Planning a kitchen remodeling project is very exciting. But somehow, when the time comes and you are about to take some important decisions about your kitchen-to-be, the excitement subsides and you get cold feet. That’s understandable. This is like marriage. You ask for comfort, respect to your daily needs, convenience when it comes to first-time experiments, and space. Sit back and relax. You are about to read the best tips to make your kitchen remodeling work.
Keep the essentials in easy reach
Finding the best kitchen design is half the project – so to say. One of the 101 tips when it comes to kitchen renovation projects is to keep the essentials close by. Which are the essentials in a kitchen? The fridge, the range, and the sink. That’s the triangle you’ll love. You need a design that will allow you to create the sink-fridge-range triangle so that everything will be within easy reach. Your kitchen is not a gym. You must only make small steps to reach the things you need to cook, clean, and prep dinner.
Leave space to breathe
Even if this is a small kitchen remodeling, you need to have space. It’s one thing to only need to take a few steps to grab the salt or the spoon and it’s a different thing to have to go back and forth to make a salad. The distance between the countertop and the island must be at least 3 feet, even if this is a small kitchen. It’s close enough to give you access to all working areas but also just enough space to let you breathe.
Calculate with precision
What’s your height? Take this into account if you want a built-in oven and microwave. But also take into consideration the height and age of your children. You don’t want them to reach the drawer where you keep the knives. Then consider the layout of the kitchen and how much space you have for cabinets. If you lack space, you can take advantage of the vertical part of the room. But still, don’t forget your height. You cannot climb the ladder every time you want to reach a plate or glass. Make sure all main kitchen accessories and essentials should be easily accessible.
Create storage space
When you find a kitchen remodeling contractor, insist on one thing: storage room. Lots and lots of it. It seems that it’s never enough. As we have already said, you can use the walls vertically to install cabinets and open shelves. Take advantages of corners and all parts of the kitchen, but watch it. It’s important to create lots of storage space in the kitchen but without making it look extremely busy. To avoid that, choose light colors. If you plan to take the cabinets all the way to the ceiling, choose white so that they won’t be noticed.
Choose the right countertop
The bigger the countertops, the better. If you could also fit a kitchen island, it’d be great. As much as you need storage space, you also need working space. Especially if you are a passionate chef, have a big family, have guests over often, or love to try out new things in the kitchen. What’s the point of spending money on a kitchen remodel just to find yourself slicing the peppers on the dining table?
And that’s not all. When it comes to countertops, it’s very, very important that you choose the right material. Marble is a marvel but susceptible to scratches and stains. It’s best to choose granite or even better, engineered quartz.
Add numerous outlets
It’s important that there are multiple electrical outlets over the countertops or on the kitchen island. It’s really frustrating to unplug and plug-in kitchen equipment every other minute when you are preparing meals.
These are the main things you should pay attention to when you are planning your kitchen makeover. So, don’t let the difficulty of such projects deprive you from all the fun such projects involve. By being prepared, you will enjoy the process and love the results. That’s great, isn’t it?