5 Trade-Offs to Consider When Remodelling Your Kitchen

Updated: Jan 28, 2020

A kitchen remodeling expert is the one who can transform your dream kitchen into reality. They understand your requirements and build a mansion of your imagination fantasies into reality. Before stepping into remodeling, it is a smart move to set a budget for the special corner of your home. If not, that’s okay. Compromises of one form or another are part of the process, even for the rare homeowner who enjoys a bottomless budget and expensive square footage.

But how exactly do you decide between two compelling options with different pros and cons? To get clarity on what matters most to you, read about some key trade-offs you and your kitchen remodeling experts will consider during your project.

Using Your Kitchen

Kitchen Remodel Idea

You need to be very clear about how you want to use your new kitchen while planning a kitchen remodelling. For instance, some people like to have more people in their kitchen, while some want to feel relaxed. In order to feel relaxed, they don’t like to face many people in the kitchen while cooking. On the same side, clean goals can help makeovers make decisions and as the budget nears its limit, ultimately choose the options that will best support their goals. So, ask yourself first, what matters most to you in a kitchen?

1. Daily Use Vs. Occasional Events

The design is usually made according to the space of the room. The area of consideration has to do with how many people your kitchen will serve. Thus, it not only depends upon the number of living in your home but also how often do you entertain and for how many people?

Kitchen Design with Black Backsplash

Let’s talk about a practical example, out of several clients, I remember a retired couple who cooked only for themselves most days. They entertained just four times a year, usually holidays. Anyone can get amazed by looking at their choice of a 36-inch range, double ovens, and a 48-inch-wide refrigerator. But for them, it made sense when you will come to know about their family size. They were a family of 30 members that she used to cook for them on occasions. Thus, if you are planning to remodel your kitchen, don’t just consider the members of the family living in but also considering the guests and visitors helps the hostage to entertain them perfectly.

So, choose the maximum capacity, as you can manage in the big room but it is sometimes messy to adjust in the small room.

2. Cost Vs. Value

There are a number of designer and expensive cabinet designs available in the market that would not only add a touch of modern design into it but also catch every visitor’s attention. Just think, do you really want to impress all or you actually need that cabinet? Let’s go through some questions that you should ask yourself before remodeling your room:

  • Will the investment improve your everyday life?

  • Will the product solve your difficulties?

By adding the product, will your house make you feel like home?

And the most important, will the purchase raise the value of your home?

This would help you save unnecessary expenditure as well as help in choosing the best elements that would go for a long time. By this, you may decide that the cost of s feature for your new kitchen is worth it because of the value it brings. For instance, adding a dishwasher may eliminate the need to pre-rinse dishes.

Rest, it all depends upon your needs. Some people prefer to upgrade their kitchen as they hate scrubbing while others like to do dishes manually and don’t consider to spend pennies over the dishwasher.

Filtering your choices as cost vs. value - in terms of your experience in your kitchen, and possibly the resale value of your home can help you get clarity on what’s worth the extra money.

One helpful way to prioritize your desires is to analyze the speed and duration of your tasks. Thus, sometimes daily chores weigh more than investing in.

3. Function vs. Aesthetics