Consider Options For a New Kitchen Design
When remodeling the home, one of the most exciting changes you could make is choosing a new kitchen design. Not only would this enhance the appearance of the home but it would also add tremendous value. After all, the kitchen is the room with the most selling power so remodeling this room is always a good investment.
Keep in mind that a new kitchen design could be something as simple as applying new paint or texture on the walls and buying new appliances to completely gutting the room and then having new cabinets, lighting, kitchen flooring, and countertops installed.
The most important consideration if you want to upgrade the kitchen is to choose changes that would coordinate with the way in which you use this room. After all, everyone preps and cooks differently so your kitchen design would be based on functionality specific to you.
For instance, if your children like to do homework in the kitchen, a kitchen island with lots of countertop space and chairs would be ideal. If everyone seems to congregate in the kitchen while entertaining, you want a design that would be efficient while providing the most space.
Again, in some cases applying new paint or texture to the walls can completely change the room’s appearance but going all out with a new design would literally create an entirely new kitchen. A kitchen remodel provides you with the opportunity to make hidden changes that might otherwise never be made.
As an example, you could switch from electric cooking to gas cooking, have a pantry built, or choose to have radiated heat flooring installed.
New Kitchen Design Considerations
To get the most out of the new kitchen design, it would be essential to take your time and answer several questions. Simply consider the following things specific to the way you use this room of the house.
• How is the room used – As an example, if you have numerous people who commonly gather in the kitchen, configuration would be important to provide a more efficient traffic area
• How many people typically cook at the same time? If your spouse, partner, or children usually assist with meal time, additional countertop space, a second or prep sink, or even a kitchen island with a prep sink would be perfect.
• Do you often entertain? Whether formal or informal, if you love having friends and/or family over then an open design connecting to a family room or seating area would work best. Even a pass-through window into the dining room would be a great design feature.
• Is there any family member with special needs? – If someone in the home is in a wheelchair, of shorter statute, or has some other type of special need, the kitchen remodel phase would be the perfect opportunity to make changes that would make it easier for that person to get around or perform activities in the kitchen.
• Are there any special features you want? – If you have no pantry or the existing one is too small, the contractor could come up with a solution to provide you with ample storage space.
• Do you want more efficiency in the kitchen? – In this case, you could have a kitchen island installed, one that features a prep sink, electrical outlets, and even a refrigerated wine rack or garbage disposal. If you have beautiful dishes you would like to display the cabinet maker could design a different front for some or all of the cabinets.
• Do you want more convenient storage? – If you decide to have new kitchen cabinets installed, take this time to have lazy Susan’s installed in the extra deep cabinets so reaching pots and pans would be a breeze, have built-in plate racks built, choose pull-out drawers and shelves for easier access to items in the back, etc. The great thing about a new kitchen design is that you have so many options. No matter your personal style, size or configuration of the room, or even budget, spending time comparison shopping and being open-minded to suggestions from the contractor would allow you to end up with an amazing room.