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7 Things to Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen 

A kitchen remodel is typically a huge project and not something you can do all at once. Therefore, it's important to take time with this process and refer to kitchen remodeling experts when faced with big design decisions.  

We've collected a few things you should consider when planning your kitchen renovation, so keep reading to learn more.  

1. Are You Selling or Keeping?

If you're selling your home and remodeling it just to improve value, you should take a completely different approach to your project than if you’re keeping your home for at least a few years. Generally, you should personalize your kitchen to your needs and desires unless you're moving, in which case you should tailor your changes to make your home more appealing to the average buyer. 

2. Kitchen Paint Ideas 

It is one of the most common topics people search when remodeling: what colour should you paint your kitchen? You can find plenty of trendy ideas online, but you should always keep in mind that your colour should suit your style and enhance the other kitchen surfaces, including the countertop and tile. 

3. Kitchen Cabinet Designs 

Cabinetry is one of the most expensive elements in a new kitchen. So, it is wise to consider reducing this cost while still getting the look you desire. For example, simpler door panel styles will cost less, open shelving costs less, and Thermofoil and laminate cost less than solid wood. 

4. Know Your Cooking Needs 

A kitchen that needs to be used by multiple people per day just to get meals ready for the kids looks very different from a kitchen where you usually just cook for yourself. So, tailor your kitchen to your everyday cooking needs, but don't forget to account for the holidays and other times you might be cooking more than usual. 

Looking to remodel your kitchen? Let the experts at Team Shane help you. Contact us today and we would be happy to guide you!

5. What Appliances Matter to You? 

You need all the key appliances, but you don't need to spend a fortune on them. Instead, choose which appliance matters most to you- a high-end stove top or an ultra-convenient dishwasher- and spend the most on that. By cutting costs on the others, you save a great deal of money, but you still get the essential functions for your kitchen. 

6. Your Sink Options 

Sure, many people are opting for single bowl sinks in their kitchen these days. They look sleeker, and they simply fit into many designs better. However, they are much less practical than double bowl sinks, and you might regret not having that function.  

7. Hire the Right Contractor 

The contractor you choose will determine the overall quality of the remodel and how happy you end up with the results.  

Team Shane is ready to help you with any part of your kitchen or home renovation. If you're looking for professional design advice, reach out to us today. 

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