1.) Is my kitchen functional?
REFACE -If the layout works for you and the cabinets aren’t in bad condition, don’t fix what isn’t broken. You can make cosmetic changes, such as upgrading your countertops, for as little as a few hundred dollars.
REPLACE -If your layout just doesn’t work, making the room look prettier isn’t going to solve your problem. Working with a professional designer will ensure that your new kitchen not only looks amazing, but it also meets all of your working needs.
2.) Can I handle being without a kitchen for the time it takes to remodel?
REFACE -Refacing cabinets and countertops typically only takes a couple days of work. However, you may not be able to use the kitchen right away. Depending on the countertop finish you choose, they may not be usable for as much as a week after refacing. Read the fine print or ask a pro if you’re not sure!
REPLACE -If you choose to go with laminate countertops, you may not be inconvenienced by a kitchen remodel as much as you think! Communicate regularly with your designer and cabinet maker, and don’t tear anything out until the new cabinets are ready to go in. Often, it’s reasonable to have your new kitchen installed and ready to use within a week. Unfortunately, when you’re tearing apart a room, there are always issues that may come up. If you don’t handle messes well, you might want to take a vacation while the job is being done!
3.) If I had two words to describe my kitchen, would they be “dark” and “dated?”
REFACE -Painting the existing doors and face frames, adding some storage accessories to the inside of your cabinets, and installing a new backsplash may be the solution for you. Paint really is the easiest way to make a change!
REPLACE -Swap out old light fixtures and cabinet hardware for an instant update. (Hint: No brass!)
Happy Designing! -Cherie