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When you bought your house, you fell in love with every corner. But, over the years, has your kitchen started to look dated?
After seeing the latest kitchen trends on Pinterest and all your friends’ kitchen updates, you know that now is the time for a kitchen remodel. You deserve a beautiful, functional kitchen, too!
When you’ve been pining and looking for so long, it’s tough to see which kitchen must haves will make the biggest impact in your space. We get it, and we’ve got you covered!
Here are 4 ways to get the most out of your kitchen remodel.
1. Focus on Storage and Seating First
When you’re planning a new kitchen, it’s easy to get excited about details like new countertops. While gorgeous countertops are important, it’s important to look at how improving your kitchen can help your life flow more smoothly. A functional kitchen ensures that you enjoy cooking and entertaining in the space.
See if there are opportunities to open up more storage or seating while keeping your current floor plan. Moving appliances makes any renovation more lengthy and more costly.
Prioritize what’s most important to you first. If you’re an avid entertainer, seating is paramount. If you’re a gourmet cook, you’ll need dedicated storage for all your special tools.
2. Choose Appliances Before Counters & Cabinets
Many home renovators want the best appliance packages, only to find out that their new appliances don’t work well with their cabinet design.
High-quality appliances are quickly becoming kitchen must haves for every shopper. Stainless steel has shifted from a “want to have” to a “need to have” for most homebuyers.
Work with a kitchen designer to find which appliances make the most difference for you. Then, you can easily arrange new cabinetry to help your space flow effectively.
3. Don't Forget Your Own Style
It’s easy to get caught up in kitchen trends when designing a kitchen. However, you may enjoy your kitchen more if it reflects a splash or two of your own personality.
Many homeowners wonder, “What is the best material for kitchen countertops?” instead of “Which countertops do I like best?” Keep how you actually use your kitchen front of mind when you’re shopping. If you’re going for a more muted style in your cabinetry and backsplash, take the opportunity to bring your own style in through your countertops!
Every area of a kitchen renovation offers opportunities to save or splurge. You don’t have to splurge on every aspect, especially if it doesn’t align with your personal style! Consider which parts of your kitchen bring you joy now and how you can amplify that joy in your new space.
4. Work With a Kitchen Designer
With so many options to choose from, a kitchen makeover can quickly go awry without a professional’s support. While a contractor can help you make your dream kitchen a reality, a kitchen designer can solidify your ideas before construction starts.
One of the most expensive mistakes in kitchen renovations is changing your mind halfway through. A dedicated kitchen designer can help keep your project on track and prevent costly rework. Your designer keeps your goals and budget in mind to make suggestions that give you the kitchen of your dreams.
Is a Kitchen Remodel in Your Future?
Redesigning your kitchen can seem overwhelming. But, you really can have the dream remodel you want on budget and on time with the right team on your side!
Our design team at Von Tobels is here to help! Request a free design consultation for your kitchen remodel today!
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