WHERE DO I BEGIN?
Where do I begin is a fitting question to ask when you’re thinking about designing a new kitchen. This is true, whether you’re remodeling the kitchen in an existing home, or designing a kitchen for a new home. Even if you’re simply adding on to your existing kitchen, it’s hard to know where to begin.
WHAT A REMODELED KITCHEN INVOLVES
Colors and patterns, doors and cabinets, and designs and finishes. All these things are a big part of designing a new kitchen, and United Wholesale has a vast amount of options to choose from. It’s important to recognize that many other elements also come into play, and remodeling your kitchen will involve more than just the external details.
Your kitchen’s outside appearance is important, but it is equally important that your kitchen be functional when it comes to cooking and preparing meals. Your objective is to design a great-looking kitchen that is a joy to be in.
APPEARANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY
Appearance and functionality are reliant on the physical layout of the kitchen. If you’re building the whole room and have no existing barriers, you can create the most efficient design. However, if you have to work within the confines of an existing layout, the design process may be a bit more restrictive.
You’ll soon find that every aspect of your new kitchen design is interconnected and related. Do you want a Contemporary or Traditional look? Perhaps you’ve decided on an Old World or Rustic appearance. United Wholesale can accommodate whatever style and theme you choose. However, you want to be sure that your kitchen’s physical layout is in harmony with your selections. Remember also, whatever style or theme you choose will affect the products and materials you require.
PRODUCTS, MATERIALS AND COSTS
Once your design and plans for a new kitchen start coming together, your contractor will be in a better position to determine total cost. When it comes to your budget, you probably already have a general idea in mind. Most people know what they can realistically spend, even when they’re unsure about specific costs. Your plans should take into account your budget and available finances. Planning your design means figuring out exactly what you want, based on the situation you have to work with, elements your contractor can advise you on.
It’s important to understand your kitchen’s limitations. For instance, you may have always wanted to have a kitchen with an island, but you have to be sure that you have the appropriate space. If not, an oversized island in your kitchen will be counterproductive. Not only will it interfere with appliances and cabinet doors, it will hinder a cook’s maneuverability.
Have you considered the appearance, functionality, and design you want? Have you consulted with a contractor on the layout, budget, and other related factors? If so, it’s time to check with United Wholesale for the products and materials you’ll need. Whether you do it yourself, or hire someone else to implement your plans, you can finally have the kitchen you desire.
Check our blog to learn more about kitchen design, or give us a call. United Wholesale has highly trained designers available to work with you. We will find the right products for your lifestyle and budget, whether you are building from the ground up or working within an existing floor plan.