Who wouldn’t want to have an unlimited budget for a kitchen remodel? But, most homeowners don’t and there’s nothing wrong with that. Compromises are part of the whole process, even for a homeowner who has a bottomless budget and wide area to work on.

The question is, how can you choose between two different options with varying benefits and drawbacks? The most important tool to have when making tough decisions is having a clear picture of your kitchen remodel goals. To clearly define what’s important to you, here are a few trade-offs that you and your general contractor and kitchen designer will have to consider.