A kitchen remodel is a huge, and often expensive, undertaking. However, as the heart of the home, a kitchen also packs the biggest ROI punch. Realtor surveys show that a kitchen remodel can most dramatically improve a home’s value, and since the kitchen is a gathering spot, this means potential homebuyers look to kitchens for signs of luxury items, quality and recent renovations.
As the homeowner, you probably have some big questions and worries when it comes to a kitchen remodel.
1. How much is this going to cost?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on what kitchen remodel(s) you’d like to tackle, the size of the kitchen, what materials are used, your location, the state your kitchen is in and personal preferences. However, a good kitchen remodel company will work with your budget.
2. Will I still be able to use my kitchen?
It depends on the kind of kitchen remodel you’re undertaking, how long it’s scheduled to take and what you define as “use.” In some cases, you might be able to keep using the stove. Talk this over with your kitchen remodel manager.
3. Will I have to temporarily move out of my home?
The bigger the kitchen remodel, the more likely it is you’ll be more comfortable temporarily staying elsewhere. Some homeowners don’t mind having zero or minimal kitchen access (and the noise and dust of construction). Others may prefer to temporarily stay with family, friends or in a hotel.
4. What’s the biggest bang for my buck?
Areas that take up the most real estate are often where the eyes go first. In kitchen remodels, this includes cupboards, countertops and perhaps flooring (depending on kitchen size). Upgrading just the cabinets, or even painting or re-staining them, can make a huge impact.
5. What are some timeless choices?
Steering clear of trends that might fade quickly is a savvy move. Classic choices include white wooden cupboards (or stained wooden cupboards that can be easily painted or re-stained as the years go by); a natural stone countertop like marble, granite or quartz; wooden floors with a good sealant to prevent damage from water; and upper cabinets that extend all the way to the ceiling.
6. How should I configure my new kitchen?
The space will largely dictate this, and you should always your construction lead. However, it’s best to place your fridge, stove/oven and sink in a triangle. You don’t want two of these items too far away from each other or all lined up on one wall. Ideally, you can move between these three necessary work areas with ease.
If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, you deserve a professional and local company you can trust. Contact Intermountain Stone & Marble today for all your stone countertop needs, and get one big part of the kitchen remodel process ticked off the list.