As part of your upcoming house remodel, you may have decided to give your kitchen a complete makeover. However, you may be uncertain as to where to start with the planning process. If so, ask yourself the following initial questions when you start planning for the remodeling of your kitchen.
What Do You Like About Your Current Kitchen?
While standing in the middle of your kitchen, slowly look around, asking yourself what you have always liked about your kitchen. Recognizing what you already like can help guide you in planning what elements to keep during the remodeling process.
For example, do you like how the sink is situated under the window, allowing you to look outside while doing dishes? This positioning should be easy to incorporate into your new remodeling plan, since the plumbing for the new sink is already there.
Or, if you currently have a kitchen island, do you love having the extra counter and storage space that the piece gives you? Even if you do not like the style of the one you already have, you can speak with the contractor about replacing it with one that is larger and has more storage space.
What Have You Always Wanted to Change?
After deciding what design elements you like about your kitchen, turn your attention towards things you have always wanted to change. While asking yourself this question, think about how you go about using your kitchen to prepare and cook meals, and remember common complaints you have had in the past.
For example, have you found that you do not have enough lighting above your stove or the counter where you keep your cutting board? Write down this problem so you can discuss the situation with the contractor. They can then discuss with you various lighting options, such as recessed lighting under the cupboards.
Or, do you hate having to walk across the kitchen from your oven to the refrigerator? When speaking with the contractor, bring this situation up with them so they can assess whether a space can be made for the refrigerator closer to the stove. They can also plan on rewiring the area for the appliance.
After answering the above questions, you should have an idea as to how you want your new kitchen to look. For more help with the planning process, speak with a contractor like those at Wolf Exteriors & Remodeling.