According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, roughly one in 10 households undertook a kitchen remodel or replacement in 2015, with two-thirds of them hiring a professional to do the work. When a home is feeling dated, the kitchen is usually part of the problem.At Morse Constructions, kitchens are almost always a main part of our whole house renovations and top the list of single room makeovers.
Kitchens are hardworking spaces that typically also serve as the hub of the home. We want them to both look and work great, but how they should look and work is often very subjective. Design aesthetics are obviously a matter of personal taste, but the way we use our kitchens also varies. What is right for one of Morse's clients may not be right for another. For example, we have clients who entertain frequently and need lots of space for food prep and in-kitchen socializing. We also have clients who eat out a lot and really don't need much more than a bare bones kitchen.
When we sit down with new kitchen renovation clients, we ask questions such as:
- How will you use your kitchen?
- Do you entertain a lot?
- What are your "must haves"?
and so forth.
Many of these same questions are raised in an excellent article on Houzz called 5 Trade-offs to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen. Since even well-to-do homeowners rarely have unlimited budgets, the article addresses how to decide where to make compromises when creating a dream kitchen within a real-life budget. Just click any image in the slideshow below to view the whole article.