Fall is a wonderful time to plan entertainment opportunities with your family and friends. We all want our home to be in tip top shape while entertaining. If your kitchen space has not been working well for your family, now is the time to make some changes before the busy fall and holiday season appear. With a little thought and a lot of planning, you can remodel your kitchen and have it ready for all of your fall gatherings.
Here are 5 things to consider as you are planning your kitchen remodel:
Size of the space
The size of your kitchen will affect the type of remodel that you do. Smaller kitchens have limited space, while a larger kitchen will allow you to move things around more. If you want more space, you may want to consider removing a wall and opening up your kitchen space or reconfiguring the layout of your home, so that you can have the larger kitchen of your dreams.
Sometimes you just need to rework the layout of a kitchen to make it more functional and appealing. In order to find the best layout for your needs, we recommend that you think about how you use the space, how many people are in the room at once, and how you will want to move around your new kitchen.
Plumbing and electric
While it is always more budget friendly to use existing plumbing and electrical sources, that may not always be possible if you are planning on a complete overhaul of your kitchen space. These items are two of the more costly items during a renovation, so you will want to consider all your options carefully before making a final decision.
The way that you live will affect the type of kitchen that you create. There is no point in having top of the line appliances if you are never going to actually cook inside your new kitchen. However, there is also no way that you will want to install a tiny stove and oven if you are planning on cooking and baking multiple times a day or you host elaborate parties throughout the year.
Your budget is going to be the final deciding factor as to how much you can do with your kitchen remodel. Obviously, a budget of fifty thousand dollars is going to get you much further than a budget of one thousand dollars. To work within your budget, you will want to sit down and write down all your needs and wants and then prioritize them in order of necessity.
Starting with these five steps will allow you to focus on your needs in your kitchen instead of just focusing on your dreams. Your contractor can assist you with any questions that you may have as well as give you ideas as to what will work best with the space that you have.
Call Michael F. Whalen Contracting in New Kensington and the greater Pittsburgh area today at 724-335-8515 to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We will discuss your options for kitchen remodeling and offer advice on what we feel is the best course of action. We provide all types of remodeling and home improvement services to homeowners in New Kensington and the surrounding areas.