At McDaniels Kitchen and Bath, we know that starting a kitchen remodel can be an exciting and daunting prospect at the same time. The excitement comes in envisioning years of enjoyment from your completed kitchen just the way you want it. The daunting part might be the realization that this is going to involve a lot of planning, decision making and certainly some money to turn it into reality.
Designing Your Dream Kitchen
The decisions involved in remodeling a kitchen can seem overwhelming at times given that you’ll be living with the results for many years. If you buy a toaster or phone you don’t like, those decisions are pretty easy to undo, but not so with an entire row of cabinets that don’t work with the rest of your kitchen or flooring that doesn’t blend with the countertops.
If you’re like most people starting a remodel, you’ve already gotten some inspiration from looking online and at magazines for ideas on how to change your kitchen. Certain problems with your existing kitchen may be what spurred the decision. Since most people only remodel their kitchen once or twice in their life, it can help to seek out a professional opinion to ensure you’re maximizing the improvement you can gain from a given budget.
Figuring out What to Change
Any design and planning considerations for your kitchen remodel will need to incorporate the replacement of at least some items in your kitchen. Are your cabinets too old for it to be bearable to keep them through a remodel? Have your countertops seen better days? Is the flooring getting unsightly? Perhaps you’d like to add an island in the middle of your kitchen for extra counter space and more storage in the cabinets underneath.
If you’re in the Lansing, Michigan area, you will definitely want to come by our showroom at McDaniels Kitchen and Bath. You will see entire layouts of kitchens and bathrooms, so you’ll have a concrete idea of what can be achieved for a given budget. If you’re busy, you can even take a virtual tour online and at least see if anything influences your design or product purchase decisions.
The Benefits of Remodeling Your Kitchen
Whether you take a do-it-yourself approach or enlist professional designers and contractors, a kitchen remodel that’s done right will be one of the best home improvements you can make. You and your entire family undoubtedly spend a lot of time in this room, and you’ll be much happier with it when it’s laid out as you wish with all the appliances, countertops, cabinets, flooring, sink and fixtures of the style and functionality that you desire.
Beyond being happier with your kitchen, this room ranks above any other in a house as far as a remodel adding value to a home. It can seem like a mammoth undertaking, but if you follow sound kitchen remodeling advice and think through the big decisions, it will be one of the most rewarding things you can do.
If you’re in the Lansing, Michigan area, think about checking out our website at McDaniels Kitchen and Bath. We have kitchen and bathroom design galleries online that can wet your design appetite as well as galleries for a variety of other spaces in your home. Remodeling your kitchen is a big deal, so don’t do it alone. Beyond family and friends, get the advice of professionals on design, product selection and other aspects of the project since you’ll be living with the results for quite a while.