Planning a kitchen remodel? Even minor renovations are a significant investment, so you need to carefully consider each design decision to make sure that you get what you want from your project.
Here’s a brief guide on what to consider in a remodel of your kitchen.
As you’re planning a kitchen remodel, you need to start with the layout of the space since it dictates placement of every important feature you’ll need in the space.
If you want to make the most of your renovation, pay close attention to the placement of windows and doors—it’s often best to alter your kitchen’s existing footprint to make the most of the space you have available. Consider how you and your family will move in the space. Make sure the layout can accommodate your cooking routine, and maybe even make extra room for others to move around the space while someone is preparing food or cleaning up.
While the sinks, dishwashers and, in some cases, refrigerators are attached to water and sewer lines, natural gas is another thing to consider when it comes to plumbing in the kitchen.
If you’re planning to make the switch from electric to gas to enhance your cooking routine, you’ll have to call in a plumber to install a new gas line if you don’t have an existing one. Keep in mind that gas lines need to be in place before any structural work is done—especially before any cabinetry or countertops are installed. Contact a plumber to determine an ideal spot for where the gas line should go before making any other design decisions.
Before ordering or installing cabinets, get a good idea of the condition of the room and whether any walls lean or floors slope. For successful cabinet installation, corners must be square. Make sure all structural issues are addressed to ensure proper installation of cabinets.
Once you’ve determined that your kitchen is ready for new cabinets, decide whether you want custom cabinets or prefabricated ones. Custom cabinets are usually the best option, since they allow you to maximize your storage options in the space you have available.
One of the key determinations you need to make before starting a kitchen renovation (or any remodeling project for that matter) is your budget. It’s best to consult with a professional remodeling company at this step in the process, since they can help you come to a concrete figure for your must-haves and nice-to-haves in your new kitchen. As a general rule, plan to spend about 6 to 10 percent of your home’s overall value on a kitchen remodeling project.
When it comes to what to consider in a remodel, it’s always best to start with the major features before you focus on the details. It’s also important to work with a professional contractor who understands every step of the remodeling process to ensure great results for your project. Contact Kitchen Kreators Ltd. to discuss the details of your kitchen renovation with design experts.