To Update or Remodel: Weighing the Options for Your Kitchen

Decisions can be tough! Especially when they involve updates to your kitchen, the heart of your home.


One obstacle many homeowners face is the prospect of whether to totally renovate their kitchen or just make a few updates.


At Northeast Kitchen and Flooring, we can help make that decision a little easier. Our design specialists would love to assist you in your decision! Here are a few considerations to keep in mind.


First off What’s the Budget?

Perhaps one of the most important things to consider is your budget. Kitchen renovations and remodels can get expensive fast.  


Consider the scope of your project. Do you need an entire overhaul, or would you just like a new stove and some updated décor? Do not put yourself into debt remodeling a kitchen when a few, smaller updates will serve your purposes just as well


Consider Your Lifestyle

Are you going to stay in this home for at least a few years, or are you considering selling in the near future? Will your investment in your kitchen help you reach your long or short-term goals?


Another thing to consider is if your current kitchen fits your current or anticipated future needs. We are talking about functionality here. Think about your pantry space and how often you cook. Are the cabinets in good condition? Is there ample space to cook for your expanding family? You get the idea.


How to Improve Your Space

If you decide to update the kitchen instead of an overall remodel, a few small changes can make a big difference. Updating your space with updated and bright lighting fixtures can make your kitchen feel more open and inviting.


Worn down cabinet handles can be easily replaced, and a fresh coat of paint or stain applied to give your kitchen a fresh new feel without the expense of a total makeover.


When to Go All in on a Renovation

There are going to be situations when a simple update just isn’t going to cut it.


If your kitchen is structurally unsound, needs updated plumbing or electrical work, or has surfaces and appliances that are more than ten years old, a remodel may be in order. This is also something to consider if you are going to be in the house for a long time.


Whether you’re looking for a clean, uncluttered space, or you need ample room to create big family meals, a kitchen remodel can help you design your kitchen to best suit your needs. You can make changes to the walls and flooring, update your cabinet space, and even install an island. Appliances need to be updated about every ten years, as well.


Plan Ahead

Whether you decide to update a few items or go all-out on a complete remodel, remember that the kitchen should be comfortable, inviting and functional.


Plan for adequate storage and keep designs open and simple. Counters that are clear of clutter provide a welcome space for creating meals and memories. There are many options when it comes to updating the kitchen, so take your time and make sure you make the right selection for your needs.


Ask for Help

At Northeast Kitchen and Flooring, we can help you decide on a theme for your kitchen. Our expert designers are fluent in updates and remodels and help you plan for aspects you may not have considered. Reach out today, we’d love to help you plan your next kitchen update or remodel.

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