Getting A Kitchen Remodel Done Right The First Time
Since the kitchen is the hub of the home and where you, your family, and friends gather for parties and meals, you want it to be a place of luxury and leisure. This can be achieved by remodeling your kitchen, which aesthetically improves your home while also increasing its value. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel to keep or sell, there are a few “do’s and don’ts” to follow to ensure you get the beautiful kitchen of your dreams.
DO: HAVE A PLAN.
DON’T: Be in a rush. It takes time to plan, research, and design your dream kitchen. Create a checklist to ensure you don’t miss anything during your kitchen remodel.
DON’T: Procrastinate. Take time to research style, design, and layout images; visit showrooms; consider , finishes, and color palettes.
DO: BE CREATIVE.
DON’T: Be boring. Adding your own style and design to your kitchen remodel gives it personality. “Every project is a chance to do something new and creative. It’s not just about the cabinets and countertops — the whole room has to sing.”
DO: DESIGN AROUND YOUR SMALL KITCHEN.
DON’T: Always go big. If you have a small kitchen and do not plan to do an addition, make your kitchen work for you. With the right materials, layout, and design, your small kitchen can fit you perfectly.
DO: EXPERIMENT WITH DESIGNS.
DON’T: Stick with the old “triangle” kitchen design. There is a plethora of kitchen designs and styles to choose from. Also, adding such elements as a center island, storage, or pendant gives your kitchen character and individuality
DO: PLACE A COUNTERTOP NEAR OVENS.
DON’T: Have an oven by itself. When you take something out of the oven, you need a place to put it, right? Ensure there is adequate empty countertop space surrounding the oven.
DO: MAKE SURE THERE IS PLENTY OF LIGHT.
DON’T: Neglect the . Kitchen is extremely important especially around the food preparation areas, whether it’s natural , pendant , recessed , or under-the-cabinet .
DO: KNOW WHEN ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
DON’T: Go overboard. You might know the phrase “the more the merrier”. This does not relate to kitchen remodels. It’s possible for a kitchen to be over-done, with excessive design and too many ornamentals.
DO: BUY LONG-LASTING HARDWARE AND FIXTURES
DON’T: Skimp on hardware and fixtures. It’s easy to buy cheap alternatives that look great, but in the end they don’t last as long as the higher quality versions. These items are used the most in your kitchen and should be able to withstand daily use.
DO: INVEST IN QUALITY CABINETS
DON’T: Settle on poor-quality cabinets because of the price. Cabinets get a lot of use, so it’s important to spend your money on high quality cabinets that will have a long lifespan.
DO: EXTEND CABINETS TO THE CEILING.
DON’T: Have short cabinets. Cabinets that reach the ceiling offer more storage and give the illusion of a larger kitchen. Cabinets that fall short from the ceiling end up collecting dust on the top.
DO: CONCEAL SOME APPLIANCES WITH CABINETS
DON’T: Overuse stainless steel . Just as you can go overboard with kitchen design, you can also overuse stainless steel accents. Your beautiful kitchen style and design can be overshadowed by your use of stainless steel , especially a large refrigerator. The key is balance.
DO: HIRE A CONTRACTOR
DON’T: Try to remodel your kitchen on your own. A kitchen remodel is one of the most specialized and complex renovations in your home. Leave it to a design/build expert.
From your planning stage to the completion stage, your kitchen remodel is an intricate piece of work. Without the proper knowledge and experience you can get overwhelmed and in over your head. Call All Star Construction today and be one step closer to having the kitchen of your dreams!