If you’re in the market for a kitchen remodeler, you probably already have a good idea of what you want for the finished room, but you may be surprised to find that the picture in your mind isn’t as complete as you first thought. There are a lot of choices to make when planning your remodel, and not all of them are about the look.
Aesthetics and Functionality
How your kitchen looks is ultimately the goal of most aesthetic choices, but some of them can also impact functionality. Aesthetic decisions will include:
- Paint or other wallcovering colors/patterns
- Trim color and type
- Type and color/pattern of countertop
- Type and color/pattern of flooring
- Cabinet Color
Even if you have an idea of the colors or themes that you want to use, you will probably still have a hard time narrowing it down with all of the choices available.
Energy and Cost Savings
If you design your kitchen carefully, you’ll be able to save a lot of time, energy, and money. First, design your kitchen for efficiency. That looks different for everyone. Make sure that your kitchen is personalized to your work methods, so you can move effortlessly throughout the kitchen from station to station. That saves you a lot of time; and, let’s face it, your time is worth something.
If you choose the right appliances for your remodel, you can save a ton of energy and money. Energy efficient appliances cost a bit more up front. But they save so much energy, your utility bills will thank you. You can also choose plumbing fixtures that are designed for minimum usage that will lower your water bills.
One of the most important decisions you’ll make for your kitchen remodel is when to have it done. You want to schedule the remodel during a time that you do not need use of your kitchen. The spring, summer, and early fall are great times to schedule a remodel because you can grill outside comfortably while your kitchen is unavailable.
Also consider events, holidays, or special occasions that you have coming up. You should have your kitchen remodel complete at least a few weeks before you will be using it for such a feat. This way the work is done in plenty of time for you to get used to your new kitchen and use it effectively.
If you are ready for a kitchen remodel, we are here to help. Contact us today for assistance.