When homeowners consider remodeling a section of their home, the first room that comes to mind is the kitchen. This high-activity room is used for cooking, eating, washing dishes, food storage, and more so it’s not surprising that the kitchen should be remodeled first. What things should be considered when remodeling a kitchen? Let’s see.
First, decide what types of appliances you would like to have. Refrigerators come in different sizes and colors, stoves and ovens come with natural gas, electric, and convection heating surfaces and also come in a variety of sizes and colors. Other appliances to consider are a microwave oven, dishwasher, garbage disposer, toaster or toaster oven, electric can opener, coffee maker, etc. The more electrical appliances you need plugged in, the more electrical outlets you’ll need to consider installing during your project.
Cabinet space is critical for any kitchen whether large or small. If you want to increase cabinet space in an existing kitchen with limited space, consider installing cabinets all the way up to the ceiling, replacing cabinet shelves with drawers, and utilizing the latest cabinet gadgets to maximize all the air space inside the cabinets. Cabinet fronts and doors come in many styles, colors, and materials. You’ll have to consider your budget and well as the overall kitchen design when choosing the look of your cabinets.
One of the most used areas in your kitchen will be the countertop. The cost of a new countertop can range between a few hundred dollars all the way to thousands of dollars depending on what type of material you want. For more complicated countertop configurations, the use of countertop design software can help you design and see what the countertop will look like before it is constructed and installed. Other things to consider are surface hardness, color, backsplash, stain resistance, and natural or man-made materials.
There are many other things you can consider when remodeling your kitchen such as adding an island if space permits, moisture-resistant flooring, proper venting, better and more pinpointed lighting, breakfast nooks, built-in monitors for reviewing recipes, and the latest high-tech kitchen gadgets. The options you have today for remodeling your kitchen will certainly modernize your kitchen and make it a joy to use.