When it comes time for a kitchen remodel in your York home, proper planning is key for ensuring that the process is smooth and doesn’t turn into a financial nightmare. A well thought out kitchen remodel will add value and utility to your home and given that it’s one of the most trafficked rooms in your home, it pays to think through your remodel. The kitchen is the heart of the home so it makes sense to turn it into a room you truly adore. Learn more about how to properly plan for your kitchen remodel in today’s blog, below.
Planning Your York Kitchen Remodel
Maintain the same footprint
If budget is a concern, you’ll want to avoid moving major features such as the location of plumbing and electrical outlets. These types of renovations require many hours of labor and expensive equipment so unless you have unlimited funds and want to completely transform your kitchen, it makes the most sense to keep the same footprint. This means that you should plan to keep appliances, walls, and water fixtures where they are so that you can avoid the financial drain of having to bring in specialists.
Thoroughly think through your lighting
Lighting can make or break a kitchen. A beautifully remodeled kitchen won’t be very enjoyable if you find yourself having to job onions on a poorly-lit countertop. Good lighting can make a space appear larger and will help to prevent injuries. Be sure to take time to think about how you’ll incorporate both ambient and task lighting.
Don’t get carried away with appliances
When you’re already making the investment of remodeling your kitchen, it can be tempting to splurge on high-end appliances that may be more than you need. While a top-of-the-line, technologically advanced refrigerator may seem like a must-have, be sure to think through your actual needs and lifestyle before making a huge investment in appliances. You will generally see a better return on investment by focusing on permanent features such as flooring and cabinets than you would from expensive appliances.
For Your Next York Kitchen Remodel
Contact C.C. Dietz! If you’re ready to remodel, we’re here to help. If you’d like to schedule a free consultation, please contact us by calling 717.755.1921 or visit our website! Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.