At The Gallery of Stone, we work with homeowners every day who want to do a kitchen remodel, but they aren’t really sure where to get started. We find that asking the right questions before committing to this kind of project can really make a difference in the outcome at the project’s completion. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you begin a kitchen remodeling project:
- Is This Your Forever Home? – While completing a kitchen remodel is pretty exciting, it’s also important to consider whether you are planning to stay in your home or simply readying it for the real estate market. You may not want to go above and beyond on your updates if you only plan to put a “For Sale” sign in the yard in the coming months.
- Neutral or Trendy? – Depending upon the architecture of your home and what you want from your space, you may want to consider whether you prefer trendy colors and fixtures, or if you like having a more neutral style with the right accents. You can save money and prevent yourself from having to remodel your kitchen again in the near future by choosing a more neutral approach – however, having a trendy look can be a lot of fun.
- Storage Wars? – Having a functional kitchen, including the proper amount of cabinet space, can make a big difference in the efficiency and effectiveness of your kitchen. Make sure you plan ahead for your updated kitchen so you know exactly what you want out of the storage space during your kitchen remodel.
- Do You Have the Right Contractor? – The most important thing you can do for a kitchen remodel is make sure that you have the right contractor for remodeling services. Make sure to ask about their experience, their portfolio, and whether they sub-contract their work before you get started. You’ll see great results when you pay attention to detail and have a great contractor who is ready to provide the best outcome.