Jun. 11 2020

10 Questions To Help Get Started With a Kitchen Remodel

by Bennett Bottorff

Kitchen remodels can feel overwhelming, so where do you start? At IHR, we begin by helping you think about how you wish to live, work, and entertain in your new kitchen. To do this, you must ask yourself some important questions about how you need your kitchen to function. Below, we've listed ten that are included on the IHR Priorities & Design Preferences Questionnaire, which we walk through with every client when kicking off the planning stage of their renovation. Your answers will be beneficial to you and any designers or builders you work with in the future.

1. What do you like about your current kitchen?

2. What do you dislike about your current kitchen?

3. How do you use your kitchen?

  • Primarily for cooking, as a gathering place, or both?

4. Are you a baker or have lots of small appliances?

5. How does the primary cook prefer to work?

  • (e.g., alone, one helper, multiple helpers, etc.)

6. How do you most commonly shop for food and groceries?

  • (e.g., for the week, for each meal, buy in bulk and freeze, buy non-perishable items in bulk, etc.)

7. What is your primary design style?

  • (e.g., Classic, Contemporary, Cottage, Craftsman, Eclectic, Farmhouse, Modern, Swedish, Traditional.)

8. Do you entertain?

  • How often? Do you prepare the meals yourself or have them catered?

9. Does your family typically eat together?

  • Are meals scattered amongst family members coming home at different times?

10. Have you made an inventory?

  • You need to store kitchen items to determine efficient placement and adequate storage space.

See also: The Remodeling Process

If you want to explore what your remodel might look like, or if you are looking for help in developing your complete list of priorities and design preferences, Innovative Home Renovations is here to help. To get started, please click the button below to fill out our contact form.

 

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