What to Consider When Planning Your Dream Kitchen
Many Costa Mesa homeowners are undergoing deep kitchen remodeling in the attempt to build the kitchen of their dreams. While gathering inspiration from model homes and design magazines is part of the fun, it’s important to consider specific factors while planning out your kitchen. There are various pieces of your kitchen that may be on the pricier side, so the greatest investment you can make is your time to ensure you get it right the first time. To help ease the planning process we have put together a quick list of things to take into consideration while planning your dream kitchen.
- What will be the main purpose of your kitchen? While the answer may seem fairly straight forward, many home owners use their kitchens for activities outside of cooking. Consider how much entertaining you will be doing in the kitchen, if you would like your kitchen to include a space for the children to do their homework, an area for you to check emails, or even a place to fix a good cup of coffee. All of these decisions will come into play when planning your kitchen. Your kitchen activities will help you decide if you need to include an extra-large island, an office nook, or a coffee bar. Remember, it’s important to plan around functionality as much as you plan around style.
- How many people are in your home? Will this kitchen be used by one cozy couple or a family of five, and how many people do you expect to be in the kitchen at the same time? These questions are important when considering how much walking room you need between countertop and cabinets. You should also take into consideration whether or not you need to make any safety adjustments for small children such as keeping cabinets at adult height.
- How much do you want exposed? Do you prefer to cook in private or would you prefer your kitchen to be an open space? Do you need to include your dining room as part of your kitchen, or perhaps have a clean entry way to your patio for outdoor entertaining? Kitchen remodeling involves a good deal of architecture, making it important to know where walls, doors and shutters need to be placed. This is also an import factor to consider if you are hoping to make your kitchen space appear larger or if you would like to host parties with a separate area as a catering space.
These are just some of the many factors that should be considered while planning out your dream kitchen. To ensure you’re asking the right questions, we always suggest speaking with a Costa Mesa, CA kitchen remodeling professional. At Kitchen Cabinets & Beyond our highly trained staff is ready to answer any questions you may have to help ensure you end with the perfect kitchen for you and your home. Our team of kitchen experts can introduce you to some of the new trends and appliances on the market as well as offer you a free estimate. To receive your free estimate just call 714-630-0477 or visit us in person at 2910 East La Palma Avenue, Suite B in Anaheim, California 92806. We look forward to assisting you!