Four Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Kitchen
Thinking about giving your home a kitchen renovation? Living with a kitchen that doesn’t look and function as you want it to can have an impact on your everyday life. When you’re ready to give your kitchen a makeover, follow these tips to make the most of your space—and your investment.
Determine the scope of the project
The first step of your kitchen remodel should be to determine the scope of the project. Think beyond aesthetic concerns, and get a clear picture of how you use your space and how you can add extra functionality to make the kitchen more practical. Whether you’re ready to knock down a wall and open up the kitchen to the rest of the house or you need to add an island or peninsula for extra counter space, start planning the major features, and determine an ideal layout for your renovation.
If you need help in planning a functional design, it’s always best to talk with an experienced contractor who can help guide you in the right direction.
Choose appliances carefully
Many people who take on a kitchen renovation wait until the last minute to select the appliances they want for their space. Selecting your appliances early is an incredibly important step in the remodeling process since you could be faced with unexpected costs along the way that could have an impact on the quality of appliances you select for the space. Most designers recommend dedicating at least 20 percent of your kitchen remodeling budget to new appliances and considering quality, longevity and energy efficiency as you make your selections.
Design the space around the appliances
The most basic function of a kitchen is cooking, which means easy access to appliances is essential. Once you’ve selected the appliances you want for your space, develop your layout around how you like to cook. While the classic triangle layout from sink to refrigerator to stove is fairly standard, you could choose a workstation design if you’re working with a larger space. This layout provides separate zones for food preparation, cooking, storage and cleanup and gives you plenty of room to maneuver as you cook.
Hire a reputable remodeling company
Now that you’ve developed a solid plan for your kitchen renovation, you need to find the right team to carry out your vision. While you might think that doing it yourself would be the most cost-effective approach, even the most experienced handyman can’t tackle the variety of tasks that accompany a kitchen remodel. Choose a professional kitchen designer or contractor to handle the tough jobs that require specialty knowledge since dealing with the electrical, gas and plumbing concerns requires a professional touch to ensure they’re done right.
A quality kitchen remodel can transform the way you live in your home. For best results, you need an experienced team of designers and contractors on your side to guide you through the design-and-build process. Contact Green View Building & Design Company, Inc. to begin your kitchen renovation the right way and create a usable, beautiful space that your entire family will love.
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