It will be officially spring in a few days and it’s the perfect time to tackle your kitchen renovation project head on. If you’ve been procrastinating, no more stalling. Get motivated, step up, and move on it. Take it one step at a time because it’s no small feat. There’s definitely lots of things to consider when going through a remodel and it can be intimidating. So, where to start? I recommend first browsing kitchen images on Houzz, Pinterest, in magazines, or at showrooms and create an ideabook of designs that appeal to you. Make a note of what you like about the kitchens such as countertop design or cabinetry, colors, trims, hardware, floors, lights, etc… Once you have created an ideabook, (which likely includes thousands of images), think hard about your budget. Be realistic about what you can afford versus what is “nice to have”. Consider your layout and definitely don’t forget about lighting. Most people don’t include lighting in their budget, but lighting is really important. Go through your ideabook again. Keep the kitchen images that you think would work realistically with your budget and get rid of the others. This will narrow down all the endless options to keep you grounded, clear, and sane! Once you finalize your ideabook, you’ll be feeling inspired, motivated, and excited to get started on your kitchen renovation. As mentioned above, here are my top 3 tips for designing your kitchen that I hope you will find helpful.