A kitchen remodel in Gainesville, GA is a significant job, and a major financial investment in your home. Before you begin any kind of demolition work, it is important to make sure you have a strong plan in place for how you want the work to be completed and what exactly your goals are for the project. By taking the necessary time to plan it out, you can feel confident that you will end up with a better result in your finished product.
Here are a few tips to help you better plan your upcoming kitchen remodel.
Work with a professional
If you do not have a lot of remodeling experience yourself, it’s highly advised that you consult with a professional on the design for the job, no matter how much HGTV you might’ve watched over the years. An experienced designer will be able to guide you through every step of the remodeling process, and help you design the kitchen of your dreams while staying within your budget. They will have an understanding of material price points, design elements and kitchen flow and can point you in the right direction whenever you get stuck.
Make a floor plan
Your first step in creating an actual design for the kitchen should be to develop a floor plan. In general, designers recommend you stick to the classic kitchen triangle, in which the stove, sink and refrigerator are all in a triangular formation to make for much more efficient cooking and food preparation. The more you go away from this basic principle, the more productivity you will lose in your kitchen space. If your current kitchen does not follow the triangle, you may need to move around some of your appliances and utilities.
Once you have a floor plan all planned out, you can select the appliances you will use in your kitchen. It’s recommended that you make all appliances the same brand and color so you can have their finishes match and so maintenance will be generally the same. You’ll need to make sure the sizes of the appliances fit in with the floor plan you’ve established.
Consider your lighting
Lighting is a very underrated aspect of a kitchen remodel, and often goes overlooked by people attempting to DIY the job. Chances are, you need more lighting than you think you do. This goes beyond overhead lighting, and includes under-cabinet and perimeter lighting. Any area where you’re going to be performing prep work should be sufficiently lit up so you can see what you’re doing.
Consider also how you’re taking advantage of any natural light you have coming into your kitchen. Does it give you enough light in the daytime, or do you need to expand your window space? This is an extra expense, but it may well be worth it if it will introduce a lot more natural light.
For more things to consider when planning a kitchen remodel, or for help with designing the perfect custom kitchen cabinets in Gainesville, GA for your updated space, reach out to Covenant Woodworks today.