Remodeling should be a joy, not an inconvenience.
Many families consider the kitchen “the heart of the home.” Often, it’s the room that people spend the most time in, so it’s a great place to focus on and make your own.
Remodeling your kitchen not only gives it an updated appearance, but you’ll find a well- designed kitchen increases its convenience, putting a smile on your face when you use it.
Aspects to Consider
Functionality – There are a ton of cabinetry accessories and appliance considerations that improve how you can use your kitchen and the satisfaction it’ll bring you. Take into account the various appliances and items you’ll be having in your kitchen so you can make the most out of how they can be best utilized.
Layout– When designing your kitchen, reflect on the way you use it, whether that be mostly for entertaining, meal prep, or simply a space to relax. The layout should be designed to fit your flow of work so you both enjoy it and get the most use out of it. The sink, stove and refrigerator are often the main items to design around, as they are the most used in the kitchen.
Storage – Designing a new kitchen is a great opportunity to provide yourself with ample storage. Whether it be additional cabinetry adjacent to the main kitchen area or a separate pantry, creativity can yield a ton of usable space without sacrificing too much floor space.
Design – Implementing a kitchen designer is essential for ensuring you get the most out of your space. They can create a layout that meets your needs and provide lots of creative options.
Lighting – Both natural and artificial lighting play a big part in the overall feel of a kitchen. Look for other opportunities to brighten up the space such as using light-colored cabinets or countertops, which help reflect light into the room. Under-cabinet lighting is a great option for brightening up your work space.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Will our daily routine be dramatically impacted during the renovation?
Answer: During your remodel, we try our best to be the least intrusive as possible to your lifestyle and daily routine.
We will set up dust barriers and air scrubbers to help minimize the disturbance on other parts of the home. We will seek to use alternate entrances where possible and protect any floors as
needed. (Check out our blog post on Home Protection & Cleanliness).
Question: What does it take to create an open concept floor plan?
Answer: The ability to do an open concept floor plan depends mostly on the current floor plan configuration of the home and the current structure. Taking down a structural wall that is load-bearing requires an architect or structural engineer involved, who will specify the size of the required supports, so your home is safe and sound.
Open concept floor plans are awesome for entertaining with family or friends as they allow easier flow between rooms. Creating them can be simple or complex but have proven to be a
selling-point for some homebuyers if you end up selling your home in the future.
Question: Should we hire a designer for our kitchen?
Answer: We highly suggest involving a kitchen designer for your project. They not only help with the overall aesthetic of the kitchen, but they maximize the functionality to fit your lifestyle.
During the design stage of your project, we’ll pair you with an architect or designer that best fits your needs. You will be able to meet at various kitchen design showrooms to see selections
in person. Designers are experts in pairing materials that look natural together and choosing ones that will pair well with your lifestyle.
Question: What type of countertop is best?
Answer: Every client and every project is unique so what is “best” for you depends on your lifestyle and how you intend to use it. Between granite, quartz, marble, solid surfacing, tile, laminate, wood, natural stone, stainless steel; each countertop material has their pros and cons.
During the design process, pairing the different sample choices with your cabinet selections and budget is the best way to visualize your kitchen.
Question: Why do the cost of cabinets vary so drastically?
Answer: The wide variation in prices is most often related to the overall construction and quality of the cabinets. Major components that come into play are plywood vs. particle board construction, door and drawer hardware, and door style/makeup.
When you begin to incorporate soft close doors and drawers, task-specific drawer inserts and a unique layout, these can dramatically affect the cost so knowing your budget and your needs
will help make this process a lot smoother.
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We would love to hear about your future project.