There are certain things you should take into consideration before starting any type of home remodeling project. If you have a plan in place beforehand, it will save you both time and money. When remodeling a kitchen, there are quite a few things that you may want to change during the process, such as the overall layout, appliances, and storage area. The information below provides some tips on what to consider before you tackle a kitchen remodel project.
The Kitchen Layout
The most essential thing to consider when deciding on the layout of your kitchen space, is the overall functionality of the working area. There has to be enough space for your appliances and counter space to cook efficiently. Then, you have to consider if you want to have the kitchen closed off or if you want to have an open concept, where the living and dining spaces can be seen from the main kitchen area. In addition, you can open up the space by adding a half wall that separates the kitchen from the living area. In addition, you can add an island with overhanging counter space, a stove top, and a sink.
The Kitchen Appliances
Nowadays, there are so many more things to consider than just selecting your refrigerator and stove. There are so many variations of sizes, colors, and functions for appliances. When selecting a refrigerator, you have to determine if you would like a simple one or one that is equipped with an ice maker and provides water. If you do get a refrigerator that has the ability to provide water or ice, then you have to take into consideration the type of plumbing you need to make it work properly. In addition, most stainless steel appliances are oversized, and you should take measurements of the appliances first before purchasing. This way, you will get one that works with the type of space you have available.
The Kitchen Storage
The needed kitchen storage space depends on the amount of cooking and related equipment you have. In addition, your family size in relation to the number of people you have to cook for will also determine the amount of storage space required. However, there are ways to maximize your storage space without taking up a whole area. During your renovation, you can change up the island by adding rollout drawers, lower cabinets, rotating shelves, and storage racks. This will allow you to store away your kitchen tools without compromising on open space.
If you are unsure of the type of remodeling project you will require for your kitchen, consult with a contractor like those at JKC Design Co for more suggestions.