If you are looking to buy or remodel your kitchen, you must know that it is often a big investment. Before you decide to embark in this project, ask yourself the key issues in terms of needs, space and development. Here are a few tips that can help you with this process:
1. Do not start your project without having set a budget
Your budget will help you in the first place to choose what kind of contractor and/or interior designer you can afford and the preferred options for the purchase of your new kitchen. A kitchen kit ready that you can install yourself does not cost the same as a kitchen designed and installed by a kitchen designer. When you opt for higher personalized services, you must remain vigilant to stay consistent with your budget.
2. Do not limit to a single quote
If you want a kitchen that perfectly fits in your room and your needs, you will probably call a specialist to design your kitchen. Whether it’s well known brand or an independent designer, don’t hesitate to compare their offerings, their benefits and to establish more detailed specifications in order to choose the contractor that seems most suitable to your style, your needs and your wallet. Also, take a look at the designer’s portfolio to get a feel of their expertise and taste.
3. Do not choose aesthetics to functionality
One can easily be mesmerized by the aesthetics of some beautiful kitchens; we can find them incredibly trendy and imagine, possessing the chic touch that they could add to the home. However, we often forget that they can be totally unsuited to the space and specific needs. It is vital to choose a kitchen in terms of needs, and space planning before anything else. To do this, ask yourself these important questions: How big and what shape your future kitchen space is? What role does it take in your every day life? Will it be a friendly space to talk and have dinner or a just functional room for cooking? How many people will have their meals in here? Do you spend a lot of time cooking? Knowing the answers to all these questions will help you choose a kitchen that is suited for you and your family. Afterwards, you can incorporate the aesthetic choices that will be consistent with future development.
4. Do not be surprised by the final quote
Don’t be surprised if the final quote is higher than the original price estimated. It not only depends of the small and large appliances you choose, but also your choice of materials will also affect the quote (such as solid wood, glass…), as well as custom finishes selected (such as lacquered effect, patinated…). The interior furnishings will also make the invoice larger when you opt for non standardized items such as custom drawers, sliding doors and corner cabinets. Make sure to view every scenario and discuss every option in further detail to make sure that you can avoid unpleasant surprises as much as possible.
Once you assess all the key elements in terms of cost, functionality, and aesthetics you can make the right choice when remodeling your kitchen.