Want a kitchen remodeling project this summer?
by Sears Home Pro
Kitchen remodeling is a fun and interesting experience, and the outcome should please you for years to come. When you get ready to do the job, consider carefully whether you have the skills and experience to complete it. Here are some remodeling tips to think about before you take on this huge challenge.
1. Expertise is helpful in designing any size kitchen.
A medium sized kitchen is probably the easiest to design. You have basic features to incorporate into the plan, and you have plenty of room for them. With help you can design a lovely new kitchen room. A large kitchen takes more thought because you have many more options. If you are not familiar with all the different types of cabinets, countertops, and appliances and how to fit them together, you might sell this large space short. A small kitchen is perhaps the most difficult of all for designing a remodel. To get the most out of every inch of the space, it is a good idea to use an experienced contractor who has worked with small kitchens before.
2. Initial choices affect overall cost.
One of the most basic choices is to what degree you are going to take the kitchen remodeling job. You will have to decide whether to get new custom cabinets, new pre-manufactured cabinets, or reface the old ones. The next decisions are materials for every part of your newly remodeled kitchen. Countertop materials include ceramic tile, granite, marble, laminate, solid surface, engineered stone and butchers block wood countertops. Cabinet choices range from hardwoods to melamine. Be sure you get the quality of materials you want. The best way to ensure this is to have a discussion with an expert.
3. Measure carefully.
When you are doing an entire kitchen remodeling project, you will have to measure every part of your kitchen. Make sure to consider the way the work will be done as you measure each area and board. Then, write down every measurement in a way that you will recognize when it comes time to order the parts and put them together. This can be a very confusing task if you are not accustomed to doing it.
4. Be careful in placing appliances.
If the stove and refrigerator are not separated when you begin your kitchen remodeling project, make plans to separate them at that point. There should be plenty of counter space between the two so that you will have places to put food when you take it out of either appliance. The sink, ideally, should be between the two. This may require special plumbing work as a part of the job. When you are getting ready for a kitchen remodeling job, there are many things to consider. Make sure you keep them in mind.
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