Are you planning your dream kitchen? An important first step should be assessing YOUR needs. What do you love and hate about your existing kitchen? Is it too small, too sprawling, is it disorganized, is the style a good fit, does it function well for your lifestyle and family? What is most important for you to accomplish with the project? How are you hoping your dream kitchen will function?
Thinking through these and the following questions help to establish your project goals. The focus gained will guide the decision making process and help increase satisfaction with your remodel. Consider: Do you want more space or just a more organized space? Does your kitchen connect well with living areas? What family changes do you anticipate in the coming years, such as additional children, graduating children, or parents coming to stay? Are there any physical issues you should plan for, such as effects of aging? What are your entertaining needs?
The kitchen is easily one of the most utilized rooms in a home. With so much time spent there it should be a unique reflection of you and suit your needs. With so many elements to consider, a very wise first effort, should be finding an experienced certified kitchen designer. An experienced designer can help navigate the myriad of options related to your project.
Over the next month, we will be looking at some of the most important considerations in securing your dream kitchen! So, take the time now to dream a little of your space, and what your unique desires are for your space.