The kitchen is where family and friends congregate. It is the heartbeat of your home. While it may be tempting to up the game with your neighbors and outdo their renovation, consider the functionality.
Unless you are a General Contractor or have experience with renovations, a project of this size should be managed by a licensed professional. Imagine having to tear down a wall or cabinet because you skipped a step with the plumbing or electrical system or your older parents are unable to reach what they need.
As inconsequential as they may seem, these two components are as important as any other aspect of the project.
Cooking can be messy and create undesirable odors.
Many people develop tunnel vision and do not consider how the design or color of the kitchen will flow into the rest of the home. Walking from the kitchen into another space in your home can change the entire home’s aesthetic.
Work with an interior designer to plan the best way to make your kitchen flows with the rest of your home.
This is a common mistake when renovating a kitchen. It is as important as the appliances you select. Having enough space to operate in and store all the items used in a kitchen is critical.
Consider adding additional storage to the ends of your cabinets with shelving and consider built-in shelving where there is room below or above windows. Reconfiguring the flow or layout of your space to include a peninsula or freestanding island might also be a solution to limited space.
A smart and well-thought-out renovation can make all the difference in the marketability of your home. It is easily the most expensive renovation so be sure to make the changes that please you and also attract prospective future homebuyers.
Are you ready to plan your next remodel? Call us today (203) 590-8396.