Of course, it would be amazing to be able to spend as much as you want on your kitchen renovation project; however, the reality is that you are probably working within a set budget. When you are working with a budget, you will have to make some compromises along the way; therefore, it is important to renovate smartly. When making such tough decisions, be aware of what matters most to you. Here are some key tradeoffs you should consider making when it comes down to the “nitty-gritty:”
1. How You Will Be Using the Kitchen.
First off, before the renovation of your kitchen begins, you should be clear on how you will want to use your new kitchen. For example, some people remodel their kitchen so that they can have more space to cook and entertain their guests. Others redesign their kitchens to be more efficient. Whatever your needs, be sure to set aside goals that will help you make the right decisions as your budget starts to decrease.
2. Realistic Needs.
When remodeling your kitchen, you should think about how many people your kitchen will serve on a daily basis. If you have a small kitchen, but entertain on occasions, a kitchen with double range ovens and a 48-inch wide refrigerator may not be suitable. Many experts recommend designing with your maximum capacity needs. Try to balance your wants with the space’s size. Be reasonable with your decisions to help maximize the space’s overall potential without overwhelming it or weighing it down.
During a remodel, it can be important to understand when to invest in a certain kitchen material. Design experts recommend spending more money on higher quality items to ensure a lifelong use. When homeowners pick the most inexpensive item on the market, it can often end up hurting them in the future. You want to invest in your home’s future with high-quality materials. Maybe that means saving for a longer period of time or progressively building up your kitchen’s design. Whatever your final decision may be, we recommend considering the product and the overall value that it brings to the table.
We hope you enjoyed these tips for remodeling your kitchen. If you are in the market for new cabinets, floors, or paint, ICC Floors is your one-stop destination for all things remodeling. Stop by one of our three beautiful showrooms or call us for more information. We look forward to working with you.