Creating a plan for your kitchen remodel
Designing any space, let alone the one room that you will most likely spend a majority of your time, is no easy task. There are many things to consider, so we made a small list to help you in your planning process.
A good place to start is thinking about a budget. Before you break down the specific details, it is important to set a budget of what you are willing to spend on the remodel. Do your best to stay within this budget because it is easy to get carried away. Doing research is a great way to find out what others have paid, and it will give you a range of what you will need to set aside for your remodel. Some websites listed below have special sections to assist homeowners in remodel estimates.
-Size of your Space
When remodeling any space it is important to take into account the size of your canvas. This will have an affect on appliance choice, lighting, seating, etc. If your kitchen is small, will you be adding space by knocking down a wall, or adding an addition?
What is your style? Will this be reflected in your kitchen? Whatever your style might be, it is important to have a style plan laid out prior to your remodel. Houzz.com has described the 12 most popular kitchen styles in detail. Do any of these describe your style?
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-Light vs. Dark
There must be a good balance between light and dark colors in a kitchen. Too many dark colors can disturb the balance that is needed for a kitchen. For example, if your counters, cabinets, floors, and appliances are all dark colors, there is no contrast. It is important to find that balance within your space, usually by choosing a dark floor with light cabinets or vice versa. Lighting should also be discussed in your planning process. Research size and styles.
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Appliance selection is based on personal preference. Would you consider yourself a seasoned chef? Or are you more of the microwave dinner kind of person? Whatever the case might be, there is a vast selection of appliances on the market. Determine what you will need for your kitchen and factor that into your budget. You must also think about appliance size and placement, in comparison to storage space.
-Condition of space
Will you be preserving the cabinets during your remodel? Or will it be a complete kitchen demo? The condition of your kitchen is important to think about when discussing a remodel. How much of the space will you be saving or redoing? This can affect price, and time for the job to be completed.
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