May 21, 2018 Steve Shinn, CR

5 Questions You Should Have Answers to Before You Finalize the Plans for Your Kitchen Remodel

There are so many things that you need to consider when you are planning a kitchen remodel, that it can make your head spin. However, all the planning with be worthwhile when you manage to create the kitchen of your dreams.

Here are 5 questions that you should have answers to before you finalize the plans for your kitchen remodel:

How will you use this space?

Knowing how you will be using your kitchen is very important and you realistically cannot create a plan for remodeling your kitchen without being aware of the answer. The answer to this question will also assist you in figuring out the answers to many other questions that follow during the planning process. A couple sample answers include your children using the space for homework and whether or not you plan on doing a lot of cooking in there. Your answers will determine the direction of your plans.

What items are on your wish list?

Everyone has a wish list of items that they simply must have in their dream kitchen, and you are no exception. You may want a fabulous window seat to sit on while you are cooking, while others may prefer smart appliances, antique furniture, or a beer keg.

What items should I compromise on?

You may have just created a wish list for your remodeled kitchen, but that doesn’t mean that you will get everything on your list. A smaller budget might mean fewer dream items, while smaller spaces might mean reconfiguring the layout and crossing items that won’t fit off your list.

What is the most efficient layout for my space?

It can be difficult to determine the most efficient layout for your remodeled kitchen, which is why we recommend that you hire a professional for this process. A kitchen designer can help you create the different zones in this space to ensure that it flows the way that you need it to.

Where should your lights be located?

You are going to need more than one light inside your kitchen, so that the space works for all your needs. Pendant lights will work well over an island, while under the cabinet lighting is perfect for food prep. Lighting along the floor will help you find your way to the kitchen for a midnight snack and lights inside your cabinets will add ambiance to the space.

You should never begin to plan any remodeling project until you have the answers to many basic questions. Your kitchen remodel is no different and once you answer the necessary questions, you will find that it is quite easy to create a plan for this space.