When is the right time to get your kitchen makeover


Kitchen makeovers are as much about planning the right time as it about actually doing the remodeling. It doesn’t have to take 46 years as it did with the couple in this week’s feature. But, time spent up front in planning how you’ll use a kitchen can save you time and money along the way.

Planning a kitchen makeover

Start by looking at how you use your kitchen every day. What works? What doesn’t? What would make your life easier? Take time to write these answers down.

Having clear vision streamlines the planning process for your designer. It also opens possibilities for solutions you may not have thought possible. For instance, pantry cabinets multiply the useful storage capacity of a crowded closet.

Take time for personal touches

Aside from cabinets, countertops, appliances and plumbing fixtures, drawer pulls and cabinet hardware can give your kitchen makeover a highly personalized feeling. Shop around. Consider options.

The same goes for lighting. Recessed can lighting is great for general light. But, what about pendants over your cooktop. Or, under cabinet lighting to show off your backsplash, or give the room a relaxed feeling at night. Lighting is like jewelry for your kitchen makeover. Choose wisely.

Kitchen makeover reality check

Once you know everything you want, it’s time to figure out what’s realistic. Space, lifestyle and budget considerations will be your final guide. A skilled contractor, like TriFection, understands how to manage and balance the form, function and fit so the kitchen makeover you get is a true dream come true.

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