The kitchen is the heart of a home. It’s the place where you and your family gather together at the end of the day and you want it to be a room that you all enjoy spending time in. If it’s done the right way, a kitchen remodel can completely change the look of your home and transform your kitchen into a space you love and look forward to making memories in. By following these five easy steps, you can create the kitchen of your dreams:
Step 1: The Layout
Cramped, closed-off kitchens are a thing of the past. Today’s most beautiful and functional kitchens are bright, airy spaces with open layouts conducive to entertaining guests. Many people even prefer serving meals in their kitchen rather than using their formal dining room. If you want to make changes to the layout of your kitchen to make it more practical as a gathering space, you’ll want to make sure you hire a professional with experience in kitchen construction.
Step 2: Kitchen Cabinets
Changing out the cabinets is one of the biggest expenses to consider when remodeling your kitchen. It is also one of the easiest ways to transform the overall appearance of your kitchen. Look at photos online to figure out your favorite options for cabinet style, color and layout so you have an idea of how you want your kitchen to look when the remodel is complete.
Step 3: Kitchen Counter
There are so many kitchen counter options to choose from, it can be difficult to pinpoint what type of counter will make a statement in your kitchen and be practical for your family. If you prefer a low-maintenance countertop that won’t scratch or stain too easily, quartz may be the best choice for your kitchen remodel. If you are looking for a countertop that has timeless appeal and gives your kitchen a more high-end look, you can’t go wrong with marble.
Step 4: The Sink
Kitchen sinks have come a long way in terms of design. The sink is one of the kitchen’s hardest-working features and you don’t want to end up with a sink that isn’t functional or aesthetically pleasing. Luckily, with hundreds of styles to choose from, in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, the sink options for your kitchen remodel are virtually endless. Choose between stainless steel or cast iron, a single basin or double sink, a side spray or pulldown faucet and more, to create a sink setup that best suits your cooking needs.
Step 5: Kitchen Storage
Successfully remodeling your kitchen means making sure there is plenty of storage space to accommodate your family’s growing needs. If your existing cabinets aren’t spacious enough and you don’t have the option to add more, consider installing a kitchen island where you can store pots and pans and other bulky cookware in an out of the way place. If you have a hard-to-reach corner that seems like wasted space, a corner cabinet with a lazy susan can help corral your tupperware or keep your baking ingredients all in one convenient spot.
Creating your dream kitchen can be a fun and creative project that you and your family can enjoy as a permanent part of your home. Need help getting started? Reach out to us.