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Kitchen Remodeling Planner: Steps 1 and 2

Remodeling your new kitchen can be challenging and exciting at the same time. There are lots of decisions that need to be made, budget planning, and style choices that have to be decided. With all of that in mind, we have created this remodeling guide and planner to get you started.


Use this guide as you look around you kitchen to help you determine what your everyday needs are, what you would like to have, what fixtures will work the best in your new space, and what materials are practical for your new kitchen. So let’s get started!

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Step 1:

Start with determining your needs:

  • Is there anything you absolutely love about your current kitchen?

  • What do you feel really need to change?

  • Take a moment to describe your current kitchen.

  • Now what would you like to see in your new kitchen?

  • What colors do you like?

  • Take a moment to think about your decorating style and then describe it.

  • How many workstations do you want/need in your new kitchen?

  • Do you want an open kitchen?

  • How many people are in your current household and what are their ages?

  • How many cooks do you have in your household?

  • Does anyone in your family have any physical limitations?

  • Do you entertain often? If so how often? Are they large or small events?

  • What kinds of kitchen activities occur?

  • What types of meals do you cook on a regular basis (i.e. Light meals, gourmet meals, baking)?

  • What type of dining style do you have (i.e. formal, informal)?

  • What other kitchen activities occur? Do you use the space for work, crafts, sewing, homework, games, watching TV, or growing a window garden?

  • What type of storage space do you need? Do you need a pantry?

  • Do you need cabinet space for a television?

  • Do you need pull-down storage for overhead shelves?

  • What is the size of your current kitchen? What will the size be of your new kitchen?

  • What style cabinets would you like (i.e. traditional, contemporary, transitional, cottage, or period looks)?

  • What type of door surfaces and styles would you like?

  • What type of flooring (i.e. bamboo, carpet, ceramic tile, concrete, cork, laminate, linoleum, vinyl sheet, vinyl tile, wood, stone, or other)?

  • What type of countertop surfaces would you like?

  • What type of sink would you like (think of material, configuration, and any fixtures)?

  • What type of ventilation would you like?

  • What type of lighting would you like?

  • Are you reusing any of your current large appliances?

  • What new large appliances are you purchasing?

  • Are there any special small appliances you would like to include in the plan?

Step 2:

Space planning:

Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes and planning the configuration of your new space will help you determine your current needs.

What type of space are you remodeling (single wall, U shape, two-wall galley, U-shape with island, L-Shape with island, or multiple work zone kitchen)?

This is just the tip of your kitchen remodel planning. Next week we will share kitchen safety tips and how to manage your remodel budget. At Northeast Dream Kitchens we are here to help you create the kitchen of your dreams. Stop by today to learn more about our kitchen remodeling process.