“Trust your gut!” the home TV show host confidently tells the camera. They’re advising a homeowner to do whatever they want with their new kitchen – after all, if they love pastel pink countertops, purple cabinets and a mirror finish farmhouse sink, shouldn’t they have one?
It might not be bad advice. But when it comes to trusting your gut, we caution homeowners to balance what they feel with what they know – particularly about their future plans, current lifestyle, and the state of their budget.
Future-Facing Kitchen Design
If you’re remodeling your kitchen, it’s important to know how long you’re planning on using it. If you’re in your forever home, your Needham kitchen remodel plans may incorporate features that will make it easier to use when you get a older, or to make life for family members with mobility or balance concerns a little easier.
If you’re planning to sell your home, the kitchen remodel choices you make may be different. Upgrading the kitchen specifically to increase a home’s appeal and market price is best accomplished by working with an experienced design/build team that has a deep understanding of your local market.
Enjoy Your Kitchen More Now
One way to begin planning your kitchen remodel is to identify everything you dislike about your current kitchen and come up with a plan to remedy that issue. For example, if your kitchen right now is too dark to enjoy properly, your dream kitchen might include new windows & great task lighting options.
Consider the way your family actually lives when planning your kitchen remodel. If you hardly ever cook large meals, it may be okay to create smaller food storage and prep areas and skip the double oven – but if you’re cooking Sunday dinner for 20 regularly, you’re going to want lots of room to prep, cook, and clean up.