The kitchen is the most used room in the house for many of us. It is a special space where everyone gathers for food and chat. Because the kitchen is such an essential part of your house, it is important to keep it functional and looking great.
So, how do you know when it is time to revamp your kitchen? Before choosing a general contractor in Wake County, NC, and embarking on a kitchen remodeling project, there are a few factors you must consider. You want the best possible outcome for your household’s needs so that you can continue serving delicious meals.
Here are a few things to think about before jumping on a kitchen remodeling project:
The Timing of the Remodel
Timing is a key consideration in any type of home renovation in Raleigh, NC—and your kitchen remodel is no exception. Depending on the complexity and size of the kitchen, a kitchen remodel can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks. Before you begin, consider how you will work around the short-term interruption of not having a fully functional kitchen during the deconstruction and construction phases.
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The Current Condition of the Kitchen
Do you get frustrated every time you walk into your kitchen? Is preparing meals for your family becoming more of a struggle? Are you seeing that parts of your cabinets or appliances are no longer looking or working as they should? If your kitchen is no longer capable of feeding and accommodating the family, you may want to consider a remodel. Other than general wear and tear, there are other reasons to remodel your kitchen, but we find that most families remodel because they need newer kitchen appliances and more space.
The Space Required
There are a number of life events that may necessitate adjusting the amount of space you need in your kitchen, such as:
- You are having another child.
- You are sending your kids off to college.
- You would like to entertain more or fewer people.
- You have retired and need to make changes to your living space.
You cannot predict how your life will change, so having enough space in your kitchen is important. Some people do not want to clean a large kitchen after retiring, while others want to entertain more guests. Our homes are all unique and best suited to our individual requirements. The team at Glasgow Design Builds works with you every step of the remodeling process to ensure you have your dream kitchen.
Working within a budget can be one of the most challenging aspects of kitchen remodeling. This part of the project is primarily determined by what you want/need from your new kitchen. When setting a budget, ask yourself these questions:
- Do I need new kitchen appliances?
- Should I spend more of my budget on cabinet hardware?
- What is the best countertop material?
- Where can I find the perfect sink for my kitchen? (Related Blog: Different Types of Kitchen Sinks: Which is Perfect for You? )
- Do I need to install a garbage disposal or maybe even a dishwasher?
- Is there an issue with the flooring that is affecting my family?
We are ready to help you find the best materials and amenities for your new kitchen, no matter how you wish to remodel it. Contact us today to find out how we can help you determine how to optimize your spending.
The Latest Trends
New trends in home remodeling are constantly emerging. Smart appliances are the latest “thing”—they can offer a unique touch to your kitchen and make your life easier. However, living in a technologically dominated home might not be for everyone.
We believe it is a good idea to explore some of the latest trends in kitchen tech and see if they match your needs, wants, and budget. Because this is your new kitchen, you have complete control over what goes into it.
Some trends that we think are fun and useful include smart lighting, smart thermostats, automatic stove turn-off devices, Wi-Fi-enabled refrigerators, beverage coolers, energy-efficient stoves, and more.
What Are the Benefits of a New Kitchen?
As previously stated, the kitchen is often seen as the heart of the home. It unites your family in one central space to enjoy each other’s company. Here are two reasons why we believe a remodeled kitchen can benefit your home:
1. Increase the Value of Your Home
We see a kitchen remodel as an excellent investment opportunity because the kitchen is seen as such a valuable asset to a home. Working with the right general contractor like Glasgow Design Builds is a sure way to raise your home’s value if you decide to sell it.
An improved kitchen can also help you sell your home faster! According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report, having their preferred kitchen style was one of the most important decision-making factors for 58% of homebuyers.
2. Boost the Kitchen’s Efficiency
Kitchens receive a lot of foot traffic and contribute significantly to your home’s energy consumption. Remodeling aging kitchen fixtures and adjusting the space can give your kitchen a new lease on life. After all, is said and done, you will have a room ready to be used to its full potential!
Regardless of the size or condition of your kitchen, as well as the complexity of your remodel, we can help you make the most of your culinary space. Contact Glasgow Design Build today so that we can provide you with a no-obligation quote for your kitchen remodeling project. We are proud of the affordable rates and personalized service that we provide to the residents of Raleigh, NC, and the neighboring communities, and we hope that you will trust us to revitalize your kitchen.
We would be happy to visit your home, discuss your remodeling project plan, and provide you with an estimated cost—whether it is for remodeling your kitchen or building a porch or deck. Feel free to call (919) 244-2979 or fill out an online form to schedule an appointment.