What To Consider When Remodeling Your Kitchen?
Updated: Mar 31, 2020
The kitchen should reflect your lifestyle. It should accommodate your cooking needs, provide the type of space you need for dining and offer plenty of storage. Its decor should complement your home’s architecture and set the tone for gatherings that happen there. A lot of factors play into kitchen design, but the first step before choosing appliances or visiting a cabinet showroom is to set some goals for your space.
Island - Is It Worth It?
When you have the room, consider a leggy island for an open, spacious feel or a space-saving island that houses the dishwasher, sink or stove. Leave sufficient space around an island for maneuvering, and for opening a fridge, stove, dishwasher or door. Determine if you will also use the island for additional seating and if it will have an outlet.
Make a schedule and stick to it.
There’s a lot to plan when remodeling a kitchen, so don’t start demolishing your old kitchen too soon. Have appliances, cabinets, plumbing fixtures, and any other major components on hand before you begin. Also, having everything on hand lets you confirm exact measurements and installation specs. Schedule the plumber, electrician, tilesetter, and other subcontractors well in advance. A proper remodel is carefully choreographed, and even then you’ll have to juggle schedules at the last minute.
Consider the Counter-tops
Those who cook frequently require more counter space -- ideally between the range and sink - than those who cook infrequently or who prepare simple meals. Incorporating two counter-top heights makes baking easy and helps kids who are involved in meal preparation.