You want to love your kitchen but if you don’t, you may be wondering what changes to make so it’s a more efficient and appealing place. Although your kitchen remodeling company will help you with the entire process, you may want to go into your first meeting with some ideas.
That first meeting shouldn’t be overwhelming. Remodelers want you to be able to communicate your wants and needs so they can create a space you can enjoy while preparing meals, entertaining or just grabbing a snack.
Understand Kitchen Remodeling Styles
Some homeowners think that starting with the right color is key. Although color is a big element in any remodel, style is more important. And, in a kitchen remodel, you’ll actually need to start with a color palette. If you can express the style you’re looking for or even share some images of kitchens that appeal to you, your designer will have an easier time showing you cabinet, tile, countertop and fixture options in your style. This can help you to not be overwhelmed by the vastness of options.
Consider Space Requirements
If your reason for kitchen remodeling isn’t outdated style, it’s likely the kitchen doesn’t have the right space. This can mean different things to different people. For some, there isn’t enough countertop space. For others, it’s not enough seating for their family. And for almost everyone, it’s not enough storage space. If you can share with your designer what you need to store and how much kitchen seating you need, that will help with reconfiguring or expanding your space.
Most homeowners replace their appliances during a kitchen remodel. If you are planning to upgrade yours to more energy-efficient and modern options, you’ll want to communicate that in the early part of the process. Today’s appliances offer many options beyond what you may have even considered. It’s more than just choosing between gas and electric. Refrigerators and ovens can connect to your wi-fi. Convection cooking continues to be a popular option but know that you may need to replace your cookware. Prioritizing what is important to you in your new kitchen appliances will help narrow down your choices.
Think About Resale
Although you’re likely not remodeling just to sell your home, you will eventually move. If moving is an upcoming possibility, you may want to talk to your designer about what most people want in their kitchens. Be sure to include things like quartz or granite countertops and avoid overly trendy fixtures.
If you’re still not sure what you want in your new kitchen, call G.M. Roth Design Remodeling. We will help you every step of the way with your kitchen remodel, even if you don’t have a style preference. Our comprehensive six-step design/build process will ensure that you love your new kitchen! Call us today at (603) 880-3761 or fill out our contact form.