Remodeling your kitchen can be an enormous task.
Many factors influence the final project making it difficult to remember the details once the process has begun.
To make it easier, we’ve devised a list of important questions to ask yourself prior to remodeling.
Remember, the key to minimalizing stress is to always stay one step ahead of your renovation.
Kitchen Remodel Checklist
1. What’s your budget?
This is the most vital decision to make before taking on a remodeling project since it’s all too easy to get in over your head and overspend. Creating a budget is the best way to ensure that the process of creating your dream kitchen remains stress-free.
2. What Parts of Your Kitchen Do You Like and What Parts Don’t You Like?
Renovating doesn’t necessarily mean scrapping your entire kitchen and starting from scratch. Examine your current design and decide which parts, if any, you like and would like to incorporate into your remodeled space and which you want to leave behind.
3. What is the main function of your kitchen?
There are many possible functions for a kitchen that differ from home to home. Some use the kitchen as a family room, some use it exclusively for cooking, baking, and eating, and some use it as an entertainment center for guests. Know what your kitchen’s main function is before picking a layout.
4. Do you want a ‘Dining area’?
While some families prefer to eat all formal meals in the dining room, some families like to have an informal mealtime area in their kitchen. Think about whether your space will need to accommodate a kitchen table and chairs or just an island/breakfast nook.
5. How often do you host?
Are you the host of your family or friend group, or do you prefer to be the guest? Your needs will differ based on your answer to this question. For those who host often, a more open layout may be more suitable, along with a dining area by the island.
6. How much storage do you need?
Take all your appliances, dishes, cutlery, pots and pans, and kitchen miscellaneous into account. Being aware of how much space you require will allow you to choose the kitchen layout, cabinets, and drawers that will best suit your needs.
7. Where Will you Place your kitchen Appliances?
Appliance placement is extremely important to your kitchen function. Maximize convenience and efficiency by placing the dishwasher near the sink for quick loading, the refrigerator away from the oven to avoid excess heat and the microwave in a base cabinet for easy reach. Placing your appliances strategically creates a convenient and comfortable space.
8. What layout and/or style do you want?
The best style and/or layout for your kitchen depends on how you answered the previous questions. Check out your working triangle on choosing the proper layout style to help you get a better understanding of which one best suit your needs.
9. What color theme do you want?
Once you’ve decided on a fundamental structure, you’re ready to think about décor. Picking the color theme is the first step of decorating since it becomes your guideline for most purchases related to your kitchen renovation.
10. What cabinets are right for your kitchen?
Make sure to factor in style, size, color, and design when selecting your cabinets. Ideal cabinets are ones with beauty and function since they serve both the design and purpose of your kitchen.
11. Are there any special needs you need to accommodate?
Whether it’s physical disabilities, elderly folks, or young children, your kitchen should be equipped to accommodate all members of your household and/or frequent visitors. Benchmark carries a line of ADA cabinets that can transform your kitchen into a safe and comfortable space for everyone.
12. Do you want to hire a designer or try to DIY?
While it is possible to do it on your own, we would recommend hiring a kitchen designer, especially for major renovations. Having a professional around can help keep the process smooth and easy for everyone involved.
Get Ready to Rumble!
Once you’ve taken notes of your answers, you’re ready to get started. If you decided to get a designer, share your vision with them, so they get a full picture of what you want. If you’re doing it on your own, then start putting these small pieces together to form a complete kitchen design.
- Upon arrival, your measure tech will sanitize their hands and all equipment as well as offering to wear a face mask, gloves and shoe covers for the protection of you and your home.
- At all times during our visit, we will ensure social distancing guidelines are observed, whilst we measure your room and identify utilities and services.
- The home measure will typically take between 30-60 minutes.
- Your measurements will then be sent back to your Benchmark Designer so we can begin creating your dream kitchen.
Everybody wants something different from their kitchen, which is why Team Benchmark has the widest choice of colors, styles, and sizes – all available to view online. Whether you’re a new homeowner buying your first kitchen on a budget or you’re splashing out on the family kitchen of your dreams, all the inspiration you need is with Benchmark Home Improvements.
1. HOW DO YOU USE YOUR ROOM?
Think about what happens during a typical day in the life of your kitchen and what that means for the layout. If you like to entertain or need a space where homework can be done while you’re preparing a meal, consider the dining area. If you have dogs and cats that call the kitchen home, they’ll need their own space too.
2. MAKE YOUR SPACE WORK
Whatever else a kitchen needs to do, first and foremost it needs to work as a space to cook. Think carefully about the most used parts of your kitchen from a cooking perspective, and plot how easily you’ll be able to move between them. This is called the kitchen triangle and focuses on the points between the refrigerator, sink, and stove, which are crucial in mapping out your cooking space. When you’ve got a design you like the look of, book your showroom appointment with one of our talented designers.
3. MEASURING UP
The final and most important thing to consider is your kitchen measurements. We will need these to help create the best solution for your space. Here’s what you need to do before dropping into Benchmark Home Improvements:
- Measure each wall including window openings.
- Note all windows and doors, including which way they open and whether they’re internal or external.
- Add in electric outlets and any existing plumbing, plus fixed objects like radiators, heaters or boxed-in pipes (including the measurements)
- If your room has a sloping ceiling or eaves, mark the shortest and tallest heights and how far the slope extends into the room.
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