When you get serious about a kitchen remodeling project, it will pay handsomely to have a plan. At first, it is okay to dream about beautiful counters of exotic materials and wild patterns, to entertain fantasies of elaborate appliances and to consider dramatic lighting fixtures. But at some point reality has to set in.
That doesn’t mean you can’t have the luxury kitchen of your dreams, just that you will need to know what you want.
First of all, have a clear vision. Do you want a kitchen that is primarily a place to whip up gourmet meals? In that case, you might want to spend time on getting a high-end stove with many advanced features, as well as creating an island where you can prepare complicated meals with multiple ingredients and spices. Or perhaps you are most interested in creating a luxury kitchen that has stylistic appeal. In this scenario you might spend more time selecting beautiful countertops, backsplashes and tile embellishments.
Before you start a kitchen remodeling project know your budget. If you are lucky enough to have a budget that will encompass all of your dreams, then the sky is the limit. If not, it is important to understand the basic costs of kitchen design, and to plan accordingly. This can help you establish priorities. Maybe you can save a little on appliances to get those one-of-a-kind granite countertops.
Finally, spend time with a builder or designer who has experience with creating luxury kitchens. You might get a whole new outlook on what is possible. You might learn about products you didn’t even know existed. An experienced builder or designer might be able to suggest ways to stretch the budget. It will still be your project and your kitchen.
A successful kitchen remodeling project is both an art and a science. Thomas Homes will help you create your best possible kitchen.