Avoid Mistakes about Remodeling your Kitchen
A Kitchen Reno can be a stressful thing to do. Make sure to avoid any expensive mistakes with these 5 tips for kitchen
1. Create a Distinctive Space
To create a distinctive space, your first move is to look at your kitchen with an eye to what might serve as a focal point. A large window, alcove, or longwall can be the start. Take advantage of a bank of beautiful windows with an eye-catching counter that runs the length of the window wall.
If you love to entertain and are lucky enough to have ample space, consider setting your room up to include two back-to-back kitchens; one with a full-size range, a fridge, ovens, and a sink, and the other with an ice-maker, a wine chiller, a second sink, a mini-fridge, and a microwave, plus an abundance of storage. Pretty much anything you dream up can be executed with the help of a talented design team. It’s up to you!
2. Consider Lighting
One of the most important things to consider when renovating or building a new kitchen is the lighting designs. While lots of people go with recessed lighting in their kitchen, we also suggest hanging bigger light fixtures over islands, another functional decorative opportunity. And don’t forget that cabinets can block light from falling onto your countertops, which hanging fixtures can help eliminate. More lighting tips you’ll find in our Lighting and LED Lights blogs.
3. Use Quality Material
Top-quality drawer slides and hinges mean cabinet doors will stay closed and drawers won’t stick. Stay away from drawers that are stapled together or made of particleboard. For cabinet interiors, wood veneer is more durable than melamine, laminate, MDF or particleboard.
4. Ventilate your Kitchen
Don’t overlook ventilating your kitchen. Whether you opt for an industrial-like stove or go with a traditional 4 burner model, you should overcompensate when it comes to an exhaust system (especially if you do any sort of consistent or serious cooking). Moreover, try and get your stove installed on an outside wall so that you don’t have a long run to the outside (with your vent tubing).
5. Set your Countertops
Those who cook frequently require more counter space — ideally between the range and sink — than those who cook infrequently or who prepare simple meals. Incorporating two countertop heights makes baking and prep work easy and helps kids who are involved in meal preparation.
Ready for your Kitchen Remodeling?
M.C. Painting & Renovation would love to work with you on your upcoming kitchen reno. For more information on how we can bring your dream kitchen ideas to life, contact us today!