Are you in love with your kitchen? Probably not – if you were, this article’s headline wouldn’t have caught your eye. But let’s move forward assuming that maybe you don’t hate your kitchen, but you’re not thrilled with it either. Everybody has to have a kitchen – so what’s the process for transforming the one you have into the one you want?
Kitchen remodels can be among the most complex home renovations. There’s a lot involved, beginning with the design process. If you’re really serious about getting the job done right, you’ll want to make things easy for yourself by bringing the pros in early. This doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot of money up front. In fact, working with your kitchen contractor during the planning stage can wind up saving you money in the long run.
Planning Your Kitchen Renovation
During the planning stage of your kitchen remodel, you’ll want to focus on how you need your kitchen to function and what features would give your family the most joy. Your Wayland kitchen contractor can help you develop a plan to achieve your goals within your space and budget parameters.
Give yourself time to think about your new kitchen. Many times, people approach a kitchen remodel from a point of frustration. Their kitchen just doesn’t meet their needs and they want to change everything. That’s good – but knowing what you don’t want is only part of the picture. It’s also important to know what you do want.
Look for inspiration in a variety of locations. Social media is of course easy for everyone – Pinterest and Instagram are full of design ideas – but don’t overlook the traditional favorite design magazines, kitchen showrooms, home shows, and more. Even if you don’t find a look that’s exactly what you want, having pictures that are close or similar to what you would like to achieve can help you communicate your vision to your kitchen contractor. And of course, an experienced design/build contractor can provide design leadership and suggestions as well, based on their experience with what works well in homes like yours.