Your kitchen deserves the best results from a remodeling project; therefore, you need to have it properly planned from the beginning. Here are the questions you should ask yourself during the planning stage.
Will It Flow With the Rest of the House?
Mixing and matching styles isn’t new, but good planning makes a difference between disparate styles that blend well, and those that shouldn’t go together at all. You shouldn’t feel a jarring sensation when moving from one connecting room into the kitchen. Rather, the kitchen should have a good visual flow with the rest of your home. A capable interior designer or remodeling contractor can help you come up with a good design.
Am I Going to Keep the Cabinets?
Kitchen cabinetry is one of the most important features of a kitchen and should always be part of your kitchen remodeling plan. Kitchen cabinet design should strike a good balance between form, function and comfort. If your existing kitchen cabinets are in good shape, consider having it refaced instead of replaced.
Kitchen cabinet refacing keeps the cabinet boxes intact, with only the doors and hardware replaced. It’s a great option if the kitchen floor plan will stay the same. Kitchen cabinet refacing costs a mere fraction of a full cabinet replacement and still gives you the option to have the cabinets blend in with other elements, such as the kitchen sink and replacement windows.
Am I Using All My Appliances?
Take a moment to take an inventory of all your kitchen appliances before you consider buying new ones. Appliances take up a lot of space, and while that new oven endorsed by your favorite celebrity chef looks tempting, you have to consider if you’re even using your current one. If you only bake small portions, it having a countertop toaster oven would make sense than spending money on a new full-sized oven.
Your refrigerator is another example. If it contains more leftovers than fresh food, a smaller refrigerator may be more suitable. Change your cooking habits so you cook with smaller portions. A lot of leftovers end up as food waste, and downgrading your refrigerator may actually save you some money. You can use the additional space for a countertop expansion.
Krier’s Construction is your leading provider of kitchen and bathroom remodeling services. Give us a call at (920) 328-0747, or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Appleton, Fond du Lac and Neenah, WI.