Your kitchen is the heart of your home, which is precisely why kitchen renovation is among the most valuable home remodeling work out there. Changing the layout, look, and functionality of your kitchen can completely change your home’s core while adding serious value. Suppose you’ve been feeling the disappointment of outdated countertops, cabinetry, and more in your kitchen. In that case, it’s time to reach out to the professionals at My Handyman for a refreshing new remodel.
Planning Your Remodel
Before our professionals can get started on crafting the kitchen of your dreams, we’ll need to know a bit more about what you expect from the projects. This will involve a bit of planning on your part, though you’ll have all the guidance you could possibly need along the way. Planning a full kitchen renovation can feel like a huge hurdle in some cases, but it’s easily simplified by creating a list of goals. Fortunately, this is a fairly simple process. Simply take a moment to assess your kitchen, how you use it currently, and how you’d like to use it in the future. Putting together a thorough report centered around your kitchen’s present and future helps us create a polished roadmap that leads to the results you really want from your renovation.
Putting Together a Budget
Your renovation budget is another crucial piece of information that professionals will need before they can begin your projects. The budget you’re working with impacts the entirety of the project, affecting the materials that can be used, the size and scope of changes that can be made to your existing kitchen, and much more. In order to create a realistic figure for the work you want to be done, take the time to visit showrooms, read magazines, and generally do your due diligence on building a solid budget. Afterward, we can help you sort through your budget to modify it as needed to ensure you have a good idea of your price tag at the end of your project. By doing your research and getting this information upfront, you’re ensuring you aren’t caught completely off guard by your new kitchen’s final price tag.
Choosing a Layout
Though it might be an expensive endeavor, completely changing your kitchen’s layout is often the most impactful bit of renovation you could invest in. Changing your cabinets or countertops are great options, but moving around appliances, islands and other aspects of your kitchen allows you to completely personalize how the room works for you on a day to day basis. In order to ensure you’re getting a layout that really works for you, consider a few details of your everyday lifestyle:
- Food storage space
- Dish and cutlery storage
- Ease of cleaning and upkeep
- Food preparation space
- Cooking utensil storage
Knowing how much space you’ll need allows you to truly build a kitchen that works for you. For example, if you don’t need much food storage but have a vast collection of plates and cutlery, it may make sense to invest in a smaller pantry but more cabinet space. Similarly, if you love to cook complicated meals, you may want more usable counter space. Your kitchen should be built to fit your needs, not the other way around. Our experts are here to help you design the ideal kitchen layout for your needs, whether your kitchen use centers around cooking, entertaining, or even working.
Your Personal Style
Having a functional kitchen is a must, but having a functional kitchen that fits your personal style is the ultimate goal. While there are endless combinations to choose from, many homeowners already have their eye on an existing style. Some of the popular kitchen designs available to modern homes include:
- Country farmhouse: Rustic, unfinished wood, butcher block, and the combination of pastels and light neutral tones with natural textures and hues
- Modern: a focus on clean, straight lines, dark wood and metal fixtures with an emphasis on utility
- Cottage: Light colors and simple straight lines accented with wooden additions such as shelving
- French country: The epitome of elegance, warm, natural colors meet polished granite countertops and intricate wooden accents throughout the room
- Coastal: light, neutral and blue tones combine with an open, breezy layout and tons of natural light
- Rustic: Sturdy wooden cabinets, counters, and accents make up the bulk of the design, completed with stonework and other eye-catching accents
Each style has its pros and cons to consider, mostly involving the final cost of properly implementing the style within your specific home. Additionally, these are, of course, only the most popular modern kitchen remodeling options. The opportunities to customize your kitchen are nearly endless, with innumerable combinations of existing styles available. Speaking with our design experts can help you sort through these and many other options to find the perfect match for your home while still maintaining the level of functionality and accessibility you need from your kitchen.
Regardless of your taste, our professionals are here at My Handyman to help you build your dream kitchen. Our employees bring together unbeatable personalized style and functionality with our modern, forward-thinking kitchen designs to ensure you’re getting everything you need from your kitchen space. Whether you need more cabinet space, a larger area to entertain, a bigger stove, or an island, we’ll consider your individual needs to craft the perfect kitchen not only for your home but also for your lifestyle.
The Right Materials
When selecting your kitchen’s overall style, you’ll also need to consider the types of materials you’re using throughout the project. The materials you use are crucial to the look of your kitchen and its performance in the coming years. Unfortunately, each material has its own pros and cons to consider. For example, granite makes a beautiful, heat-resistant kitchen countertop but is generally quite expensive. Meanwhile, choosing a cheaper wood for your cabinets can save room in your budget but may lead to performance issues such as bowing and peeling down the line. Work with our team of professionals to sort through your options and get recommendations that suit your design plans and budget alike.
We don’t just provide good work, but also an excellent overall experience. We work to find a design that fits you and your budget and always stay in touch about our progress throughout the renovation process. We’ll meet with you to discuss designs and provide an estimate so you’re not left in the dark and dealing with unexpected charges later on. Our goal is to create a kitchen you’ll love for years to come, and we’re here to ensure your voice is heard from the beginning of the design process until the very last touches are put into place. Contact us to learn more about transforming kitchens throughout the Westerville area and what we can offer your home.