Ready, Set, Plan and Execute! – How to Renovate a Kitchen
Posted March 29, 2021 |
Spring has arrived in Northern Virginia! As we begin to shed the heavy layers of winter, it is a great time of renewal and transformation. During the winter hibernation, you may have noticed some changes you want to make to the interior of your home. The kitchen, notably, the central focus of every home, just isn’t working and needs a remodel or some interior design updates. Spring presents the perfect opportunity to plan your renovation project, so construction can be implemented during the warmer weather months full of sunshine, long days and outside activities. Before starting, reach out to J&L Interiors so we can help you plan and implement a smooth process and a final product that will exceed your expectations. In the past 24 years, we have worked with clients in Great Falls, VA, and throughout Northern Virginia to create distinctive and refined spaces. As an independent, family-owned interior design firm, we collaborate with each client to deliver thoughtful and purposeful design solutions uniquely tailored to the individual client and project.
Set Your GoalsBefore you begin, considering how you want your kitchen to function. How do you currently use your kitchen, what works and what doesn’t? Do your cabinets provide the right kind of storage? Do you need new appliances? Do you want a decorative backsplash or island barstool seating? Consider what functions you would like the space to serve–a family-friendly design or something optimized for entertaining? Remember that the kitchen is often not just where we cook–it’s where we sort mail, work, socialize, and even watch TV. Take time to establish what you want this remodel to accomplish. And remember, we are here to help!
Establish Your BudgetOnce you’ve set your goals for the renovation, it’s important to establish your budget. To start, create a list of expenses. Kitchen renovations include a lot of different design elements in addition to construction materials and labor. Consider the costs for lighting and flooring, cabinets, cabinet hardware, appliances, plumbing fixtures, countertops and back splash. With our design expertise, we can guide you towards features that will add the most value to your project and for your home. At J&L, our team has worked on remodeling projects of all different sizes, and we delight in the challenge of delivering the “wow” factor for our clients, working within our client’s budgets.
Explore Design OptionsWith your goals and budget in mind, we will start exploring design options for your new kitchen. Remember that its primary function should direct your design choices. These 3 common kitchen types can help you to start this process: Gourmet kitchen: the home chef’s dream, equipped with ample counter space, professional-grade appliances, multiple sinks, and under-cabinet lighting. Entertaining kitchen: the perfect gathering place, equipped with functional appliances, island seating, a bar area that includes a beverage center and wine cooler. Family-centered kitchen: the family hub, equipped with easy-to-clean surfaces, accessible pantry, breakfast nook, television and an open view to the living room. From here, you can decide on your interior design style. Whether you prefer a sleek and contemporary, modern farmhouse, or mid-century modern look, the possibilities abound. Of course, with any of these, we will help add those personal touches. J&L Interiors combines your input with our expert eye for detail to create a spectacular, cohesive space that’s uniquely yours.
Select MaterialsOnce planning is complete, we will begin to select a color palette and the materials for your kitchen renovation. While clients often know what they like, they often find it challenging to tie all the design elements together for a cohesive vision. At J&L Interiors, we love helping clients envision the full potential of their space. When it comes to purchasing materials to bring our concept to life, we pull from our extensive library of brands we know and trust for high-quality design, eliminating any stress or guesswork from the process.
Start Planning Your Dream Kitchen this Spring with J&L Interiors in Great Falls, VirginiaWith warmer weather setting in, spring is the perfect time for a kitchen remodel. While your kitchen is unavailable, you’ll have the flexibility to grill and enjoy more time outdoors. Ready to start planning your renovation? Our award-winning interior design firm is your one-stop-shop for your kitchen design needs, including space planning, cabinetry, countertops, flooring, and more. With over 2 decades of experience working with clients in Great Falls, VA, and throughout the country, J&L Interiors brings unique resources and in-depth knowledge of design to your project. Contact us today to get started!
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