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5 Things to Know Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

Posted June 29, 2021

Kitchen remodeling projects are a lot to tackle but they also offer the most benefits. Before long, you could be enjoying a brand new kitchen that is conducive to your lifestyle. From oversized islands to tall cabinets with pull-out drawers to waterproof Coretec flooring, a new kitchen design has the potential to transform the heart of your home.

As you begin a kitchen remodeling project, here are five things you should know. Planning ahead will make this renovation far less stressful - something you will thank yourself for!

1. Assess Your Wants, Needs and Budget

Start by asking yourself what features you would like included with your new kitchen design. Think beyond granite countertops and white cabinets. What types of problems do you experience with your current kitchen? Is there too little space to cook efficiently? Do you have enough room to invite people over for dinner?

Create a list of your wants and needs and prioritize the most important ones. This list will help you plan a kitchen remodel that is not only beautiful but also meets your family’s needs. With a budget in hand, you can determine what wants and needs you can fulfill and what ones to wait on.

2. Consider Your Current Layout

Some kitchen remodels are done for aesthetic purposes. Maybe your kitchen is old or outdated and needs a facelift. Other times, the entire layout needs an overhaul.

Consider your current kitchen layout and think about how it serves your needs. If you don’t like the current floor plan, rest assured there are plenty of others to choose from. Ask your kitchen designer to explain the following layouts in more detail:

  • One-wall design
  • Corridor design
  • L-shape design
  • Double L-shape design
  • U-shape design

3. Think About Cabinet Styles

A brand new set of wooden cabinets will give your kitchen an updated look while providing you with more storage and cooking space. Think about the styles that will work with your home and personal taste - contemporary, modern, traditional, farmhouse, etc. Today’s custom and semi-custom cabinets offer endless variations. You can even put an overhang on your island that lets you serve quick meals.

4. Decide How You Will Prepare Your Home

Many people spend their time planning for their kitchen remodel but forget an important detail: What will they do while their kitchen is under construction?

Save yourself the headache by planning ahead. Chances are, you won’t be able to cook meals or use your kitchen while it’s being remodeled. Some people set up a temporary kitchen in another room of the home and stock it with dry foods like cereal, granola bars and fresh fruit. Others stay with family and others plan on eating out.

5. Hire an Experienced Kitchen Designer

Once you are ready to start your kitchen redesign, you can hire an experienced and qualified kitchen designer. Choose someone that has a lot of experience with your type of remodel. Woodhaven has over 40 years of experience renovating kitchens and bathrooms. Our expert designers will pay attention to your lifestyle while recommending the best brands, styles and colors for your space.

As you see your brand new kitchen installation coming together, all the stress of planning will quickly fade away. Kitchen renovations offer a ton of benefits that you can start enjoying right away. To discuss your options for a kitchen remodel, including attractive financing options that are available, contact Woodhaven today.

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