How to Prioritize Your Kitchen Wish List
When planning your dream kitchen remodel, it’s easy to get carried away with everything you’d love to see in your kitchen renovation – restaurant grade luxury appliances, a breakfast nook, an extra sink, it can be difficult to narrow down your dream kitchen design wish list into a reality.
However, creating a kitchen wish list helps you prioritize what’s important to you and your family. When creating it, it’s important to think about how you and your family really use a space. Does your kitchen double as a homework space, or are you constantly irritated by coats and backpacks thrown on the kitchen floor? Does your kitchen function as a charging station for all family phones, tablets, and laptops, or are you accustomed to hosting large parties for friends and family? Thinking about how you use your space will help you hone in on wish list items that will benefit your family and improve how you’ll use your newly remodeled space.
Wish lists can include lots of items, the most important of which should be hiring a professional designer. This is key to achieving a kitchen that is both functional and beautiful. A professional designer has years of experience designing layout, managing the subcontractors, and choosing the right materials and finishes that will last and function best. You might also consider professional appliances, granite or quartz counters, excellent task lighting, and custom cabinetry with accessories like roll-out shelves and utensil caddies to maximize storage and convenience.
Now that you have a full wish list for your kitchen redesign, it’s time to narrow it down. Once the floor plans and costs are laid out, your designer should be able to help balance the items on your wish list against any budget constraints. For example, if opening up your kitchen to an adjacent family room is at the top of your wish list, you might have to prioritize the list and choose more moderate appliances or countertops, to help offset the cost of taking out the wall.
At Drury Design, our Client-Focused Design™ process means that we work as your partner, keeping you informed about all of your options during your design process. We’ll analyze your wish list and offer you several directions and solutions so that you can make informed decisions about your dream kitchen.
Free Kitchen Design Guide
To learn more about prioritizing your kitchen wish list and how to organize your kitchen remodel, download our free kitchen design guide here.