Understanding Construction Work

5 Tips For Remodeling Your Kitchen

Are you hiring a general construction contractor to help remodel your home's kitchen? If so, it will help to follow these tips so that you do things the right way.

Choose Your Appliances First

When it comes to designing your kitchen, you actually want to choose the appliances first before picking the cabinets. That's because you can design your kitchen triangle the way that you want it, then design the custom cabinets to work around those appliances. It will help the kitchen look thought out and avoid wasting space. The refrigerator, cooktop, hood, sink, refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave should all have a rough placement in mind.

Don't Underestimate Your Storage Needs

Nobody ever says that they have too much storage in their kitchen. That's why it's important to prioritize your storage space when designing your cabinets, especially if you have a small space. Don't neglect your vertical wall space, or leave walls empty for decorative purposes. You do not want to have regrets later on after you move everything back into the kitchen.

Customize Your Cabinets To maximize Function

It's common to be focused on colors, hardware, flooring, and paint color when designing your kitchen. However, what is inside your cabinets is just as important. You want your kitchen cabinets to work for you and now is the opportunity to make customizations that you will enjoy over the years. Things like a rotating corner cabinet to make the most use out of that pace, or built-in utensil dividers, and pull-out shelving for bottom cabinets.

Avoid Too Much Matching

If you do not have a design in mind when picking appliances and hardware, a common mistake is to have everything match. Your faucets and hardware are your accent colors, and it is an option to bring more color into your kitchen. It is okay to mix metals, as long as the same function has the same finish. This means that your sinks should all have the same color faucets, but the cabinets can have handles that use a different type of metal.

Give Enough Space For Seating On A Bar Or Island

One thing that people don't realize until after a kitchen is finished is if they have the proper amount of space for seating. It may look fine on the diagram, but when actually using it the space seems quite cramped. It's a good idea to give anywhere between 20 and 24 inches of space for each person that is seated at a bar or island. This will prevent people from hitting their elbows as they are trying to eat.