Designing your kitchen and bath - questionnaire

 
  • What do you currently like about your kitchen?
  • What do you currently wish you could change about your kitchen? What change do you expect out of this remodel?
  • What are you always thinking to yourself, “I wish I had…..”
  • Why are you changing? Because your kitchen is outdated or not useful, hurricane or termite damage, insurance purposes or looking to increase the value of your home?
  • Do you need more light?
  • Would you like to be able to walk outside from the kitchen to access the grill?
  • Are you making changes for you or for potential resale? How long do you plan to stay in the home?
  • How much time do you have to “build” the new kitchen?
  • Has a budget been set for the new kitchen?
  • Do you have enough electrical outlets? Are they close to the appliances you need?
  • Does anyone that uses the kitchen have special needs?
  • Is the kitchen easy to clean?
  • Do you currently not use certain items because they are too far back or too hard to reach? (consider pullout shelves)
  • Do you have the items you use most frequently close to you? (plan for those to be close by again)
  • Does the layout work well for how you or the primary cook like to cook?
  • Are your spices hard to manage? (incorporate a spice organizer)
  • Are the appliances out of date or will the existing ones be reused?
  • Is the refrigerator large enough? Is the dishwasher quiet enough?
  • Is the dishwasher easy to unload (consider a drawer or riser)
  • Would it be helpful to have a second dishwasher?
  • Do you want appliances with a more updated color
  • Do you have enough counter space?
  • Do you have enough storage space?
  • Do you need space for anything other than cooking, like a small desk area or bar area?
  • Do you shop at the grocery store daily, weekly or at warehouse/bulk stores like Costco? How much will you need room to store?
  • Is your kitchen too large or too small? Is the sink large enough? Is the configuration good for you? Do you have enough shelf space?
  • Do you want to change styles completely or keep the same style?
  • If you tear out pictures from magazines of new kitchens, what do they all have in common?
  • How many people will the kitchen/eating area need to accommodate?
  • Where does the family eat meals now? Is it comfortable?
  • Do you entertain? How often? Is there enough room to entertain?
  • Do you allow guests to help cook when entertaining?