Kitchen Remodeling



There are a few “Dos” and “Don’ts” to consider while remodeling your kitchen:


Dos:

  1. Consider How Your Family Will Use the Kitchen: The status quo kitchen design may not work for every family. For example, kids may want to do homework in the kitchen, so you may want to consider adding a desk feature.
  2. Pay Attention to Layout: By hiring a professional to work out a layout you will be avoiding any possible mishaps with the design. For example, if you have an island next to a fridge – with a poorly designed kitchen the doors to the fridge could hit the counter.
  3. Enough Lighting: The kitchen is a room that requires adequate lighting. You are chopping, dicing, measuring, reading, etc. It is difficult to perform any of these tasks with a poorly lit kitchen.
    *Note: think about where you will be performing majority of these activities and focus on lighting those areas heavier than the rest of the kitchen.

Don’ts:

  1. Neglect Budget: We suggest making a list of “must haves” and “wish list” items. Price each of the items out and compare them to your desired budget. By doing this you will be keeping your budget in check while staying within budget.
  2. Forget about Storage: Take a stock of your current inventory and make a list of things you absolutely need stored in the kitchen. After you do this make sure to brainstorm how you plan on storing the items you need in the kitchen.
  3. Play it too Safe: Give your kitchen personality! Do not follow the status quo.


The kitchen is the most sought-after feature for resale, so whether you plan on staying in your home for a while or are selling soon, the kitchen is an important asset in any home. 


Aside from adding value to your home, a renovated kitchen reduces energy consumption. Replacing old outdated appliances for new energy efficient fridges, dishwashers, light fixtures etc. will benefit your energy bill. And by hiring a remodeling contractor, you can redesign your kitchen to improve the flow. This redesign will also increase storage space with new cabinet and counter-space. Lastly, if your kitchen is outdated you can improve the safety of your home by renovating. The wiring and electric with old appliances is not equipped for increased output of modern energy.