Before you commit to a kitchen renovation, it’s a good idea to figure out what you want your new kitchen to look like. It’s useful to spend some time researching ideas for your new kitchen before you ever contact a kitchen remodeling contractor like Mr. Kitchen. The research phase of your kitchen update can last anywhere from a few weeks to several months — depending on how decisive you are!
Here are some ways to look for great ideas to include in your new kitchen. The best approach is to take your time, keep an open mind, and think seriously about how you want your kitchen to both look and flow.
The first step is to start paying attention, especially when visiting the homes of family, friends, and neighbors. You may not get any ideas about what you want to include in your new kitchen, but you probably will get plenty of ideas about what you absolutely don’t want.
Next is to schedule some time to wander in the kitchen departments of home improvement stores, kitchen supply houses, and other places that sell stuff like appliances, cabinets, lighting fixtures, flooring, backsplashes, and the like. You don’t have to buy anything right away. It’s probably better if you don’t because you will want whatever you choose to fit in with all the other elements of your new kitchen. At this stage, it’s window shopping only.
Finally, start watching a few home improvement shows. These tend to have the latest ideas about what is popular in kitchens right now. Plus, they can often inspire you to think about options you never would have considered otherwise — such as removing entire walls or including innovative and interesting details.
At Mr. Kitchen, we are ready to give you the kitchen you want as soon as you figure out what that is. Even if you don’t know, we can offer plenty of great ideas.