Whether your kitchen is overdue for a remodel or you are simply looking to make minor adjustments that suit your style, if you’re considering a kitchen remodel but are unsure where to begin, you’re not alone. Before you schedule your initial consultation with our design team, read on for a few things to consider before starting the remodeling process.
Have a Vision
The kitchen is one of the most used areas in the home, and if you are planning to renovate, consider designs that will stand the test of time in style and function. In addition, knowing how you want to utilize the space long-term will help you pinpoint areas you want to change and how you want to change them. For example, if you want to make your home more accessible as you age, opening up halls and doorways adds extra space, allowing you to safely navigate your home. Or, if you have or plan to have children, think about home features that support a family lifestyle.
Communicate Your Vision
When you first meet with our consultants at G.P Harris, we start by getting to know you and understanding your concept for the space. If you have specific details you want, inspiration images, or a mood board, bring them along! Communicating your vision to us can help us make your dreams a reality. Once we have a clear idea of what you want to modify, we can determine how to best incorporate those elements into your renovation.
Define Your Budget
Defining a budget range is essential because having a number set before the planning process can determine what is, and is not a realistic part of your renovation. For example, if the projected cost of your project is beyond your budget, we can easily work with you to find solutions that bring the price down. This can include changing up materials or design swaps that are within your vision but more friendly to your wallet.
Plan for a Kitchen Under Construction
Making significant changes to your kitchen also means you may be without a functioning kitchen for a period of time. Have a plan in place that can minimize the disruption to your day-to-day life beforehand. This can include setting up a makeshift kitchen space or planning your project in stages that take your household’s daily routine into account to minimize long-term disruption. Clear communication with our team on your household’s needs can help us put a plan into action that will work for everyone!
If you are ready to remodel your kitchen and start the process, contact us today! Our design team can’t wait to help make your dream kitchen a reality.