Kids are back to school and fall is on its way. Before you know it, the holidays will be here, so now is the perfect time to start preparing. If you know that you’ll be entertaining family and friends for the holidays, having an updated, efficient kitchen is a MUST.
Cooking for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, are all big tasks. We know that the holidays can be overwhelming enough, so if you’re looking for ways to help increase your productivity and reduce stress, consider a beautiful kitchen remodel to lift your spirits and start fresh. Kitchen remodeling is a fantastic way to not only feel good about your home and proud to show it off, but it also gives you the space you need to tackle all your cooking and entertaining.
If you are interested in a beautiful kitchen remodel take a look at 5 top kitchen-remodeling tips below!
1. Find Your Design
Kitchen design is the first step to creating a space you will love. Working with a design/build firm is a tremendous advantage because it will save you both time and money since you work with one team of dedicated designers, architects and craftsmen from start to finish. A few things a designer will help you determine are:
- The shape of the space – U-shape, L-shape, etc.
- The type of storage you prefer – cabinets, shelves, pantry design, etc.
- Lighting – having windows that face the sunlight, for natural light
- Style of cabinets, countertops, tile, etc.
- And much more
2. Determine Your Style
If you’re thinking about remodeling, there are many types of styles to choose from including: contemporary, traditional, romantic/European, modern, country cottage, and many more. Once you know the style you like it will be easier to choose your color palate.
3. Use Functionality To Your Advantage
Maximizing kitchen storage with strategically designed shelves, drawers, pantry, wine cellar, and more is the new way to design kitchens. Promoting organization and enhancing functionality is the best way to keep you sane when you are cooking for large parties, as well as your day to day cooking for your family. The appearance of a kitchen should never be underestimated. It creates the entire atmosphere for the room; lifting your mood and making you feel lighter, fresher and happier!
4. Start Fresh
If you’re investing in a nice, new kitchen, don’t reuse old appliances. Not only will they stick out like a sore thumb, but they also won’t work as efficiently. Consider other ways to help economize your project, such as spending less on drawer handles or other minor items that can be nice and not break the budget.
5. Safety First
When you have you children around, having a kitchen design that promotes safety is important. This will include having countertops that are out of areas where they can crash into, or having the refrigerator easily accessible to them to direct them away from the hot cooktop.
We hope these tips help you with your upcoming kitchen remodel! We understand that a lot of time and effort go into designing and building your perfect kitchen, which is why it is important to be able to feel comfortable speaking with your design/build team. If you have any questions, we are happy to help.