What do you dislike most about your current kitchen?
Does the kitchen relate to adjacent rooms the way you would like?
What is the overall style preference for your new kitchen (contemporary, formal, traditional, country, other)?
Do you plan to use wood cabinetry in your new kitchen?
If yes, do you prefer light or dark wood? Painted or faux finished?
What types of activities do you envision taking place within the kitchen (sit-down dining, laundry, homework, paying bills, computer center, phone/message center, other)?
Where does your family currently dine? Where will they dine after the remodel?
If you want to eat family meals in your kitchen, how many people would you typically need to accommodate at mealtime?
Do you want your kitchen area to be open to a family room, den or other area?
Do you entertain? How often? What is your entertainment style (formal or casual)?
Are your gatherings typically small or large? Are they more mix-and-mingle or formal sit-down affairs? Do your guests help you in the kitchen?
If you are not using a dine-in kitchen table, what type of everyday seating would you use (bar stools, chairs, booth, bench seating or none)?
What entertainment features might you want to incorporate (e.g., separate beverage area, wine storage, glasses, etc.) into your kitchen design?
Who is the primary cook in the family? What is the primary cooking style (quick and simple, family meals, gourmet meals, microwave meals)?
Is mealtime a family affair? How many people are normally involved in food preparation? Would additional or separate work areas be helpful?
Plan for the location of like items. For instance, the sink, dishwasher and recycling center might be adjacent; or you may want spices and cooking utensils near your stove/oven area.
Don’t forget traffic flow in and around your kitchen. Is there a back door? Easy access to the fridge (the most frequently used kitchen appliance)?
Is there enough counter space for appliances you use every day? Would you prefer these appliances be built-in or stored away?
Is there a gourmet in the family who requires special equipment such as an extra-large refrigerator, oven or cooktop?
Would a separate vegetable sink or indoor grill be ideal features?
How do you usually shop (by meal, for the week, in bulk, canned goods)?
Do you have enough accessible storage for bulk and everyday food items, Tupperware, entertaining/serving items?
Do you want to showcase any kitchenware or serving items in glass or cabinets?
Do you require any additional storage for items currently housed elsewhere in your home? What about linens, fine china or other pieces that you may now keep in a hall closet, china hutch, attic or garage?
Do you need areas which are safeguarded from children?
Do you require a recycling center?
Do you need additional task lighting in specific work areas? More lighting overall?
Is the kitchen open to a shared family space? Perhaps ambient or low-level cabinet lighting (above or below) would be beneficial?
Are your appliances in good working order or will you need new, energy-efficient models?
What type of countertops do you envision?
Do you have enough electrical outlets/circuits in the right places to support food preparation on a large scale (e.g., Thanksgiving dinner for 12)?
If there is a window, is it ideally situated for a view of the backyard, garden or other preferred area? Does it let in enough light?
If there is a back door, is it ideally situated for access to the backyard, patio or entertaining areas?
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