We know you’re anxious to roll up your sleeves and get to work, but your Montreal kitchen renovation needs to be planned out before Demolition Day.
There are many aspects to consider, from the colours to the materials to the layout. You want to minimize problems and maximize your efforts. We’ve prepared some questions that will have you go into your renovation with a clearer outlook.
1) Why Are You Renovating Your Kitchen?
If you’re selling your home, gutting your Montreal kitchen is probably not the best way to spend your money. Potential buyers will be looking at the more important aspects of your home, such as the roof, foundation, windows, plumbing and wiring. Look into what’s absolutely necessary in terms of repairs, and nothing more if you’re selling.
2) What Do I Want to Accomplish with This Renovation?
Whether you’ve recently moved into your home or you’ve put up with a subpar kitchen for years, chances are that you’re finally renovating for more than one reason.
Take a deep breath and consider all of your kitchen’s aspects with these big questions:
- Does the kitchen need to be larger to accommodate your big family?
- Is this a room that you spend a lot of time in?
- Is cooking something you love and want to do more of?
- Do you need the fanciest high-tech appliances on the market?
- Should this space be kid-friendly?
- What changes are non negotiable, and which ones can you compromise on?
Kitchen renovations require a thought-out plan that accomplishes your goals. You need to devise a layout that provides the maximum amount of space, seating, and lighting.
3) Which Trends Do You Want in Your Kitchen?
You’ve looked at a lot of magazines and watched a myriad of home renovation shows, noting all of the latest 2020 designs:
- Open shelving
- Sustainable materials
- Two-toned cabinets
- Open-face pantries
- Handleless cabinets
But embracing too many trends will leave you feeling frustrated because the designs don’t fit in with your lifestyle and preferences. It’s essential to never incorporate trends into your kitchen for the sake of it.
Think about your preferences and day-to-day routine. Can you stand to look at open shelving or an open-face pantry? Remember that it will become disorganized. Can you tolerate handleless cabinets or are you too used to reaching out for the handle? Make a list of what you want in your new kitchen and imagine how life would be with these new kitchen designs. Better yet, reach out to a company that specializes in customizing kitchen renos, one you can trust. Getting their input might be the best possible investment of your time.
4) Have You Hired a Trustworthy Contractor or Company?
You’re hiring someone to come into your home—your sanctuary—and improve it. You don’t want some run-of-the-mill person who boasts about renovating their kitchen themselves. Hiring the wrong person is not only a waste of time and money, but it can be a traumatic experience, since that person may have come into your home and taken advantage of you.
Researching contractors and companies, conducting interviews, reviewing testimonials, and looking into references are all part of your due diligence. You’re renovating your kitchen to make it better, so go the extra mile and hire a reputable company.
5) Should You Call in a Professional?
Renovating isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, especially if you have a family to take care of, errands to do, and a 9-to-5 job. Cuisines Nuenza will give you peace of mind and work with you from the conception to the finishing touches. Our services guarantee a flawless new kitchen that’s ready to cater to your every need. Contact us today for a free consultation!