If you know anything at all about the property market, you will know that the kitchen is by far the most important room in the house. First and foremost, it is the place where the whole family tends to gather – the hub of the house if you will. But on a more financial note, it is also the biggest asset your home has. Get it right with design and you guarantee that you have a pleasant and welcoming space for all the family. Plus, if you do ever decide to sell the place, an exquisite kitchen could mean your home goes for a much higher price. Here are some of the things you need to think about before taking the plunge and executing a big kitchen remodel.
What’s staying, and what’s going
A kitchen remodel isn’t just giving the room a lick of paint and buying a new fridge. These are things that many of us doing ‘as and when,’ and they don’t require a full-scale project to execute them. If you’ve lost count all the things you want to change about your kitchen, however, then starting afresh could be on the cards. With a remodel, you need to make some big decisions about what you keep and want to chuck out. Remember you can keep your appliances if they’re fairly new as it is: you might just need to move them into another room while all the work goes on.
Do you have the time to dedicate to it?
Doing any kind of work to your home is not without its complications. As the kitchen is one of the most used rooms in the house, having it in a state of disarray can be challenging at times, for the whole family. Before you start ripping out any cabinets, sit back and ask yourself whether you have the time to dedicate yourself fully to this project alongside all the other responsibilities you have. Don’t consider it all over if you don’t think you have the time. Instead, speak to some professionals about fitted kitchen design, who may be able to do some of the hard work for you.
What theme are you going to have?
It is always advisable to go into a kitchen remodel (or any kind of home project) with a clear idea of what you want doing. Making it up as you go along is risky, and you could end up with a mismatch of styles that simply don’t flow very well. Spend some time before you action the refit researching interior styles and trends that you like – but make sure you opt for something classic. For example, just because 70’s hippie-chic is in this year doesn’t mean it’s something that will still look good four years down the line. It’s always better to pick something that’s fairly neutral and non-offensive so that it appeals to broad tastes. A project like this costs a lot of money, so you have to make sure it stands the test of time.