How To Prep For Your Kitchen Remodel

Can’t stop dreaming about your new, updated kitchen? We don’t blame you! The whole process of remodeling your kitchen is very exciting, but it can also be very stressful. Avoid the stress by staying prepared every step of the way. To get the kitchen of your dreams, consider the following factors before you jump into the renovations!

The urge to remodel usually comes from frustration or lack of functionality. You may feel like you have limited countertop space or an undesirable layout, and this is your opportunity to make those necessary changes. 

That said, it’s crucial to think about the structure of your current versus dream kitchen, whether you're looking to transform your farmhouse-style kitchen to a mid-century modern kitchen, or simply seeking a refresh for your space. Make a list of your goals and ensure they align with your new layout. 

A functional kitchen space should be your priority, and there are so many ways you can achieve this. For example, many designers recommend a “work area” where you can easily access your fridge, oven, and sink. If there are certain kitchen chores you will be doing daily, try to group the elements in your design for added convenience.

In addition to considering your goals for functionality, it’s helpful to consider if there are aspects of your new layout that might lack function– there’s still time to revise!

Logistics– they’re boring but essential. Before you get too excited, remember to solidify your budget, timeframe, and professional needs.

Renovations are expensive, so create a realistic budget and stick to it. If you end up spending too much on costly cabinets, you might not be able to afford the beautiful barstools you wanted for your new kitchen! Whether you're looking for the all versatile Wishbone Counter Stool, mid-century modern Cherner Counter Stool, or modern industrial Bertoia Bar Stool, remember to consider quality as well. After all, you want to purchase pieces that last.

Set of Two Norman Counter Stools

Set of Two Bertoia Counter Stools

After you establish a budget, focus on your timeframe. Unfortunately, these things take a lot of time, and you’ll have to be patient. Work with your contractor to create a solid timeframe and prepare yourself to manage without a fully-functional kitchen for a little while. It will be worth it in the end!

Lastly, you want to feel confident that you have the right person/team to do the job. Check your contractor's references and thoroughly discuss your plans together to make sure you are on the same page.

Finally, the fun stuff! Your remodel allows you to ditch outdated styles and refresh your space with stunning designs you love. With the right furniture, your kitchen can become your new favorite place. 

Start by considering the aesthetic you are going for and what pieces will fit that vision. We always recommend a timeless choice like mid-century modern furniture because it will never feel out of style. 

If you’ve already started picking out your furniture, ask yourself if you love these pieces alone or together. Having a cohesive style is important, so try to incorporate furniture that has similarities. 

If you want a wooden dining table, look for chairs that also have wooden characteristics.

CH327 Hans Wegner Dining Table

Pierre Jeanneret Floating Back Armchair

If you want a white marble dining table, pick chairs that have a similar appeal.

Statuario Venato Calacatta Quartz© Tulip Dining Table

DSW Molded Plastic Side Chairs Wooden Dowel Base

And last but not least, invest in quality lighting designs that will tie the whole room together!

Artichoke Lamp

PH 4 1/2 - 4 Glass Pendant

Once you thoughtfully consider these factors, there’s nothing stopping you from achieving your kitchen goals! At Eternity Modern, you can find the perfect furniture to create a refreshing new style for your dining room.