Are you a Tampa homeowner looking for a remodeling company in which you can discuss your kitchen remodeling project? You are in the right place. First of all we want to thank you for considering MHS Commercial and Residential for your remodeling needs. Our company has the experience and precision you deserve. We believe that one of the most important qualities a kitchen remodeling company must possess is a willingness to listen. You will find that MHS Commercial and Residential always listens carefully to the new vision our clients have for their kitchen. The next thing a great kitchen remodeling company should do is to go over each detail of the kitchen remodeling project to ensure their is a mutual understanding. If a kitchen remodeling company does not take the time to go over the details of the kitchen remodeling project then it can leave room for errors. Once we are certain that we understand your vision for your kitchen, we can then give you an estimate and a completion timeline.
Things to Consider Before Your Kitchen Remodeling Project
There are a lot of things to consider before hiring a kitchen remodeling company. We have outlined a few of the things you may want to consider before you have made all of your final decision.
How Long Am I Going to Live in This House?
Some people know years in advance that they are moving to a new city or state. If you are one of these people you may want to consider “sellability” before you remodel your kitchen. What you may find appealing, potential buyers may not find appealing. When you are selling your home, the kitchen is one of the rooms in every home that can make or break the sale. Having white colored walls and light colored cabinets will help you sell your home. This will allow them to have a blank canvas so to speak. Light colors may not be something that is appealing to you, but consider how long you are going to be in the home and the cost of remodeling again to sell.
Are You Remodeling Your Kitchen for Yourself?
We discussed above the fact that you should consider potential buyers, but if you are not moving in the near future, make sure your kitchen remodeling design is based upon your desires and not someone else’s. What we mean by this is you should not get certain features just because a friend or family members kitchen has them. This is something we hear about very often. When you are at someone else’s house and you see a feature that you like, you will naturally make a mental note of what you like about their kitchen. Just think what happens if you have a falling out with that friend or family member, you will be reminded of them all too often when you look at those kitchen features and why you chose them. The best thing you can do is spend the time looking at kitchen design ideas and seeing all of the options available to you. Pinterest is a great place to go for kitchen design ideas. There are also television stations like DIY, & HGTV that may help you inspire your new kitchen ideas. The mental kitchen creation process can be a fun and exciting experience. Enjoy your dream building process and find the things that will make you love your kitchen for years to come, which brings us to our next key point.
Don’t Fall for a Fad!
Every couple of years there are home design and kitchen remodeling fads that are al the rage. Several years later after the rapid decline of the fad you can be left with something that is just looked at as tacky. You may ask, How can I tell if something is going to be a fad or not? The best way to tell whether or not something is going to be a fad is by asking yourself “Is this practical or does it make things easier?.” Some great examples of kitchen fads are hanging pot racks, colored appliances, and apron front kitchen sinks. Hanging pot racks are great in theory and could be practical but how many pans do you need at any given time? People who spend a great deal of time in a kitchen, probably cook quite a bit and therefore put some solid wear on their pots and pans. Do you really want to make your generously used pans on display? Apron front kitchen sinks are something that served no practical purpose and that fad came a went within about a two year period. Stick to timeless looks and you will never be disappointed. That statement applies to our next suggestion as well.
Focus on the Fundamentals
Details are important, don’t get us wrong. However the fundamentals (countertops, cabinets, floors, paint, appliances) are what will make up a majority of your kitchen landscape. The details such as backsplash, moldings, finishes, are meant to bridge the gap between the fundamental elements of your kitchen. Carefully choosing the flooring and countertops will make a largest difference in the outcome of your kitchen remodeling project. There are endless options for countertops that should be considered carefully.
We hope some of these pointers will help you in your kitchen remodeling process. However the most important thing we could ever tell you is to make it fun. Choosing what your eyes will get to see every time you walk in your own kitchen is an amazing, fun, and exciting project. Enjoy your design phase so you can make sure when you make your final decisions you will love your kitchen for many years to come. We will be writing more articles on our website all of the time so please come back and read more, especially if you are in the design stage before your kitchen remodeling project has begun. Thanks for reading.