It’s been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home. In fact, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright often referred to the kitchen as the “workroom” of the home. If your “workroom” is in need of an overhaul, we can help.
So, before you dive into a kitchen renovation, it’s important to take time to answer three important questions regarding function, style and budget.
The way your kitchen functions is of utmost importance and should be considered first. Before you begin the renovation process, consider how you use your kitchen on a daily basis.
For instance, are you constantly feeding your family gourmet meals? If so, you may want a kitchen with lots of counterspace and high-end appliances. Or, perhaps you don’t like to cook, but love hosting friends. Think about creating a large island for friends to gather around, grab snacks and sip drinks.
By thinking through the way you use your kitchen every day, you’ll be better prepared to begin your renovation, and the final result will be perfectly suited to your lifestyle.
Once you’ve determined the way you need your kitchen to function, think about how you want your kitchen to look.
“The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
Are you someone who likes clean, modern design? Simple cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances might be right for you. Or, maybe you prefer a more traditional look. Natural wood cabinets and granite or quartz countertops may help give you the classic look you love.
Are you a fan of the modern farmhouse style? A large shiplap island and a subway tile backsplash might be the way to go.
Try exploring websites like Pinterest or Houzz to identify your own style. View pictures and pinpoint which ones speak to you the most. Identifying your preferred style kicks off and directs the design process.
Finally, how much money are you able to put into your renovation? After deciding your budget, ask yourself what items you may want to splurge on and what items you want to save on.
For instance, if you like to cook, you may choose to treat yourself to top-of-the-line commercial-grade appliances, or a large granite island to use as prep space for all your gourmet dishes. If you’re a collector of fine china, consider custom glass-front cabinetry to display your collection, and save money by using standard appliances. By establishing how to allocate your budget upfront, you’ll save yourself the headache of making big decisions in the heat of the moment.
Now, that you’ve asked and answered these primary questions, it’s time to pull in the people who can make your dream kitchen happen.
Leave It to LandMark Construction and Renovations…
We can help you navigate the remodeling trends and selection options to realize the kitchen of your dreams.
Contact LandMark Construction and Renovations, LLC to help create a design that best fits your needs and lifestyle.
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