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
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?
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
Ideally, a kitchen renovation brings both beauty and function, but while dealing with limited funds, trade-offs between functionality and aesthetics may be necessary. Functions here means the kitchen’s layout and the choice of whether to have one skin or two.
Aesthetics, of course, are the expensive but eye-catching customized detailing that brings a high-end look to a kitchen. Thus, choose the best that matters to you out of functionality and the looks.
Hence, the trade-off is precisely a personal choice and varies from person to person. While calculation aesthetic vs. function, you may have to consider everything that is mentioned before in the beginning - such as how many people you cook on a daily basis, how often you entertain your guests, how many people cook at one time, and all the other scenarios you think are important to consider.
However, it’s all up to you. Where a few people who cook very often, prefer to have a modern kitchen design with custom cabinets and a beautiful built-in fridge, also willing to be in their budget.
On the other hand, some people choose a free-standing fridge and use their budget in the plumbing and construction work required to add a second sink. So, the choice is always yours.
4. Speed vs. Patience
Patience wins in many situations. To see a beautifully upgraded home, it takes time as it’s just a part of the procedure. Sometimes, it is difficult to handle when the demolishing and remodeling work happens particularly if you are living in the home. So, keeping calm is necessary here. Because there are many cases that happen when people choose only those products (for example - tiles) which are in stock. Whereas, the chosen one may affect the entire design of the room. It is natural because when you are in that situation, the risk is that you will be tempted to say yes to anything just to accomplish the project and your home back to normal.
5. The Ideal Me vs. the Real Me
A lot of people who believe that remodelling can change their habit - doesn't happen in reality. But by looking at the other scenarios, for a messy kitchen, remodelling work as wonders that transform you into a clean it before you go o manage the pretty room. Rather, working on your own habits can save lots of bucks in remodelling the wrong design.
What Do You Think?
There are many factors to consider while remodelling your special room. Take all the points and let your budget and kitchen thank you later. Also, these points may help you during selling the property. For more ideas, talk to the professionals now.