Let’s face it, your home’s kitchen is so much more than just a place to prepare meals. Rather, if you are like many, your kitchen is the very heart of your home. Where your family gathers together for meals, you celebrate life’s everyday moments with friends, and the kids carve out a space for afterschool snacks and homework.
If you find yourself dreaming of a kitchen remodel, we think there are 5 steps to create the perfect kitchen for your family and your lifestyle.
Steps to Create Your Perfect Kitchen
A home renovation project – especially a kitchen remodel – can seem a little daunting. But if you break it into a few simple steps, it not only seems doable, but exciting!
1. Find Your Inspiration
First things first, of course, is to search out examples of the dream kitchen floating around in your head. The good news is that there is no shortage of places to go for inspiration for your kitchen remodel. From Houzz and Pinterest (or other online galleries … hint, hint!) to home design books and magazines, you can find pretty much any style to fit any budget. Also consider local tours of homes, and check out the kitchens of your friends and family to determine what you like and – perhaps more importantly – what you don’t.
2. Set a Budget
It is essential that you know what you can spend on your kitchen remodel in order to make the necessary decisions. There are a lot of line items in a kitchen remodel budget, so you will want to splurge on what is most important to you, while going a little simpler on those things that don’t rank as high on your wishlist. Don’t forget to leave a little cushion within your budget to address any unexpected surprises during the project.
3. Select a Contractor
A trusted partner is essential to a successful – and stress free – kitchen remodel. Your contractor will guide you through your kitchen remodel, bringing your dream kitchen to fruition – from helping with the overall design to selecting flooring, cabinetry, appliances, and fixtures. Communication with your contractor is important, so be sure you feel comfortable talking to them and that you both have a clear understanding of the work that is to be done. Plus, you will probably be spending a fair amount of time with them, so you might as well like them!
4. Consider the Layout
When deciding on a design for your kitchen remodel, consider how you will use your kitchen. Is there typically just one person in your family who does the cooking, or are you a multi-chef home? Do you need a workspace for you or your kids? How will you entertain family and friends in your kitchen? Your design team will share the latest trends with you and provide suggestions for the layout based on your wants and needs.
5. Make Your Selections
Once you have the overall design of your kitchen remodel completed, it is time to select the flooring, cabinets, appliances, and fixtures. These give life to your design and add character to the heart of your home. To be honest, all of these decisions can be a little overwhelming to some, so rest assured that your design team will ensure that you capture the feel that you are going after through your selections.
At Epic Group, we would love the opportunity to make your perfect kitchen remodel a reality. Contact us or stop in our office in the quaint Historic Dublin, where our footprint began. Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Facebook for inspiration and ideas, or check out Susan’s Top 5 Faves to see what an epic renovation looks like!