“We got a great deal on this house,” Madison said. “But that’s because it is in kind of rough shape.” The 2,100 square foot Massachusetts home was built in the 1970’s, and was owned by a large, busy family. “They had something like six kids, and it shows,” Madison laughed. “Now it’s time for us to start turning this house into our home.”
“There’s just one problem.” Madison’s husband Mark said. “We don’t even know where to start. The kitchen’s small and out of date – we knew we’d have to have it redone. But what does that mean? What does a new kitchen look like? What are our options? We’ve never done anything like this, and we don’t even know how to start.”
Framingham Home Remodeling: Starting the Process
Your Framingham building contractor can tell you: every great home renovation project starts with a dream. Before you can have a great new kitchen, you need to know what a great new kitchen means for you and your family. If you don’t already have a vision of your ideal kitchen in mind, you need a source of inspiration.
Here are some places you can look for inspiration and ideas for your Framingham home remodel:
Held throughout the region, generally in the spring and fall, home shows are a great way to see what designers, architects, and manufacturers are focusing on. When you visit these shows, you’ll see a sampling of a company’s offerings – just enough to whet your appetite to learn more. Make sure to ask questions! The staff at home shows are really motivated to help you start your kitchen transformation.
There are many websites devoted to home remodeling trends and ideas. You’ll find everything from modern design to classic style. Spending an evening or two looking at dream kitchens online can help you clarify what you want to see in your own kitchen. Bookmark your favorite pages as you search: when you’ve accumulated several favorites, you’ll be able to discern patterns or trends in home design that you enjoy.