When you’re planning your new kitchen, you’re allowed to design for delight. So many times the conversations about kitchen renovation get mired in the details – what kind of flooring is easiest to clean? what type of knobs should the cabinets have? – that what get lost is the idea that this kitchen is where you – an individual, special human being – is going to spend the hours and days and weeks of your one and only precious life. Shouldn’t you enjoy being there? Shouldn’t it make your heart happy?
It’s okay to be in love with your home. You deserve a place where you feel happy. A kitchen that’s tailored to you is one where you see things that make you smile in every direction. All of the practical essentials are covered, beautifully. Want to know a secret from a real life kitchen remodeler (in Needham)? You can spend just as much money building an ugly kitchen as a beautiful one. Gorgeous kitchens don’t have to be super expensive. Begin with the beauty. Everything else is just logistics.
Center joy in your planning process. Imagine yourself being happy cooking a meal. What does that look like, in your mind’s eye? Don’t be afraid to have extravagant dreams – but in our experience, what we’ve found is that a lot of the time, people have a simple vision of happiness. Some combination of color, and particular aesthetic motifs that mean something to them individually, and space enough to include everyone they love – it’s the recipe for a dream kitchen.
Yes, functionality matters. The kitchen has a purpose in the home that includes but is not limited to food preparation. You’re the person who will be using the stove, the refrigerator, the dishwasher. These are your tools for creating food you’ll be happy about eating. Your local kitchen designer can help you with selection and layout, so you have a kitchen that works well while it makes you happy.