5 Things to Consider Before Starting to Remodel Your Kitchen

By | January 31, 2013

A kitchen remodeling project is definitely a plus, by giving you the most return on your investment, right? Let’s face it, when you bring your friends over, you usually get the high-fives on the nice TV and couch set up but it’s like a dramatic event when they enter the kitchen area. You get judged from appliances to how the space usage was utilized and even down to your faucets, utensils and decorative range hoods. I’ve been there, so before you think about remodeling, think about these 5 things and be sure to get the most out of your new kitchen.

Let’s start from the ground up with the cabinets:

This is going to be the starting point of your work so you have to consider hard whether you’re going with new cabinets or just updating the look of your old ones. If the placement doesn’t bother you it’s best to try and install new door faces with different knobs and hinges, you won’t only save the majority of your cash to update your appliances but you can do this yourself with a little time and effort.

Moving onto the counter tops:

This shouldn’t be too hard once you’ve settled on the cabinet style and color. Be sure to compare all the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of material they come in and possibly pick the one with the least maintenance that will still complement your overall style.

The faucet:

Have you ever seen a kitchen without one? Me neither. Many of the faucet styles can be updated by you, making it an affordable addition to any remodeling project. It’s always a good chance to change that 1980’s stained faucet you got with the house when you purchased it from an old lady. She may be a sweet old lady but the faucets served it’s purpose and it’s gotta go.

The illumination:

Now unless you plan to live in a futuristic “Tron” type kitchen where you have neon lines for lights going through about every little curve of your kitchen then my guess is that you’re going to need to shed some light on the situation. Even the brightest and newest stainless steel appliance will look dull without the applicable lighting. Be sure to try and keep it as close to the natural lighting as possible or you will see your kitchen space losing out on some brilliance.


Sometimes we don’t all have the most convenient kitchen set-up but be sure to have adequate space for things you use most. No one likes running from one corner to the other, be sure to optimize all your cabinet space while organizing things you would need for certain cooking scenarios. That way everything is within a hands reach and sitting where you can find it as well as plan where everything would fit as you assemble your kitchen.



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