You have contacted Country Creek Builders to remodel your kitchen. The meeting has been set to meet with them and their in-house design team. However, you are unsure how the process works and how to get started.
There are some specific strategies to help make the process go smoothly.
Your first step is to meet with Country Creek Builders to discuss your wants and needs. Once these are outlined a design, timeline and budget will be created. For Country Creek Builders, this process can take approximately a month. Even though that seems like a long time for the planning, remember in the long run all you want is your dream kitchen. By having this plan in place, it helps to keep the project on track and hopefully there will be no surprises down the road.
The most important decision of the remodel comes at the beginning of the project. You need to decide if you are going to keep the same layout or start fresh. Keeping the same layout will save you money, but will this work well for you and your families needs? If not, then really there won’t be much difference except new furnishings. Talk with Country Creek Builders and their in-house design team and they can help you look at all the different options and decide which is the best way to proceed with the project. Once this decision is made, the project can officially get underway.
Remodeling your kitchen can add value to your home. Be aware of the products you are purchasing and make sure the quality is good. When choosing your tile, countertops, cabinets and flooring think about the durability and functionality because you want your investment to last. Picking a solid surface or stone counter top might cost a little more but if you care for them properly they will look beautiful and last a long time.
When picking out appliances, think about what you need vs. what you actually want. If you are looking at a high end stove with 6 burners, are you really going to use all of them? Is it worth the extra money or could you put the money towards something else such as the back splash tile behind the stove? You want to choose appliances that fit your lifestyle and cooking needs.
Lighting up the room:
Looking around the kitchen space you are remodeling, think about how you want the space to feel and look with the lighting you pick.
There are two main types of lighting to think about:
- Task: This type of lighting is dedicated to specific task and is a direct source of light. Ideas are recess lighting , under the cabinet lights or pendant lights above an island.
- Ambient: This lighting creates more of a warm glow. It is typically mounted on the ceiling or wall.
Both of these types of lighting can be controlled by a dimmer switch if that is something you would like.
Everyone who is remodeling a kitchen wants to add more storage. If you are planning on keeping the same layout, talk with the in-house design team to get ideas on how best to tackle this issue.
- Additional Shelves: Having open shelving is a big trend right now. You can take advantage of unused wall space and hang up shelves.
- Taller Cabinets: Installing cabinets that reach up to your ceiling is an option as well. Using the top shelves for items that you don’t use very often is a great way for freeing up other cabinets for the items you use on a day to day basis.