Getting the Most Out of Your Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel is one of the biggest investments you can make in your home. It goes beyond choosing the right paint color or style of cabinets and countertops. It is about designing a space that functions for your family and makes your life more efficient and enjoyable. The kitchen is the hub of the home so you want to make sure you make every dollar count and get the most out of the remodel. Here are a few tips to help you do just that. 

Plan, Plan, Plan 

The most important step of a successful kitchen remodel is really what comes before the first step and that is the planning stage. You’ll have to put a lot of thought into what you want from your kitchen. You’ll need to think of a budget and figure out if you’ll need to save up for it or if you’re ready to start right away. Companies like Kitchen Solvers also provide financing options so you could get started sooner than you think. According to experts, a well-planned project takes about 6 months of planning before work even begins. 

The Nooks and Crannies 

Use every square inch of space to your advantage. Ceiling height cabinets and corner cabinets can seem like a waste of space, but if you implement the right ergonomically designed storage solutions, you’ll be able to access every part of your kitchen and optimize storage. Pull-out shelves, drawers, and lazy susans are a great way to make sure no space is wasted. 

Traffic Flow 

Think about how you currently use your kitchen. Do you typically cook alone or is it a team effort? Is there enough space for all of you to move about the kitchen from prep space to cooking space to clean up space smoothly? You want to make sure that your workflow is efficient and that you don’t design a space that will ultimately get in your way. You’ll also want to consider the needs of other kitchen users now and in the future. Thinking through accessibility can help make sure everyone can enjoy your investment for years to come regardless of their body’s abilities. 

Use Technology 

There is a ton of technology available on the market today that can create a contemporary space. Smart appliances, smart faucets, and smart lighting are just a few. Take some time to do some research and find some smart technology to integrate into your design to make the most out of the process. Technology can help streamline your workflow and make you and your family more efficient in the kitchen. 

Plug it In, Plug it In 

There is nothing more frustrating than not having enough outlets in a room. You notice it in bathrooms, bedrooms, and living rooms but it is probably most noticeable in the kitchen. Installing plenty of outlets allows flexibility to use your small electrical appliances in multiple areas and makes sure there is always an outlet available for charging phones, laptops or other devices. 

To Infinity and Beyond 

Creating a sustainable kitchen makes sure your money is put to good use on a kitchen that will last a lifetime. Purchasing items that are sustainable and energy efficient is a great place to start. Opt for appliances that are timeless rather than expensive trendy ones. Choose countertops, fixtures, and hardware that will hold up under heavy use and not lose their value over time. Designing a timeless, sustainable kitchen ensures you won’t have to renovate again and that if you ever decide to move, potential buyers won’t have to either. 

Deciding to spend the money on a new kitchen is a huge decision, but one that can really pay off in the end. Hopefully these strategies will help you have a successful and minimally stressful kitchen remodel. For help planning or ideas, your local Kitchen Solvers is available to help make your dreams a reality. Reach out today for your free in-home consultation.