Remodeling your kitchen doesn’t have to be choosing a new countertop or coordinating cabinet colors. There are many types of remodeling projects you can undertake, from materials to design to flooring for the kitchen.
One of the first items to take into consideration is the actual design of the space. Chances are, you’re thinking of one of these four basic styles:
Gallery kitchen: These kitchens are best for small spaces since they are long and narrow, and provide instant access to the fridge and stove.
L-shaped kitchen: An easy, practical design that is great for those who entertain a lot in their kitchen area.
An island: A stand free square or circle in the center of the kitchen, this design is great to have extra space and can even house an indoor grill.
U-shape kitchen: These kitchens usually have curved counter tops with an option for an island.
Before you make the leap into your kitchen remodeling, visit stores and look at the kitchen set-ups to get a feel for the designs and layouts. Once you’ve decided on a style, keep these things in mind during the remodeling process:
You should decide on a budget and stick with it. Here are the questions you should find the answers to:
1) How many people will often be in the kitchen at one time? (This helps determine the style of your kitchen.)
2) How much entertainment will you do in the kitchen? Do you have a separate dining room space for meals and entertaining?
Do you need a lot of counter space for cooking and meal preparation?
3) How much cabinet space do you need? Will your existing appliances fit in the newly designed space? Will you need, or want, a separate pantry space? Do you have access to a lot of natural lighting or will you need to add light?
With those answers, you will know better what countertops, cabinet design, layout, color, or style should go with your new kitchen. Even adding a new floor can make a big difference in your kitchen remodeling. So no matter the project you want to undertake is big or small, make sure you plan ahead of time to avoid frustrations later during or after your kitchen remodeling project.
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