At The Gallery of Stone, we want to help you create your ideal kitchen. We also understand that any remodeling project is a serious undertaking, particularly for your kitchen. Our years of experience have taught us that the kitchen remodeling process can be made much smoother if you come in with at least a basic idea of what you want from your new kitchen, so to help you start brainstorming, here are a few things to consider about your kitchen remodeling endeavors.
What would make the space better for you?
Unless you are planning to sell your home in the next 1-2 years, all kitchen remodeling efforts should be made to suit your own needs and preferences. Think about how often you use your kitchen and what features would improve your experience in the space. This can include practical elements, such as upgrading the appliances, as well as aesthetic choices, such as a new color palette–after all, you’ll have a better time in your kitchen if you like the decor.
What must go vs. what can stay?
When planning a kitchen remodeling project, it can be tempting to strip out the old and fill the space with all-new everything: new appliances, new cabinets, new counters, etc. However, completely replacing everything is beyond many homeowners’ financial reach, and in many cases is a needless expense. Go through your kitchen’s current features and determine what you need to change for functional reasons, what you want to change (to improve function or for personal preference), and what can remain as-is or just needs a cosmetic fix. This will help you focus your decisions during the remodeling process to get a more satisfying result.
If you are thinking about starting a kitchen remodeling project, our team at The Gallery of Stone can provide more information and answer any questions you may have.