WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF BEFORE YOU REMODEL YOUR KITCHEN / by Keith Moehle

Having your kitchen remodeled is always an exciting feeling. Everyone wants the latest and greatest in their kitchens to show off to guests and family members. But have you really thought of what part of your kitchen and how you’re going to do it?


When you begin to consider remodeling your kitchen, the excitement of what your kitchen can be transformed to can be overwhelming. You begin to imagine what your family gatherings and celebrations will look like, what kind of memories will be made, and what kind of meals you’ll prepare with the newly renovated space. You can get so carried away with daydreaming that you forget to ask yourself, what kind of kitchen remodel is for me and my house.

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A few questions you should consider when remodeling your kitchen are:

  • How long are you planning on living in your home: This is the most important question to ask yourself. Depending on how long you plan on living in your home can make a big difference in how you decide to remodel your kitchen. If you plan on selling your home in the next two to five years, you’ll want to consider how future buyers will perceive your kitchen. Some of the design choices you’ll want to make may be more modern yet simple and neutral so that future buyers can add their own stamp to it. If you plan on staying in your home for multiple years to come, you may want to invest more into your kitchen remodel to be enjoyed over a lifetime. You’ll have more freedom to choose custom cabinetry with custom colors, a backsplash that fits your style, and a layout that will be unique to your family.

  • Are you respecting the architectural integrity of your home: You’ll want to be leery of changing the architectural style of your kitchen. In your remodel, you’ll want to make sure that the design decisions you’re making are not too modern or out of character with the home. Doing so could negatively impact the equity of your home and create a mismatch feel in your home.

  • Do you really need top of the line: As you get to the finishing touches of your kitchen remodel, this is where you need to ask yourself if you really need the most up to date appliances, fixtures, and finishes. Keeping up with the Joneses can really blow out your budget and it may not even match your personal style.

  • Are you going for a trendy look or a functional look: What looks trendy and modern now, may look outdated in a few years which might cause you to remodel all over again. Be sure to keep the functionality of your home and your family in mind when making the design choices in your remodel. It’s possible to choose in-trend products and finishes that won’t be so out of style in the next ten to twenty years. Mixing a few new trends with a timeless design will give you that perfect balance of new and traditional.


Because of all the reasons above, we use degreed architects and designers here at KM BUILDERS. Our talented team is here to help guide you through these tough questions. They can make suggestions and provide alternate choices that will ensure your home and family is given exactly what they need.

Call us up at 210-680-5626 if you have any questions about your kitchen remodel we will be happy to guide you in the right direction. You deserve the kitchen of your dreams and our team can get you there!

----KM Builders is San Antonio's premier design-build remodeler specializing in kitchens, bathrooms, room additions, and whole-house remodeling. We boast the largest in-house staff in San Antonio offering architectural design, interior design, and cabinet design for all your home remodeling needs!