Kitchen remodeling is among the most requested home renovations. A survey conducted by Realtor.com revealed that 80% of respondents list the kitchen as the most important space in their home. Remodeling a kitchen benefits you as a homeowner in many ways. Since the kitchen is the central gathering place and focal point in many homes, a kitchen remodel can significantly update an outdated space, making it more inviting and comfortable. A kitchen remodel can also be considered an investment to increase the value of your home.
The stumbling block with many home renovations is getting started. We find many customers know that they want change but are unsure of their options and exactly where to start. They key is to break the project down into manageable stages vs. trying to tackle everything all at once.
The first step to remodeling a kitchen is to determine what elements you like and dislike. During this stage, it is important to just make a list of your likes and dislikes and not worry about how they will be implemented, that is for your home contractors to address. Some questions to ask yourself include:
- Do I want to incorporate an island?
- What style of kitchen cabinets do I prefer?
- How much counter space and cabinet space do I need?
- What type of backsplashes and countertops do I gravitate toward?
- What kind of flooring catches my eye?
- Do I need to update my lighting?
- What kitchen elements have I seen that I do not like?
- Have I seen anything else incorporated into a kitchen that catches my eye?
After making your list, rank each element in order of importance. Now that you’ve completed the first step, you are ready to move on to budgeting and meeting with home remodeling contractors, which we will discuss in our next article.
Houston Remodeling is one of the area’s premier and preferred remodeling contractors. Our goal is to make your home renovations stress-free and something to get excited about. Unlike some home contractors who are just out to make a sale, Houston Remodeling wants to earn your lifelong business. Are you considering making home renovations in the near future? If so, give Houston Remodeling a call to schedule your complimentary in-home consultation today!