Spring Home Remodel: 5 Quick Tips for Your Kitchen Renovation

Spring Home Remodel: 5 Quick Tips for Your Kitchen Renovation
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    A kitchen renovation project can range from a basic updating plan to a complete kitchen overhaul.

    Regardless of how small or large your kitchen renovation plan is, it’s essential that you do some serious planning before you begin the project.

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While it’s impossible to assure that some surprises or unexpected expenses won’t occur during the renovation, having a well-devised plan in place will reduce the likelihood of unexpected occurrences delaying progress or causing additional expenses.

Plan the Layout

It’s important that you have a carefully prepared plan regarding the layout in your kitchen before any work begins. Having a layout that promotes an easy traffic flow in the kitchen will make food preparation and clean up much easier. Practicality is important in a kitchen layout.

For example, in addition to needing a sufficient size food preparation space, you’ll also need counter space on one or both sides of the stove. This space can do double duty as a preparation area and as a place to set pots when you remove them from the stove.

Convenience

One goal of a kitchen renovation should be to create a kitchen that offers multiple conveniences for whoever is preparing the meals. An appliance garage can help keep your countertop uncluttered.

You may want to consult with an electrician about having an electrical outlet included in your island design. In addition to assisting you with replacing outdated plumbing, professionals can also incorporate conveniences such as pot fillers into your new kitchen design. You can strategically add a variety of conveniences without over-extending your budget.

Appliances

You could easily get overwhelmed when shopping for appliances if you don’t have a basic idea of what features you want or need. The stove you select should be one that accommodates your cooking style. There’s an abundance of refrigerator styles and special feature options to choose from.

Take time to assess the features you really need so that your refrigerator selection doesn’t break the budget. The finish on your kitchen appliances should be family-friendly as well as complementary to the overall décor.

Ergonomic Design

Keeping ergonomics at the forefront of your mind when remodeling your kitchen can be a benefit to you in many ways. Including drawers that lift appliances up to you, built-ins that give you easy access to spices, kitchen gadgets, cookware and bakeware can ease some of the physical discomfort that sometimes occurs when you spend a lot of time in the kitchen.

Lighting

When planning your kitchen renovation, a considerable amount of focus should be on the lighting. You want to include lighting over work spaces such as the sink, stove and island. General lighting or decorative lighting can enhance the overall appearance of the kitchen. Adding lights under the cabinets can help soften the atmosphere and visually expand the space.

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When planning a kitchen renovation, it’s best to first determine the layout you need then make all other decisions using the layout as a guide.

Major parts of the renovation, such as those that involve wiring and plumbing, would be expensive to redo if you had a change of plans midway through the renovation. Cosmetic elements can be more easily changed according to trends or personal preference.

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Ask the professionals at Rakeman Plumbing about incorporating cooking conveniences in your kitchen design.

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