We all make compromises. Even when it comes to a kitchen renovation, there will be choices to make, some simple and some tough. Today, top-notch kitchen remodeling company DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Central Texas takes a look at common home improvement compromises.
When your home is undergoing renovations, you could be faced with two or more compelling options, each with different pros and cons. When this happens, just ask yourself: what matters most?
Think About Basic Usage
What’s your lifestyle like? How large is your family? How many people does your kitchen serve? Do you entertain often? How much storage do you need? How many seats do you need at the table? The answers to these questions will affect your design choices. If you design with maximum capacity needs in mind, you likely won’t go wrong.
Cost vs. Value
Everything from cabinets, flooring and countertops, to sinks and appliances comes in a variety of price points. Is it worth making a high-quality investment such as a kitchen counter renovation or is it better to save your dollars for something else? Decide if the cost of a feature for your new kitchen is worth the value it brings. If you don’t bake often, then a top-of-the-line convection oven might not make sense. On the other hand, if you’re an aspiring gourmet chef who loves to cook, then a great burner feature may be worthwhile.
Function vs. Aesthetics
Limited funds can make trade-offs between functionality and aesthetics a necessity. Is the kitchen’s layout more important than a gorgeous finish and customized detailing? What matters most to you depends on your lifestyle. If you’re a homebody who cooks for a large family, you’ll probably want the latest kitchen equipment. But if you don’t do a lot of cooking and are more concerned with the kitchen’s look, you might prefer to invest in custom cabinets and granite countertops rather than high-end kitchen gadgets.
You’ll need to cut back on aesthetics to create room in your budget for functionality, and vice versa. If you don’t get everything you want now, work with what you have and get replacements later down the line when you finally find your dream product and your finances allow for the changes.
Contact the Pros at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen
For more guidance and help with a kitchen remodel, call DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Central Texas at (254) 262-0087. We have many years of experience, and we’ll be happy to help.