You are finally ready to jump into one of the biggest remodeling projects in your home: The Kitchen. Over time, the kitchen has changed from a place where food is simply prepared into a multi-functioning area that is the heart and soul of the home–a place for the entire family. Depending on the time of day, it can serve as a lunchbox prep station, an at-home office, the daily mail dumping ground, or the gathering place for the entire family. Because of its function as the heart of your home, it is important to know what you want, what will work best for you, what can fit into your budget, and who is going to be reliable and consistent along the way when it comes to your remodeling project.
Below are some questions to discuss with your family and contractor before making the jump.
• How many people are usually in your kitchen at one time? How many of them are usually cooking? This is a big question you need to ask yourself. The layout of the kitchen is important when it comes to allowing everything to flow well and accommodate your personal needs.
• What is your cooking style? How often do you use your kitchen? If you only use the kitchen for specific needs, such as parties or large group settings, your needs will be much different than someone who uses the kitchen to cook for a small family on a daily basis.
• What else is the kitchen used for? Will it need to accommodate special uses? Think about how you use your kitchen besides the day-to-day uses. Does this space become your office, playroom, or dinner table? Identifying these special uses will help you to design your most usable space.
• What is your budget? Is there something specific you are willing to splurge on? Spending the extra money on a specific item can help your daily routine run much more smoothly. For example, it may be worth buying a less expensive sink, but a pricier self-cleaning microwave.
There are a lot of steps, time, and money that go into a kitchen remodel. It is important to choose a reputable team to help you turn your kitchen into your dream kitchen.
Since 1990, Northern Craft Construction has helped Anne Arundel County residents transform their homes into beautiful and inviting living spaces. If you’re interested in scheduling a free in-home consultation with our Anne Arundel County-based construction team, call today at 410-437-9516.