Excited to attack the kitchen remodel that you have been thinking about for years? It is motivating to know that the changes that you will make to your kitchen will not only update the look but optimize the function of a room you use heavily every day. A remodel of such an important room requires much planning with an eye to preventing mistakes that will cost money and time.
Remember the old adage “measure twice, cut once”? Well, it is still relevant today. But before measuring for cabinets, map out a plan for your kitchen. Cabinets can theoretically fit into a given space, but how will they function in that space when they open and close? Keep in mind the flow of the kitchen layout, along with the size of the cabinet doors and how they will swing open. A bigger cabinet door will mean a larger swing out into the kitchen. Is there room for the door to swing out, or will it be obstructed by the island or another cabinet? Also, keep in mind that kitchen cabinets commonly take up about one-third of the kitchen remodel budget.
Make sure to prioritize access to the three busiest areas of the kitchen; the sink, the refrigerator, and the stove. If these elements are crowded against each other or placed too far apart, the kitchen design and traffic flow will be less than optimal. Make sure that you realistically plan ample counter space. Even if you are a do-it-yourselfer, make sure that you run your plan by a kitchen design professional for proofreading. If you are hiring a remodeling firm, make sure you are very specific with your requests down to the very detail. That way you are sure that the kitchen you will be getting is actually what you want.
For many, the kitchen functions as the center of the home. When planning a kitchen remodel, planning is paramount to success. With a well-planned kitchen update, you will add function and value to your home.
For help getting started on your kitchen remodel project, call us at Redwood Construction and Consulting. We can help you design and construct a beautiful kitchen that you can enjoy for years to come.