Are you considering a kitchen renovation? Have you already started to plan but don't know how to continue? Kitchen remodeling projects can be stressful and time-consuming, especially if you don't know where to begin. With so many design decisions to make, you may start to feel overwhelmed. Luckily, the Florida kitchen remodelers at CMK Construction Inc are here to help! We have put together a list of our top four things to consider before starting your kitchen renovation.
Four Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Kitchen
1. Your Kitchen's Layout
Whether you are DIY-ing your kitchen renovation or working with a custom kitchen contractor, you need to decide how you want your new kitchen to look and function. Your kitchen's layout is one of the most important design decisions you can make because it will impact how you use the space. In addition, you want your kitchen to flow in a way that makes sense for your family. Some things you may want to consider when planning the layout are:
- Your existing layout and what works and doesn't work.
- How you plan to utilize your kitchen. Are you going to entertain a lot, cook for large groups of people? Or are you just cooking for your family?
2. Countertops and Counter Space
Your countertops play an essential role in the look and function of your kitchen. There are many types, styles, and materials of countertops to choose from. However, installing the right countertops involves more than picking a style, color, or material that brings your vision to life but also involves leaving enough counter space to meet your needs. For example, if you're afraid of not having enough counter space to do lots of entertaining, you can consider installing a kitchen island with the same countertop material.
3. Cabinets and Additional Storage Space
One thing you never want to underestimate when planning a kitchen remodel in Tampa is storage space. First, of course, you want enough space to store your pots, pans, bowls, plates, spices, and small kitchen appliances. While beautiful cabinets are one way to add floor-to-ceiling storage, you can also consider a variety of other storage options, including:
- Magnetic Panels
- Hanging Hooks
- Kitchen Islands
4. Your Budget
Kitchen renovations can be expensive, and it's easy to spend more than you intended as you bring your dream kitchen to life. Planning a budget before starting the project can help you keep the cost within your means. You'll want to plan out as much of the design as possible, calculating costs for each demo, installation, material, and appliance. If possible, you'll also want to include a buffer of a few hundred or thousand dollars. This buffer can be used to make big splurges at the end of your project or can cover any unforeseen expenses that may arise.
If you're planning a kitchen remodel in Tampa, the experts at CMK Construction, Inc. can help. Call our professional kitchen remodelers today to learn more about our services, or fill out our online form to request a free price estimate.
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