Are you ready to build your dream kitchen? It all starts with a good plan. By taking the time to plan your dream kitchen carefully, you will get the best return on your investment. Here are some tips for planning dream kitchen, courtesy of O 'Hanlon Kitchens, Inc.
Choose a Trusted Company to Help You Build Your Dream Kitchen
You might think of doing this last, but don't! Choosing a kitchen remodeling company in the beginning will really help you in the design process. You can work with designers to plan your dream kitchen, keeping in mind your budget, your current and future goals, and more. Use their experience to pinpoint the features you want in your dream kitchen and learn how quickly that dream can come true.
Designers are talented in finding high-class products at affordable prices and many companies offer free designs in the hope you will use them for construction projects. Choose a company that does not use high pressure sales. A good kitchen designer will give you time to access your options, adjust your vision based on your budget and get the kitchen you want.
Make a List of the Must-Have Features
This is yours dream kitchen, not just a slightly better version of your current kitchen. What features do you want to have in it? Maybe you want a double oven because you host a vacation. Maybe you always want a pot filler on the stove to quickly add water when you cook. Perhaps your biggest dream is to have a tightly closed drawer, pull a hidden cabinet or farmhouse sink. Whatever your dreams, take notes. Then you can talk to your designer about which features you can include in your dream kitchen.
Think about the Problems You Have with Your Kitchen Now
Does the sink feel like it's in the wrong place? Do you need more drawers than your kitchen currently has? This is a problem that you can solve when designing your dream kitchen. When you think about all the features you want, make sure to make a list of the features you want do not want in your new kitchen. This will narrow the idea even further. Often, a new perspective from a designer will open up possibilities that you have not yet considered – such as removing a wall to change your space.
Find Layouts That Accommodate Your Needs
There are many kitchen layouts to choose from, depending on the shape of your kitchen and your overall needs. Once you have an idea of which features you want in your kitchen, you can create a layout that suits your available space and your goals. For example, say you want a double-stacked oven not a stove / oven combination. Your current kitchen layout needs to be adjusted to make room for it. Once again, your project manager can help you work on logistics, so you get the kitchen of your dreams.
Choose Design Elements That Fit Your Home and Personal Taste
This is the fun part, where you can choose all colors, finishes and design elements. The easiest way to solve it is to identify design themes – rural, traditional, transition, fluent, modern, etc. We recommend choosing a style that flows well with the rest of your home or matches the renovations you are planning for the future. If you have a traditional house and you build a sleek contemporary kitchen, you might not like dissonance.
When it comes to color, stick to colors that stand the test of time. Your wall can be trendy blue, but if your cabinet or counter top displays trendy colors, you might regret the decision.
If you are not sure which style you like the most, search online for inspiration. We can also show you sample from the kitchen we've worked before. When you see something you like, save it, print it, or show it to your designer. Then you can start uniting your dream kitchen. With the right amount of effort from the start, you can have a kitchen that you really love working year after year.
If you live in the Maryland or Pennsylvania area, the multi-talented professional team here at O 'Hanlon Kitchens will be happy to guide you through the planning process. contact us to schedule a kitchen renovation consultation.