Quality cabinets really make a great kitchen remodel (of course don’t neglect a good layout). Cabinets come in wide variety of styles and qualities. Typically home owners limit themselves not based on ideas and desire, but on trade offs relating to budget (needs vs wants compared to costs).
For example, do you really NEED under cabinet lights to light your counters? Not really, but they sure are nice. They do increase costs a little (in addition to the cabinets themselves costing a bit more, you may have to run electrical wiring for them).
If cost is an issue (as it is with most of us) maybe you don’t put them everywhere, but only in locations where you expect to want additional light (where you chop vegetables for example).
Plan ahead – otherwise known as starting with the end result in mind.
Think about how you and your family use your kitchen today and how you expect to use your kitchen after the remodel is done (there will be differences). Think about what annoys you about your current kitchen. Draw plans (by which I mean get them drawn) and take time to understand what they mean and imply.
Here are some ideas of what you need to include in your plan:
- Do you need a counter top you can chop directly on?
- Do you need separate recycling bins in the kitchen to make it easier to sort your debris?
- Do you want to be able to grill inside in the winter?
- How far from the fridge to the chopping area?
- How far from the chopping area to the sink?
- Will you be able to see the kids doing homework while you work in the kitchen? Do you need to?
I think you get the idea.
When planning your upcoming kitchen remodel, consider using us. The quality of our work is excellent.