Renovating or remodeling a kitchen is exciting, but can be overwhelming. There are a lot of decisions to be made. From lighting to flooring, cabinet color to knob style, every element of your kitchen remodel comes together to create a beautiful space to share with friends and family. Planning is essential for a successful kitchen to remodel and for first-time renovators that are some tips and tricks we recommend abiding by to reduce stress.
Focus Your Kitchen Redesign
- Find Your Flow
A productive and streamlined workflow is essential for any functional kitchen. Many novice kitchen remodelers fail to consider the efficiency of the space. There may be times where there are a lot of bodies moving around your kitchen performing multiple tasks simultaneously. You want to make sure that you optimize the space you have. The refrigerator, stove, and sink should be positioned in a fashion which allows for easy access from one to another. Spacing these appliances out into triangle design will allow for an effective workflow. A kitchen island can also take advantage of unused space and provide extra counter space and storage.
- Details, Details, Details
The organization is key in a well-managed kitchen. Ask your Cabinet Discounters staff for built in organizational aids such as drawer and cabinet inserts and dividers. A good organization system can save you stress on a daily basis. Every knife, spice, and Tupperware should have its place in your new kitchen.
- Do Not Budge On Your Budget
Before you begin your kitchen remodel to make a list of what you must have in your kitchen. Stick to this list and stick to your budget. It can be easy to get sidetracked by extra bells and whistles and suddenly your remodel cost has doubled.
- Design Around Appliances
Pick your appliances first. It is much easier to design your custom cabinetry and countertops around the appliances you want. Appliances can not be resized, counter tops can. Pick out your dream appliances, but be sure to save 1/3 your budget for cabinets.
Cabinet Discounters of Maryland and Virginia has been creating custom cabinets and renovating kitchens since 1983. Our kitchen planning guide and expert designers can help you get started today. If you are ready to start your kitchen redesign contact our designers.