You have probably heard of disasters happening during a remodeling project, let alone a foremost renovation like that of a kitchen. The problems tend to be lighter and easy to handle when a kitchen is not overhauled and just being updated. Home owners who are thinking about whole kitchen remodeling, however, usually meet far more hardships.
Correcting problems which occur from a poor kitchen design can give several home owners investing in kitchen remodeling projects a headache. There are lots of things to consider when planning about remodeling your kitchen.
It is quite hard to deal with each issue before it comes up but it helps to have a few fundamental questions answered further on and general kitchen design knowledge in place. It is crucial to think of possible issues that can be encountered ahead of time to prevent them from becoming a disaster later on.
For example, if your redesign necessitates replacing and removing cabinets in a dissimilar design than what is currently being used, it is advisable to have a designer who you can speak with regarding available options.
Deciding on your own can lead to errors especially if you do not have expertise on this matter. It is easy to make kitchen remodeling errors but it is hard to correct them. Errors are common when configuring the placement of door swing and when measuring it. Some stores are offering free services if you purchase cabinetry products from them.
Another thing that should be addressed is if the planned design follows the “work triangle” rule, which states that the refrigerator, stove, and sink must have distance from one another, hence, enabling traffic minimization throughout the work area. The appliances are also of issue here.
Before you place appliances, make sure they are accessible. The manner some appliances open or close can greatly affect spacing. Therefore, it is definitely something you have to plan ahead of time. It is also important to think about the size of your sink and where you will place it. How you will position your sink is very important during the design phase.
Another Lansing kitchen remodeling concern is the flooring. It is crucial to look at the material you will be using. Will you be using linoleum, wood, tiles or ceramic? Also, you need to consider the height of the appliances and cabinets.
It is vital to keep in mind that the floor may require an extra backer, hence, it is advisable to consider all these things when planning for your kitchen’s flooring in your kitchen renovation project.
Contact your local remodeling contractor for help with your kitchen remodel, and avoid many of the common errors in kitchen design that could end up costing you in the end.
Michael brings over 2 decades of building and remodeling experience to his position as the Owner and Visionary of Custom Built. Michael’s passion to make an impact on the home building industry has led him to serve for over ten years at the local and state Home Builders Association, culminating as President of the HBA of Michigan in 2020.