One of the keys to a successful kitchen remodel is figuring out what style best matches your personality and preferences. Do you prefer a cozy and comfortable kitchen, or one that is more open and airy? Do you have a specific color scheme in mind? Those are just a few of the questions you’ll want to consider when evaluating the style of your dream kitchen prior to remodeling.
What are some points that I should consider when picking a style for my Sacramento kitchen?
Size of kitchen
Before looking at cabinetry, granite slabs and appliances, the first thing you should do prior to remodeling is to figure out the overall size of your kitchen. Is your kitchen small, medium, or large in size? Do you have any plans to expand the size of your kitchen prior to remodeling?
You won’t need to know the exact measurements of your kitchen right away, but as you get closer to remodeling, it wouldn’t hurt to know them.
The size of your kitchen is important when it comes to determining which style is best for your home because some styles work better with certain styles. Larger kitchen spaces tend to have more versatility in terms of the styles available. For smaller kitchens, we often recommend going with a galley style to maximize space.
What do you plan to have in the kitchen?
If you have a medium or large sized kitchen, it’s always good to think about what your plan to have in your kitchen. Some questions you may want to ask yourself are:
- Does my dream kitchen feature an island or kitchen table?
- What kind of appliances do I have or plan to have in my dream kitchen?
By answering those two questions, you’ll be able to determine which kitchen remodeling package is the best one for you. They’ll help you decide if your package should include an island in the middle of the room, and if you would benefit from an appliance wall.
As you decide on the look of your dream kitchen, you’ll want to figure out how much storage space you’ll need. While it is always good to plan to need more storage space than you’ll think, you don’t want so much that it takes away from other potential features you may have in your kitchen. Prior to remodeling, you’ll want to look over various designs to see how much storage space would be available, and where that space will be.
Theme/style of rest of home
You want your kitchen to stand out, but you don’t want it to look out of place. That’s why one of the final things that should be considered before remodeling is the theme or style of your home. Is your home more contemporary or traditional in appearance? What colors are found most throughout your home?
By answering those types of questions, you’ll get a better idea as to which kitchen style is best for your dream kitchen.
Look at photos
Once you’ve gathered a list of features that define the style of your dream kitchen, the next step is to look at photos to see what the final product may, or will look like. Here at Loomis, we feature a photo gallery of work we’ve done for our clients. As you browse through the photos, take note of the things you like and dislike, and what changes to your originally planned style you’d like to make.
Once you’ve done all that, give us a call for a free estimate and consultation.