Homeowners should never rush into remodeling their kitchen before carefully thinking about what they want. Jumping into remodeling without thinking things through could lead to costly mistakes and last minute decisions that affect the way your kitchen turns out.
Before starting a Denver kitchen remodeling project, make sure that you know exactly what you want by asking yourself these questions:
Do I want to sell my home?
The first thing you need to determine is whether you plan on living in your home or putting it on the market as soon as the remodel is complete. Why does this matter? A homeowner that wants to continue living in his home should design his new kitchen with his needs in mind. However, a homeowner that is going to sell his home after remodeling the kitchen needs to think about what today’s buyers want.
What do I want to do in my new kitchen?
It’s hard to figure out what kind of changes you want to make during the remodel if you don’t know what you want to do in your new kitchen. Do you spend a lot of time cooking for your family? If so, then think about adding more countertop space so you have plenty of room to prepare food. Is the kitchen the main gathering spot within your home? If it is, then think about how you can add more seating to make room for everyone in the family. Let the answer to this question guide your decisions while you design your new kitchen.
What feature is the most important to me?
Next, identify which features are the most important to you in the kitchen. Why? Homeowners that don’t have a lot of money to spend on the remodel may need to give up or compromise on some of their design ideas in order to stay within their budget. Therefore, it’s a good idea to know which features are the most important to you. Share this list with your contractor so he knows which features you are not willing to change if the design plans must be tweaked to stay within your budget.
Do I know a contractor?
Remodeling a kitchen is a lot of work, and it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. For this reason, it’s best to hire a contractor to handle the remodel instead of attempting to do it on your own. Be sure to ask the contractor for references and proof of insurance so you know that he can be trusted. Read more tips for hiring contractors for a remodel
There’s one more question that you need to ask yourself. Are you ready to remodel your kitchen? If so, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of professionals. In addition to remodeling kitchens, we can also help clients build beautiful outdoor decks and finish their basements. Let us help you bring your vision to life! Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado
today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.