a Kitchen?

03/11/19 at 10:01 AM | Published Under Kitchens by Deb Witte

Have you decided to hire a home remodeling contractor to upgrade your kitchen, yet you’re unsure of the questions you should keep in mind throughout the process? Luckily for you, we’ve provided a short list below of what to consider when remodeling a kitchen:

  1. How much are you willing to pay for high-quality cabinetry?
    • Your cabinetry will be exposed to a lot of moisture and smoke over the years, and it will need to stand the test of time.
  2. Are you willing to pull from the appliances budget to enhance other parts of the kitchen?
    • Choose appliances that will create value in your life, rather than ones that are merely aesthetically pleasing.
  3. Do you want extra space, or are you content with less?
  4. What sort of appliances do you want, and how much space will they require?
    • Do you need a high-end cooking stove that they use at restaurants, or would you be happy with something a little more reasonably priced?
    • Do you need a second sink for a second person to prep food, wash hands for dinner, etc.
    • Will you get much use out of a wine fridge?
  5. What sort of lighting system would you like?
    • Large windows,
    • Recessed lighting,
    • Dimmer switches,
    • Lighting under the cabinets,
    • Etc.
  6. What will the current layout allow us to do in this space?
    • Do additional water lines need to be put in?
    • Do you need a new range hood, and are the vents / ducts currently placed where the new stove will go?
    • Do heating and air conditioning lines need to be re-routed?
  7. Does everything in your vision have a functional purpose?
    • It’s important to consider how you are utilizing every inch of space available, from where the pots and pans will go to having the dishwasher placed in a standard sized cubby between cabinetry.
  8. Have you viewed the contractor’s previous work, and are you satisfied with it?
    • It’s important to do your research to ensure that you’re receiving the best service at the best price, which is our mission at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen.

There are many more things to consider when remodeling a kitchen, yet this list is certainly a great place to start. If you’d like to learn more, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen today to schedule a free consultation so that we may discuss all of the necessary considerations for you to have the kitchen of your dreams!