The kitchen is the epicenter of the home. It is where the family comes to eat together and socialize with guests. If your kitchen is showing its age and isn’t where you want to hang out as a family or bring house guest to, then it very well may be time for a kitchen remodeling project. Kitchen remodeling can be daunting, as it is a big task that takes time, money, and a lot of planning. Here are three of our kitchen remodeling tips to help you reduce the stress of kitchen remodeling.
- Plan – A kitchen remodeling project must start with lots of planning. Plan to be without a working kitchen for a time. Plan for the noise, dust, and disturbances. We recommend that you speak with an experienced kitchen remodeling contractor to plan the details of what you want and what it will take to get you what you want.
- Lighting – Lighting in any room is important, but good lighting in the kitchen is vital. We recommend having two types of lighting: overall lighting and task lighting. The overall lighting is usually on the ceiling in the form of recessed lighting or tract lighting. The task specific lighting is what sets kitchens apart. You will want to include lighting underneath your top cabinets to illuminate your work surfaces where you will be prepping and cutting food. Also, think about including special lighting above your kitchen sink and over your island if you have one.
- Storage – Don’t forget to put some time in to how you will be storing your kitchen items. Think about specific cabinet space. Do you want drawer pull outs, a corner lazy-Susan, or a built-in spice drawer? If your budget will allow, consider kitchen cabinets that go all the way up to the ceiling for added storage.