Five Essential Kitchen Renovation Questions

Five Essential Kitchen Renovation Questions

Whether you live in Miami, Santa Fe, Topeka or Denver, kitchen renovation is most successful when you plan ahead as much as possible. The beginning steps are to ask yourself some essential questions. Narrowing down the answers will help your project run more smoothly, and you’ll avoid surprises down the line.

Here are five to get you started:

What to do about appliances?

A kitchen renovation is the perfect time to upgrade old appliances and add any new items you’ve been wanting. Would you prefer to allocate part of your budget to a new range or wine fridge? Which appliances are most important to upgrade? Renovating the kitchen should always include exploration of adding appliances and gadgets you don’t already have that will make your life easier and cooking more enjoyable.

Do I need more light in the kitchen?

Your kitchen is one room in the house where good lighting is a priority. After all, you want to be able to see the food you’re cooking. Consider doing away with that single fluorescent fixture overhead and add precision lighting that provides adequate illumination on those areas where you do the most food preparation. Strategically-placed pendant lights are a great option; they’re versatile in color and pattern and can be adjusted in height and spacing, depending on your needs.

kitchen with blue painted cabinets

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Are the cabinets I want the best choice?

Choosing the right cabinetry for your Denver kitchen renovation can feel overwhelming. But when all is said and done and your project is complete, your kitchen should match your vision. Don’t be afraid to choose a design that fits your personal style. Find ideas in home and kitchen publications and photo-gathering sites like Houzz and Pinterest.

Don’t rely too heavily on what the latest and greatest trends are – design fads eventually fall out of fashion. Rather, find the look that represents your taste. Custom cabinets and semi-custom cabinets offer versatility in size, style, and color and can be manufactured according to your renovation plan. Consult with a professional kitchen designer to help alleviate confusion and narrow down choices on cabinets, countertops, hardware, and integrated options like rollout drawers and storage components.

Are delivery and installation costs included?

Your kitchen remodel can include the purchase of everything – flooring, cabinetry, tile, appliances. Make sure that the affordable pricing that catches your eye also includes delivery and installation costs. Often times with bigger ticket items these options are included, but that is not always the case. Avoid significantly increasing your budget by doing your homework and getting a quote for a full price that includes purchase, delivery, and installation before you commit to the sale.

Do I have accurate measurements?

When shopping around for items related to your kitchen remodel, make sure you have accurate measurements with you. Otherwise, you might end up with a new refrigerator that’s too wide for its designated space. You can avoid this type of mistake altogether by partnering with a professional kitchen designer, who will take measurements of your space as part of the planning process. Additionally, you’ll want to be sure your new appliances and kitchen cabinets will fit through doorways, squeeze down corridors, and clear tight corners.

By answering these five essential renovation questions, the process of remodeling your kitchen will run more smoothly and your project will be a great success. To discuss these questions and begin your kitchen renovation on a positive path, contact us.