Our Guide to the Perfect Kitchen Renovation
If you consider the rooms in your home, the kitchen is probably one of the most important. Depending on your situation, it might be the room that gets the largest chunk of your time. With this in mind, if you decide to undergo a kitchen renovation, it’s important to consider a few things to make sure the renovation goes off without a hitch.
Find the Best Designer for the Job:
The first step of your kitchen renovation is deciding who is going to be your right-hand man throughout the process. In other words, which interior designer are you going to pick to guide you through the tough decisions?
As we discussed before, chances are the kitchen is a pretty popular room in your house, especially for those of you with a family. Whether that family be a spouse and a dog or a spouse, a dog and an endless revolving door of hungry children, this room is going to be important to them as well.
With that being said, this is a big project and there is a good chance there will be construction involved. Why not pick an interior designer who is also a licensed contractor? This takes one step out of an already stressful process for you. Whoever makes the decision will also be overseeing the construction resulting in a seamless process.
Do Your Homework:
When you go to meet with an interior designer, make sure you do your homework first. Think of it like bringing a recipe into the kitchen. You (probably) wouldn’t start throwing ingredients into a pot with no sense of measurements or no concept of a final results. Think of your kitchen renovation in the same way.
With this, you don’t want to get set on a specific type of color or back splash pattern. As the design progresses, this might not be the best for the overall design. Bring in a few clippings from a magazine or a kitchen from your favorite movie to show your designer. They will be able to take this style and make it your own.
Functionality Over All Else:
Probably one of the most important things to figure out before you start your kitchen renovation is why? Think of why you’re doing this renovation in the first place. It is probably not just because. This reasoning will guide the layout of appliances, the size of your island and so much more.
Are you looking for improved functionality for your family? This will result in more space for others and creating an open, inviting room for your whole family to share and enjoy.
Perhaps you’re looking for something totally different. Maybe more prep and cooking space for party preparation concealed from guests? This type of kitchen will result in a totally different layout and feel.
These details will be vital to your design. Make sure you understand what you are looking to get out of this new kitchen and know it well enough to articulate this to your interior designer. This will allow you and your interior designer to create a vision that will ultimately become your new, extremely function kitchen.
A kitchen renovation is a huge project, but with the right designer, the right vision and a clear idea of functionality you will end up with the ideal kitchen for you. So, don’t be scared! Take the first step. Get out there, meet your perfect interior designer, and get going! Your dream kitchen is waiting for you on the other side.