You’ve dreamed of remodeling your kitchen for years and you’re finally ready to get started. You know your design preference and you’ve got an idea of the budget you can handle. You’ve done your research on how to finance your project and you’re ready to make your vision a reality.
Unfortunately, homeowners tend to get a little crestfallen when they begin researching the details of their project and understand all the costs involved. They may see their vision start to fade and assume they can’t get the look they want on the budget they’d planned.
While you don’t want to go over your budget, or push it aside altogether, it’s important to start with your perfect vision. You can always cut back or use designers’ tricks to cut corners, but if you start your kitchen project by thinking small, chances are you really won’t get the look you’re after. So let yourself dream big! Here’s how:
Look At The Big Picture
According to Remodeling magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, the ROI for a kitchen remodel is well over 50 percent. If you hire trade professionals to handle the work, you’ll recoup approximately 59 percent of your cost on a major remodel. A minor kitchen remodel will net you upwards of 75 percent. With statistics like these, it doesn’t hurt to dream a little.
So if you could have the kitchen of your dreams – right now – with absolutely no concern for money, what would it look like? Are you dreaming of a vintage inspired Parisian patisserie or a cozy Tuscan villa? Picture the room in your mind’s eye and write down the details or sketch out your heart’s desire.
At ProSource, we offer expert kitchen design services. Our designers can help bring your dream kitchen to life by guiding you to the perfect flooring, countertops and sink faucets to fit your design taste.
Top 10 List
Once you’ve got a good idea of your design inspiration, make a list of the 10 things you’d have in your kitchen if you could have this dream room.
Does wide plank hardwood flooring or marble tile make the list? How about the lighting? Are you dreaming of Kohler kitchen faucets in a classic rubbed bronze or a cool, contemporary chrome? Consider all the must-haves and accessories. Don’t leave any stone unturned!
Picture yourself standing in your newly remodeled kitchen space. What are you doing? Who’s with you? Maybe you’re entertaining friends, or making dinner for your extended family. Maybe you’re serving appetizers to your teenager and all his friends while they watch TV, or mixing up cocktails for a girls’ night.
When you know exactly how you’ll use your room, it’s easier to determine the best way to maximize the space and get the most out of your kitchen remodel.
Find A Pro
Once you’ve got your vision in place, you can begin to lay out your goals for turning that dream into a reality. Chances are good that you’ll have to cut some corners along the way, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the kitchen of your dreams!
Designers are great at finding ways to bring visions to life with paint colors, fabrics and textures, and perfectly chosen accessories. These days there are so many options to choose from for every budget, there’s no reason you can’t bring your vision to life!
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