Having an unlimited budget for a renovation would be great, but the fact is, not everyone has that luxury. Compromises are a part of every remodeling process, even for homeowners with a sizeable budget. The problem is, how exactly can you decide between two compelling options? Having a clear picture of your goals can help. If you’ve decided to invest in kitchen remodeling, here are some trade-offs you can consider to help you:
Daily Use vs. Special Events
This area of consideration concerns how many people will the kitchen serve. From your refrigerator storage to the number of seats in your dining room, the number of people you will be accommodating affects your design choices. You’ll also want to consider how often you entertain and the usual number of people invited. It’s best to design with your maximum capacity needs in mind. After all, no one wants to have a party where only half of the guests are comfortably accommodated.
Function vs. Aesthetics
Like replacement windows, your kitchen should give both beauty and function. When dealing with limited funds, however, a trade-off between functionality and aesthetics is necessary. Function covers high-end appliances and the kitchen’s layout. Meanwhile, aesthetics deals with the finishes, colors and customized detailing. More often than not, your budget can force you to make choices based on what matters more – the look or the functionality.
This area of consideration largely concerns your lifestyle. How many people do you cook for every day? How often do you entertain? What style of cooking do you prefer? A homeowner who doesn’t do much cooking and prioritizes a kitchen’s look more than its function would spend most of their funds on a beautiful built-in fridge complete with custom panels. This person would also choose a less expensive range to counter the cost. Alternatively, there are numerous ways to cut back on aesthetics so you can focus on what’s important to you functionally. You can consider a ceramic backsplash instead of tile or maybe quartz counters instead of granite.
If you’re on a limited budget, but want to maximize both beauty and function, JLR Home Renovation can provide you with the best materials within your designated budget. We offer a range of quality products and materials to satisfy your needs. Aside from our remodeling services, we also provide window, door and siding replacements. Work with us for your kitchen remodel, and call us today at (717) 306-9555 to get a free quote. We serve communities in Palmyra, Elizabethtown, Mount Joy and nearby PA areas.