7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Go Bananas with Your Kitchen Remodeling
It’s true! Your kitchen may not be in dire need of a complete makeover as you might be thinking, so stop pressurizing your husband with the frequent requests and ask yourself the following questions before demanding a kitchen remodeling project in your Houston home.
1. What’s your primary objective?
You want to work on the flooring, you want more light in the kitchen, you want to add value to your house, you want to redesign the theme, you want more space; whatever it is, have a solid reason as to why your kitchen needs renovation. Make sure to have a goal and a final picture of your kitchen so that you can decide how much you need to spend on it.
2. What’s your estimated budget?
This is the very first question you need to ponder over when it comes to kitchen remodeling in your Houston house. You need to get a number, not an estimated calculation but a number, to truly visualize how much you are spending on what. Once you have it, add 20% for contingency fix-ups that show up during renovations.
3. How long are you planning to stay in your home?
Your renovation decisions will highly depend on the amount of time you expect to live in the same house. If you are here for a temporary stay, let’s say a stay of two years, there is no point in renovating the place from scratch.
4. Are you a family with children?
If yes, you need to store items like heavy appliances, knives, and pots out of their reach. When planning a children-friendly kitchen renovation in your Houston home, always measure out the cost of small details like magnets to hang your kid’s artwork on the fridge, shelves, cabinets that are constructed at a safe height, and easy to clean flooring.
5. How much light is needed in the kitchen?
Decide whether you need to carve holes in your walls or get some new energy saver bulbs, a decision that can have a huge impact on your kitchen’s appeal if done right! Next, in case you are adding some new windows, you will also need to decide whether you want a matte or glossy finish to them to allow the perfect amount of light inside.
6. How much storage space do you really need?
There are some utensils that only see the light of day when you have some special guests over. They need to be kept somewhere in the kitchen too, and may end up taking most of your storage space. If storage is the problem, all you need are some temporary cabinet shelves and dividers to sort out your day-to-day utensils from those which are used occasionally.
7. How open do you want it for other to see?
This question depends on the habits of the person who spends the most time in the kitchen. If that person is you, then ask yourself; how clean do you keep it? If you have a habit of cleaning your kitchen the last thing before you go to bed and have a dish full of dirty utensils in the sink throughout the day, you wouldn’t want your guests to see that now, do you? A closed and concealed kitchen is your best bet. So, instead of a complete makeover, think about adding translucent doors or partitions for some privacy.
Once you have answered these questions, you will have a better idea as to what you are looking at when it comes to kitchen renovations. Happy kitchen remodeling!