The more questions you ask before creating your custom kitchen, the more satisfied you will be in the end. So, before that first sledgehammer is swung, make sure to consider these suggestions:
Build according to your needs and wants – unless you are listing your home in the Missouri or Kansas, you will want to make sure your new custom kitchen reflects the day-to-day needs of your lifestyle as well your preferred design. Oftentimes, people will build a kitchen for resale or for what they have heard works well or is currently popular, but if these features are not functional for you and/or do not suit your taste, frustrations can arise.
Make sure your kitchen compliments the rest of your house – consider the overall style of your house: classic, rustic, retro or other. Make sure room styles do not compete for attention, but complement one another. The last thing you want is a patchwork theme that is so busy that all customized features end up hidden in a chaotic design.
If on a budget, know where to cut costs – are you a floor person? a cupboard? an appliance? Research your investment, to make sure every aspect of your custom kitchen can stand both the test of time and wear.
Hire a reputable contractor – either talk to a trusted friend or family member, or interview three contractors to get a feel for their ability to understand exactly what you want. Ask a lot of questions. Follow-up by doing your research, concerning their reputation (dependability and integrity), license and affordability.
Consider all your needs – this includes electrical (computer, phone chargers, etc.), as well as plumbing, working areas, seating, lighting, cupboards. Possibly write down a walk-through of your day in the kitchen: what you need to function and enjoy in this part of your home to make sure all your bases are covered.
Work with a professional – when it comes to creating the right custom kitchen, there are hundreds of tiny aspects to consider that are all huge. Missing anyone of these factors can mean both time and money wasted. Always talk to a professional, like Gaumats International, who has created thousands of custom kitchens for years. When it comes to Missouri and Kansas, we’ve seen it all, and we’ve heard it all. We know what works and can help you get the most out of both your time and money.
For more information on designing and building the perfect custom kitchen, contact Gaumats International today at 816-847-8228.