3 Important Things to Consider Before Remodeling the Kitchen
Updated: Aug 26, 2019
Consider the following before remodeling your kitchen!
Do you get frustrated because your kitchen doesn’t have enough counter space? Have you noticed that the refrigerator is too far from the table? Are you wishing for a butcher block island that you could use for extra work space and storage? If you entertain frequently, you may be in the market for double ovens. And maybe now is the time to replace those harvest gold and avocado green appliances. It’s fun to flip through magazines and dream about remodeling your kitchen. But before you actually start the demolition, there are three important things you should consider.
Renovating your kitchen is a big project. While a new kitchen will add to the value of your home, you still want to stay within your means. Be realistic about how much you can afford to spend and stick to that number. Prioritize so you make the most of the dollars you have earmarked for the project.
Before you pick out new cabinets, think about the floor plan and decide if you can stay with the existing space or if you will need to add on. Once you make that decision, think about how the space will be used and share that with your kitchen designer. The traffic should flow easily while still providing the workspaces that you need and want. Also, take into consideration the types of appliances you need. Features like stove tops (separate from the oven) and warming drawers have special cabinet requirements. Don’t forget lighting. It can be a relatively inexpensive way to make a dramatic statement.
One of the reasons you may be considering a kitchen remodeling project is because you are unhappy with how it currently functions. Think about how you like to operate in the kitchen. Will there be one cook or two (or more)? Do you want to have room for people to gather? The recommended kitchen layout is a work triangle that runs from the sink to the stove to the refrigerator and back to the sink. The National Kitchen and Bath Association states that the total distance between those three places should not be more than 26 feet, with each span being no more than 4 to 9 feet long. However, the best kind of kitchen is one that suits your lifestyle and makes you happy.
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