Many Costa Mesa homeowners feel a great deal of excitement when it’s time to remodel their kitchen. After all, this is the moment where all of the design inspiration and magazines come together to make your dream kitchen. However, it isn’t uncommon to hear that a kitchen remodel has gone on much longer or has cost much more than the homeowner originally expected. This delay is usually due to the fact that the right questions weren’t asked before the kitchen remodel began. So, to save you time, money, and headache we have put together a short list of questions to consider before beginning your remodeling journey.
What will be the main purpose for this space?
While cooking may seem like the obvious answer, there are many alternative uses for your kitchen. For example, will this be a space for entertaining? An area where you can keep an eye on the kids while they complete their homework? How about a relaxing place to check your emails while enjoying your morning coffee? The more detailed you are about the intentions you have for your kitchen, the clearer you will become on what design elements should be incorporated in the remodel.
How much space do you have to work with?
This information stretches far beyond the simple measurements of the kitchen and is more based on the needs of your household. To really consider how much space will be needed, take into account how many people are living in your home and how many are likely to be using the kitchen at the same time. This will help you create a smooth and spacious layout that will allow you to cook without being interrupted or ensure that no traffic jams occur in the walkway.
How much storage space do you need?
How much will you be leaving out in the open and how much will be tucked away? Do you have limited countertop space that needs to be kept clean? How large are the pots, pans or appliances that will be put away? Answering these questions will help you get a better idea of how much storage space you need, what type, and what size.
Will you be selling you home in the near future?
If you plan on selling your home sometime within the next 5 years, it’s important to have a good idea of what design elements buyers expect to be included in a kitchen. You may want to even consult a real estate agent or designer on what features will add to your final resale value.
These are just some of the many questions to ask yourself when considering a Mission Viejo kitchen remodeling. To get a more in-depth idea of what to consider when remodeling your kitchen, we suggest speaking with one of our highly trained kitchen designers. At Kitchen Cabinets & Beyond, our team of experts has over a decade of experience helping homeowners create their dream kitchen. If you would like to speak with one of our experts and schedule a free consultation with a designer give us a call today at 714-630-0477 or visit us in person at 2910 E La Palma Ave Ste B Anaheim, CA 92806.