There are a lot of factors that go into remodeling a kitchen in Rhode Island. Aside from how it will look, you’ll need to consider other aspects like functionality, storage, and more.
Of course, it’s fun to pick out a color scheme and style, but overlooking important questions before getting started could end up being a huge hassle in the long run.
To help you avoid a major headache (and possibly expenses), ask yourself these 5 questions before you start your next kitchen remodeling project…
WHAT DO I MAINLY USE MY KITCHEN FOR?
The main use of a kitchen is obvious, from grandma’s cookies to daily dinners. But you may also use it for other things as well. For example, if you use your kitchen as a hangout area or for company entertainment, you may want a space that is completely open and visible from other rooms in your Rhode Island home.
Enlarging the entrance and eliminating a door will create a more welcoming and friendly environment. However, if you mainly use your kitchen to cook and clean up, you will want to consider a more private and closed off room that can’t be seen from surrounding areas.
HOW MUCH STORAGE SPACE DO I NEED?
If you’re the type of person that likes clean, uncluttered countertops, then you may want to choose drawers that have a sliding 2 tiered option and tall, wall height cabinets. If you don’t mind having everyday appliances living on your countertop for easy access, then you may be able to skip the island and free up some walking space.
WHAT STYLE DO I WANT MY KITCHEN TO BE?
There are tons of different styles and themes that you can choose when remodeling your kitchen. But, your kitchen could end up looking like a chaotic mess if you don’t plan ahead. For example, if you prefer a modern kitchen, then you’re going to want to make sure that you choose high tech appliances and shiny, solid colored countertops.
If you prefer more of a contemporary style, then chances are that your kitchen is used for comfort. Contemporary kitchens tend to have more seating areas and a bigger kitchen table for family-friendly meals.
HOW MUCH DO I COOK?
If you are an avid chef, then chances are you need appliances and utensils that are easily accessible. If this is the case, then getting creative with visual storage is necessary. For example, implementing a peg board to hang pots, pans, and large utensils will eliminate your need for extra storage space. If you do cook a lot and your kitchen happens to be on the smaller side, you are probably going to want a fold-down table option for an extra prep surface.
HOW BIG IS MY KITCHEN?
If you happen to have a big kitchen, then you generally won’t have to worry about dark colors or bright lightening. On the other hand, if your kitchen is relatively small, then you’re going to want to consider options that make your kitchen appear bigger.
For example, neutral color schemes, extra lighting, and furniture that maximizes the amount of walking space you have.
Starting a kitchen remodel is an exciting prospect. But before diving in elbow deep, you’ll want to ask yourself some key questions outlined in this article. The answers of which will help you formulate a plan forward that will help result in the perfect outcome.
If you’re unsure of where to start, need advice, or contractors and designers that care about your project as much as you do, give the team at Northeast Kitchen & Flooring Center a call today. Our local Rhode Island kitchen remodeling professionals are ready to help!