One of the biggest challenges for homeowners is effectively planning out a remodel. For example, if you've been struggling with a kitchen that's too small, poorly designed, or otherwise not as functional as you'd like it, it's important for you to consider how remodeling your kitchen can help. Here's a look at some of the things you should think about when you're trying to decide if it's worth remodeling your kitchen.
Increasing Storage Space
Sometimes, adding extra storage space as part of a complete kitchen remodel can help you make the kitchen feel larger than it actually is. In fact, if you've been struggling with a kitchen that doesn't have enough cabinets and storage, increasing your cabinet space can help you eliminate clutter, better organize the space, and more. The added storage space could even allow your kitchen to feel bigger because there's less clutter.
Improving Light And Visibility
Another thing to think about when you're planning a kitchen remodel is improving the light and visibility in the room. Small kitchens will feel even smaller when they don't have adequate lighting. Even if it means knocking out a wall to create a clear view of the big windows on an opposing wall or incorporating skylights, look for ways to add more light to your kitchen as part of your remodel to brighten the space up. The increased lighting and brighter environment will make the room feel and look bigger than it actually is.
Considering Your Pets
If part of your kitchen space challenge has to do with your pets, you should think about ways that you can alleviate that problem through your remodel. For example, pet food dishes that are always in the way on the floor can be eliminated as a trip hazard by incorporating them into a slide-away drawer that closes when it isn't feeding time.
Also, a dog that's always under your feet in the kitchen can be stressful, especially in a space where there isn't a lot of room to dodge the pup. Consider incorporating an under-counter dog crate in your kitchen to give your pooch a space to call their own while you're in the kitchen. It keeps the dog contained and out from under your feet without sacrificing your pet's desire to be close to you.
These are a few of the best considerations when you're thinking about renovating a too-small kitchen. Talk with a residential kitchen remodeling contractor today for more help.