The kitchen is the heart of the home in more ways than one. As you probably remember from your house hunting days – when you looked at dozens, perhaps hundreds, of homes trying to find the one that was right for you and your family – many times it’s the kitchen that makes you say “Yes, I love being in this home.”
Here in Plymouth, kitchen renovations happen, on average, every 8 to 10 years. If you’re at that point – or you’ve just purchased a home knowing that the kitchen would need to be overhauled – you want to know how to plan a kitchen renovation that really improves the value of your home.
To accomplish this, keep these kitchen design principles in mind:
A kitchen should be a pleasure to work in. No matter how you slice it, ultimately a kitchen is a room with a specific function: to prepare food. Everyone’s cooking style is a little different and every family has unique needs – the Grandma who has everyone over for Sunday dinner will have different preferences in terms of counter space, storage and appliances than the busy couple on the go who connect over morning coffee and late night snacks.
Quality can’t be compromised. Take your time choosing the professional you’re having complete your Plymouth kitchen renovation. This is a major investment. You want to make sure your contractor can do the level of quality work that you want for your home. Ask to see pictures of their previous work, and for a list of references. When a company does superior work, they’re happy to talk about it.
A kitchen renovation should deliver lasting value. Trends come and go but good kitchen design is timeless. The choice of materials, finishes and fixtures is key. Having a knowledgeable kitchen contractor who can objectively steer you toward best-in-class options can streamline the decision making process and help you get your Plymouth kitchen renovation completed on the desired timeline.