Kitchen remodeling can be fun and rewarding, but it’s not always easy. To get the best results from your remodel, you should consider a few things — like how and what to renovate and which energy-efficiency options are best for your home and lifestyle. 

Here are 5 factors that will help you decide which kitchen style is right for you.

  1. How much do you want to spend
    No matter your kitchen style, you should budget and plan the work before starting. As with any remodeling project, it’s easy to get carried away, mainly when your renovation includes new technology like appliances or high-end cabinets. 
  2. What to remodel
    With so many choices, deciding what you want in your new kitchen can be overwhelming, especially considering all the options. You will probably want to include the latest appliance, cabinet, and countertop technology, but there are several other decisions to make during this process.
    For example:

    • Which size of the kitchen will work best for your lifestyle? 
    • Do you need a new floor for ease of cleaning or something other than the kitchen?
    • And much more.
  3. Which energy efficiency options are best for your home and lifestyle?
    One of the most significant decisions in any remodeling project is how to pay for it. One way to get a jump on the process is by creating an energy assessment that includes heating and cooling systems, insulation, windows, doors, air conditioners, and many other factors.
    This assessment will tell you what you should focus on during your remodel to ensure you’re as energy efficient as possible.
  4. Are you renovating to save money or to upgrade your lifestyle?
    There are two main reasons why people make kitchen remodels: to save money or to upgrade the look of their kitchen. In some cases, both can be true but deciding whether you want a complete renovation or just one change, such as new appliances, is a good idea.
    It’s also important to note that most energy conservation projects are done to save money. It is not uncommon for people who are remodeling their kitchens for cost reasons to spend more on their renovation than on a full kitchen and bathroom remodel.
  5. Know your construction process and timeline
    This can be tricky to answer because there are a lot of variables — the size of the project, the number of people involved in the process, and the circumstances surrounding each set of plans and design details.
    However, some general guidelines can help you understand what to expect during your kitchen remodel. If you want to reduce the time and trouble, you may consider coordinating your kitchen reconstruction with any other major remodeling or renovation work in your home.

Get Remodeling Services in Walnut Creek, CA, and the surrounding areas

Cerletti & Kennedy is a remodeling company specializing in custom kitchens and bathrooms. We work with people who are interested in updating their kitchens so they can increase their efficiency and comfort and improve their aesthetics.

Contact us at 707-655-0411 to learn more about the kitchen remodeling process, schedule a tour of your home and design ideas, and get started on your new kitchen!