By Anissa Swanzy, at SKD Studios
At SKD Studios we believe that if you take the time to plan your project carefully, and are cautious about the Kitchen designer you select, NOW is an excellent time to remodel your kitchen. With summer winding down and the kids going back to school, now is the perfect time to get back inside and start planning the kitchen of your dreams. Kitchens are one of the most used spaces in the home, they most often act as the command center for the entire home; hosting everything from homework parties to black tie dinner events and how we live in them plays a major role in how we should go about updating them.
Before you begin the kitchen remodel process, ask yourself the following questions:
What exactly do I hope to accomplish by remodeling my kitchen? And what am I willing to invest to get what I want? You need targets both for the scope of work and for your budget.
To determine the scope of work think about the following:
How many chefs usually work in the kitchen?
What is your cooking style?
Who else hangs out in the kitchen and what do they do there?
How important is easy cleanup?
If you splurged on one luxury, what would it be?
And when determining a budget you should keep in mind that your home is an investment, possibly your biggest investment and you want to have the highest return possible on your investment, especially if your turn around time is sooner rather than later. Fortunately a kitchen remodel is something that recaptures nearly 100% return if you stay within the maximum 15% of the home’s current market value. The 5% to 15% Rule is a handy tool to help determine how much you should spend on your kitchen project. The kitchen project (cabinets, countertops, install) should cost no less than 5% and keep to around 15% of the home’s value to get that 100% return.
SKD Studios, located at 11734 Rousby Hall Road in the Lusby Commons Shopping Center, hopes that when you do choose to remodel that you let us help you make your project a success. Call us at 443-404-5686 to schedule an appointment.