Kitchen Remodel Quick Tips
As homes age, kitchen remodels are a great tip for improving a home. It is the central point for most homes and a redesign can be invaluable. There is no ideal kitchen shape or design but I have collected a few tips for my readers to consider when you do a kitchen remodel. As a realtor, I would support the idea of functionality first and foremost. Everything should be within six feet of each other for ease of movement like sink
, stove and surface area.
-Storage, storage, storage. A big mistake people make when in the planning
stages of their new kitchen is not using all available space. Make the pantry big
and bold. Cabinets should be deep and go all the way to the ceiling. Deep drawers
allows ample room for pots and pans. Leaving a gap up by the ceiling just collects dust.
-See the light. Normally lighting in a kitchen is insufficient. You don’t want the available light
to be behind you but rather positioned in front of you. Under-cabinet lights are huge as
they directly light up the countertops.
-Power Play. Make sure you have an appropriate amount of power for your new appliances.
People realize too late that they don’t have the right gas or electric lines. It is also
important to measure your appliances to ensure they fit comfortably in their assigned
-Space and Surface. There is no such thing as too much counter space. Avoid tile and grout as
as they are harder to maintain. Chose a surface that is easy to work on and care for.
-Start Fresh. Don’t reuse appliances as they will stick out in the remodel like a sore thumb.
-Safety First. Plan for good visibility to other areas of the home especially the cooking area.
Consider rounded countertops, slip-resistant flooring and ovens located at adult height.
-Trash Talk. Plan for garbage and recycling bins that are cleverly disguised behind a cabinet
door. A stainless steel garbage container will also work if positioned out of the way.
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