The first rule of kitchen remodeling is thinking ahead. An ideal shape for a kitchen doesn’t really exist, so homeowners should focus on functionality.
Start by working out a budget and getting a detailed idea of what the kitchen should look like. Planning is everything when it comes to remodeling and you don’t want to go past what you are able to spend. Get as many prices as possible before settling on something specific and more importantly, make sure you know what you are doing.
Spaces between the sink, fridge and counters should be about 6 feet apart in order to increase ease of movement. The second rule is to make plans for enough storage. This is a typical mistake and is often realized too late. Make the drawers deeper and utilize every nook and cranny. Enough storage equals less clutter.
Homeowners must also make a point to incorporate sufficient lighting. The kitchen is a work area and overhead lighting will throw a shadow on the work space. For this reason lights should be placed on the walls as well. Another electrical consideration is power sources. Just like storage, homeowners only realize the lack of power sources once the kitchen is finished.
When it comes to counter space there can never be enough. The only trap a homeowner should not walk into is choosing the wrong surface. Choose a surface that is easy to maintain and to work on.
Safety is another crucial necessity, especially when there is a family involved. Opt for rounded counter tops and slip resistant floors before an accident occurs. Apart from keeping the countertops hygienic, cleaning the air has become more popular too. For this a range hood is recommended which is quiet, efficient and vents outside.
Last but not least, kitchen remodeling wouldn’t be complete without making plans for the dust and recycle bins. Homeowners have the options of using built-in or disposables, either way, make sure they look nice and can be placed out of the way. A kitchen usually ends up being the place where families come together at least once a day. In addition it is a place where a lot of time is spent in regards to cooking and eating.
If you live in the San Diego, CA, district and find yourself overwhelmed, confused and frustrated with the whole process, just contact Cornerstone Kitchen Remodeling.