You’d probably love to have an unlimited budget when remodeling your kitchen, right? Seriously, who wouldn’t? It would make life so much easier because you wouldn’t need to make those heart-wrenching choices of whether or not you should purchase one item over another. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of a bottomless bank account, so you are going to need to face reality when remodeling your kitchen.
Here are 5 trade-offs you need to consider before remodeling your kitchen:
Daily Use vs. Entertaining
It is important to keep in mind how your kitchen will be used now and in the future. If you entertain a lot or even host large family events a few times a year, then it will make sense to include larger items and more prep space into your remodeled kitchen. However, if you never entertain or barely use your kitchen, your money may be better spent elsewhere.
Cost vs. Value
It can be easy to become overwhelmed when trying to determine when to spend the extra money on something. We recommend splurging on items that will benefit you, improve your life, or increase the value of your home.
Function vs. Aesthetics
A budget normally only covers the functionality of a kitchen, and not many of the aesthetics. You may want those high-end finishes and customized details, but to get them, you may need to go without some of the functional aspects that you want or need. This is a personal choice that only you will be able to make.
Speed vs. Patience
Kitchen remodels can take a lot of time, and you really need to have patience during the process. You may be tempted to say yes to almost anything just to get the entire thing done sooner, but we caution you to not do that. You will not be happy with the choice that you made and may end up spending even more money to fix everything in the end.
The Real Me and the Ideal Me
You know what you are like, and while you would love it if a remodeled kitchen could change all those habits of yours that you want changed, you know that it won’t. Instead of hoping for the best, we recommend finding solutions that will work for you. Install a second sink for all those dirty dishes or install a drawer for all those papers that make their way to your kitchen every day.
Trade-Offs Aren’t Always Bad
There are many choices that you are going to need to make when you are remodeling your kitchen and quite a few of them will affect your budget significantly. We can help you with your decisions, so that you can stay within your budget and still have a kitchen that works well for you. Remember that every negotiated part of your new kitchen will add some type of value to the home whether it’s monetary, functional, or stylistic. Make every trade-off worth the time and effort you put into it.
Call us at 505-991-0063 to schedule an appointment for a consultation with our kitchen design specialist. We’ll help you choose between this and that or those and these while helping you create an amazing new kitchen.