When planning your kitchen remodeling project, think about layout, function and efficiency. No matter what size or shape kitchen you design, it’s essential to create a kitchen layout that makes cooking easier and more efficient.
A kitchen remodel requires proper planning, time and effort, and a healthy budget. Your new kitchen should be designed with longevity in mind, so you can enjoy it for the next 20 years before you think about making any further changes. Thinking about your bathrooms too? Visit our Bath Remodel page.
New appliances make up a big portion of kitchen renovation costs, but they are necessary to give an old kitchen updated style and energy-efficient features. When replacing your old appliances, look for new ones that are energy efficient. Not only will they make your kitchen tasks easier and faster, they will save you hundreds of dollars each year on your home energy costs. Look for appliances with Energy Star labels to maximize energy efficiency.
Today’s state-of-the art appliances offer homeowners many advantages in the kitchen. Stoves and ovens, microwaves, and small appliances can now be programmed for cooking times and on-off cycles with a computer or smart phone from any remote location. Refrigerators can be programmed to let you know when foods are expired or need to be replaced. You can even program your grocery list through your refrigerator. Just imagine the endless possibilities and joy of cooking with these innovative appliances in your kitchen.
New kitchen cabinets can cost a lot of money, so it’s important to consider your storage needs, lifestyle and budget when choosing cabinet materials. Cabinet boxes are the spine of your cabinets. They hold a lot of weight from small appliances, pots and pans, dishes and food items. If your cabinet boxes aren’t strong enough, your cabinets will break down faster resulting in cracking, chipping and breaking.
When selecting countertop materials for your kitchen remodel, think about durability, maintenance requirements, style and budget. There’s a wide variety of beautiful materials to choose from, so it’s important to choose one that provides maximum durability, easy maintenance, and complements your kitchen style, colors and finishes. You can choose from a wide variety of countertop materials for your kitchen:
Kitchens are high-traffic areas that take a lot of abuse. As a family-friendly space, a kitchen floor is subject to mud and dirt from shoes, stains from all types of spills, pet hair, and daily dust and grime. With an unexpected spill or broken glass on the floor, you even run the risk of bodily injury. When choosing a flooring material for your kitchen remodeling project, it’s important to think about durability, maintenance, and safety.
Good kitchen lighting is essential for a kitchen that’s functional and practical. For best efficiency, your kitchen should include a combination of ambient lighting (overhead lighting) and task lighting.
Before you begin your kitchen remodel, consider your lifestyle needs and how you plan to use your kitchen. Good planning will create great results and prevent costly mistakes. Thinking of other home improvement projects too? See what else we can do on our home remodeling page.
DFW Improved made me feel really comfortable with the process of my home remodeling project. They had a lot of ideas and gave me some great advice, which made the whole process that much easier.Sarah Bell • Plano, Texas Homeowner