A kitchen that functions well can save you time and effort everyday. Plus there’s no denying, well designed kitchens can be truely beautiful rooms.
Kitchens are used for a wide variety of activities beyond cooking and eating. Kids tackle their homework, friends share a cup of coffee, families sit around the breakfast bar discussing just about anything. It’s important to consider all of these activities when planning your kitchen remodel.
Sometimes you buy a house with the intention of remodeling, but more often you just become increasingly dissatisfied with the kitchen you have. The desire to remodel grows slowly and one day you decide it’s time. Now what?
One of the first things you need to do is determine a remodeling budget you can live with. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), 10-20 percent of your home’s value is average for a kitchen remodel. If you have very specific needs or wants, you may need to go a little higher, but determining your priorities will help you decide.
Making a list of your priorities is another step that needs to be completed early in the process. Convenience, function, and low maintenance are often at the top of this list, but there are a number of other items to consider. Do you like to entertain or stay involved in family activities? If so you may want to consider knocking down walls to create an open concept kitchen. Do you normally have multiple people cooking together or would you prefer a kitchen designed for the one master chef in the family? The relationship between the prep area, the cooking area and the sink (cleaning area) are key in how well your kitchen functions.
There will be items you could live without but would really prefer to include them. Make a list of these as well. When you discuss your project with your kitchen designer, they need to know the must-haves and the like-to-haves and understand how you have them prioritized.
Working with a trustworthy and knowledgeable kitchen designer is very important. They will be able to tell you which of your like-to-haves could fit in your budget and where the greatest expense will come from. They will also be able to discuss options that may save you money, improve function and flow in the kitchen, or help you achieve the style you desire.
At Vision Design Build Remodel in Lenoir, North Carolina, we take your kitchen remodeling project from start to finish—including all design and construction. We keep you informed throughout the project so there are no surprises in the end and your kitchen is all you dreamed it could be.
So for kitchen remodeling in Lenoir, Granite Falls, Morganton, Hickory, Roadhiss and the surrounding counties of Burke, Catawba, and Caldwell, contact Vision Design Build. We would love to make your dream kitchen come true.