When you think about where you most often are in your house, what space do you think of? Is it your bedroom? Living room? No, not either of those. Think about the space where you make your coffee every morning, where you cook meals for friends and family, and most importantly, the space where so many memories are made. Yes, the kitchen. It can be your favorite area of your house, or your least favorite if you don’t love the way your kitchen looks. That’s where we come in. At Standard Kitchen & Bath, we are here to give you the kitchen of your dreams so that you can love the space again. 

As the kitchen is the most used space in the home, it can become outdated or show some signs of wear and tear. When this happens, it can often become an unenjoyable space. Something that can transform this space, however, is a kitchen remodel. A remodel can transform your kitchen in so many different ways, whether it be adding functionality, new appliances, or even a total tear-down and rebuild can completely transform your kitchen into the space of your dreams. 

We decided to craft a list of things that you should consider before undergoing a remodel, as well as some benefits that you will see immediately upon renovation. We know a remodel can feel like a stressful process and you may not know where to get started, but at Standard Kitchen & Bath, we are experts who can help and guide you through every step of the way. Here are some things to consider before the remodel!

Your Personal Style

Your home should be a space where you can show off your style in a way that clothing and accessories cannot do. Personal style in a home can add so many different elements of comfort to your home, no matter what your style is. If you want something modern, rustic, or something more traditional, it is important to make the style you want known. A modern-styled kitchen can make the space look clean and a rustic kitchen can make the space feel more homey. A kitchen remodel allows you to tailor every detail to your liking, so it is important to decide what kind of style you want your brand-new kitchen to be! We suggest finding some inspirational pictures, and this can be done through social media platforms, such as Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, or even magazines and home websites. That way, you can see so many different ideas that you might not have thought of, or you can use them to rule out everything you don’t want in your kitchen!


Another very important thing to consider before your remodel would be the functionality of the space. Functionality is crucial in a kitchen because it allows you to make the most of your space in a way that works for you and makes sense. For example, you would not want to have a huge stove or oven if you decided to have less counter space in the area. A large stove and oven suggest that you want to do a lot of cooking, but with little counter space, there is not much space to prepare meals or put them out to cool down before they are served. The kitchen is the most used space in the house, so you want to make it as functional as possible. You can do this by adding more storage spaces, such as an island with deep, built-in drawers. Remember, you can never have “too much” storage in your kitchen because there will always be something that can go in a drawer or cabinet!


You may think that a kitchen remodel just consists of picking out a new countertop, new cabinets, or new appliances, but there is so much more that goes into a kitchen remodel. There is a lot of time and thought that needs to be put into the remodel before the hard work begins. First, you should consider if you want to gut the kitchen and start completely fresh, or if you just want to update some things in it to make it more of your style. If you are looking to redo the kitchen and start fresh, you will need to consider a layout that maximizes efficiency and improves the functionality of the space. Creating a new layout may seem scary, but don’t worry, we will be right there to help you!


Finally, you need to create a budget for your kitchen remodel. A remodel is expensive as it is, but there are often some unexpected expenses that can show up along the way. Creating a budget allows you to better plan everything for your kitchen and you will be able to prioritize some expenses over others. With a budget, you will know where each penny is going and can keep track of the remodel financially. Most expenses are known when going into a remodel, but it is common to spend a lot more than you initially thought you were going to. The budget will act as your guide to keep spending at a level that you are comfortable with, and it can allow you to prevent overspending. Without creating a budget, you may get carried away with extravagant choices or unnecessary expenses. Don’t worry though, a budget will still allow you to create the kitchen of your dreams while making cost-effective decisions, but not compromising the quality or outcome of your space. 

Now that you know a few things to consider before undergoing a remodel, here are a few benefits of a kitchen remodel that you will notice when your new space comes to life.

Enhanced Aesthetics

One of the biggest advantages of a remodel is that you can create a completely new space. When guests come into your home, they will be able to see the style that you incorporated into your remodel. An aesthetically pleasing space can have many benefits- one being that it is more pleasing to the eye and can increase comfort and mood! If you have a good color scheme, your kitchen can be transformed into a fresh, new space! If you have a beautiful kitchen, you will enjoy the time you spend in it much more. This can make cooking, cleaning, or even just hanging out in the space much more enjoyable. This allows you to add a personal touch to your kitchen that is visible to each person who comes in!

Increased Property Value

Now that you have a beautiful, updated kitchen, your home is worth more than before! A kitchen renovation, or any kind of renovation for that matter, greatly increases the value of a home. When people are looking into buying a home, the kitchen is a space that they prioritize the most, so the kitchen is often make or break for getting an offer on your home. If your kitchen is updated and functional, it can create more value for your home. 

Improved Lifestyle and Comfort

Last and certainly not least, a freshly remodeled kitchen can greatly improve the comfort of your home. Your kitchen will not only be more appealing and inviting, but it can now be a fresh space with a personal touch on it! The kitchen is a hub for entertaining, so adding features such as an island with more seating or even creating an open layout throughout the kitchen can allow you to entertain more effectively and more enjoyably. After all, the kitchen is the heart of the home, so it should be your favorite space in your house!

Your kitchen should be your favorite space in your home. You spend the most time there, so it should be as comfortable and enjoyable as it can be. We guarantee that we are dedicated to giving you the kitchen of your dreams. No matter what kind of vision you have for your kitchen, we are here to make it come to life. We are a team of creative, skilled professionals who are committed and ready to help you.

At Standard Kitchen & Bath, we pride ourselves on delivering excellent service to each client who works with us. Our team of skilled professionals is dedicated to bringing your dream space to life! To learn more, please give us a call at (865) 622- 7773 or come visit our showroom in Knoxville! 


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