Kitchen remodeling is an excellent way to breathe new life into a cramped, cluttered, or outdated space while increasing your home’s overall resale value. That said, it can be a challenging undertaking. To help you get this home improvement project underway in an efficient and cost-effective manner, Valley Design Center shares a helpful guide of considerations for your kitchen remodel.
Ready for Kitchen Remodeling? Here’s What to Consider
The Total Cost
Typically a major expense, a kitchen remodel can become pricey quickly, so make sure you calculate the costs and set a budget before beginning. Start by determining how much your home is worth as well as how much an updated kitchen will increase its overall value.
Then, make design decisions from there. It may also be helpful to read through kitchen and remodeling magazines for inspiration within your budget. If the work you want done is out of your scope, consider preserving as many original materials as possible or doing the project in stages.
Once you’ve calculated costs and established a budget, it’s time to consider the existing layout you have to work with. Focus on maintaining the architectural integrity, as you’ll want to ensure that the kitchen flows with the rest of the home — an important factor for resale. Additionally, by leaving systems such as the plumbing, gas, and electric intact, you can save — money on new water lines and other re-routing costs.
While you certainly want your updated kitchen to be aesthetically pleasing, it should also remain functional. It’s all about taking stock of what you have and how you can store it in the most efficient way possible. Consider smaller appliances and items you use regularly — such as kitchen gadgets, cutting boards, pots, pans, and serving ware — and focus on convenient storage and easy access.
You should also consider the size of new appliances and how they will fit within the parameters of the existing space. If possible, opt for cabinetry that touches the ceiling. In addition to more storage, this can also help elongate the room and make it appear larger.
If you’re looking to get started with kitchen remodeling, look no further than Valley Design Center in New York, NY. Since 1980, this all-in-one kitchen and bathroom design center and Kraftmaid™-authorized dealer has served as a one-stop-shop for home improvement needs. To get your home improvement project started today, give them a call at (212) 832-4200 or visit their website for more information.