While many people dream of renovating their kitchens, fewer actually take the steps to make it happen. In our experience here at McMillan Millwork & Joinery, one of the biggest obstacles to kitchen renovations is not knowing where to start–the project is so big and involved that it can be hard to mentally break it down into smaller steps. In this article, we’ll be going over a few questions to ask yourself to get your kitchen renovations off to a good start.
- How many cooks usually work at the same time? A big part of successful kitchen renovations is successful design, and a lot of kitchen design depends on how many people will be cooking at the same time. Knowing whether you cook alone, as part of a pair, or with multiple helpers (such as guests or kids) will help our team at McMillan Millwork & Joinery optimize our designs for your needs.
- How many people do you cook for? Another question you should ask when planning your kitchen renovations is how many people you typically cook for. If you regularly cook for large gatherings, you’ll need a different setup than if you only cook for yourself or your family.
- How many non-cooks hang out in the kitchen, and what do they do? The third question that we at McMillan Millwork & Joinery recommend asking as part of your planning process is how many people other than the cook typically hang out in the kitchen. If your guests or family members gather in the kitchen while you’re preparing the meal, you’ll need somewhere to put them where they won’t interrupt your work, while someone whose family relaxes in another part of the house might only need enough space for the counters and appliances.