Thinking about Renovating Your Kitchen? Here are the first steps…

 

  1. Think about how you use your kitchen.

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Are you an avid cook looking for a more functional kitchen? Or are you someone who is purely going for aesthetics and a big space to entertain? How you use your kitchen is very important when planning a remodel. Think about how you’ll use the features you want to incorporate into your design.  If you think for a second, it’s probably not something I’ll ever useskip it.  Stand in your space, envision working at the stove and turning to grab something out of your fridge, what works best for you may be different from someone else.

  1. Plan Out Your Budget

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Before you even start to think about details for your kitchen set a budget. How much can you comfortably spend on this remodel and remember, it’s always a good idea to have a little cushion built in — something always comes up that you are least expecting.? Once you set your budget you can start planning your kitchen within that scope. This allows for a less stressful planning period and you will know going into your remodel how much you have exactly.

 

  1. Is There Anything Salvageable?

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While getting a totally brand new kitchen is ideal, it might be better for you and your wallet to see what is salvageable during a remodel. You may be able to save some of your appliances or repurpose your cabinets. Take a look around your home, in your garage or attic to see what you may already have.

 

  1. Is your Dream Kitchen too trendy?

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This is a major question a lot of homeowners forget to ask themselves. Trends come and go, are you picking out a style that is timeless or is it just the flavor of the week? While open cabinet kitchen trends are in style, do you truly have the time to keep those shelves organized? Make sure your kitchen works for YOUR lifestyle. If you think you may not have the time or energy to keep those shelves constantly neatly stacked then this may not be an option for you.

 

  1. Consult with our Design Team

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Next, head to Plant Stone and consult with our design team. Our Stone Squad can handle any project and any budget. Just present us with your inspiration and we’ll help bring your vision into reality. We’ll walk you through our many stone options and help you pick out the best one for your lifestyle. Let us take the stress out of your project. Come Plan it at Planet!