Did you know that most families will only remodel their kitchen once in their lifetime? That makes it all the more crucial to get it right. Remodeling your kitchen is a big step, no matter how simple it may seem at first. You’ll need to consider the layout of your kitchen space, the design you’re looking to incorporate, as well as taking into consideration any plumbing or electrical work your remodel might entail. One thing is certain: finding a company that can not only handle all of that and also advise and develop your own ideas can be priceless! After all, it’s one thing to simply switch out your cabinets for new ones (which can give your kitchen a whole new look) but what happens when you want more? Well, it definitely helps to get a professional opinion on the matter, and the pros at Gerome’s are great at kitchen design and remodeling. There are a few things to consider before you get started, however, so here are some tips and tricks to get the ball rolling:
Shape it Up
One of the first things to consider when you are redesigning your kitchen area is how best to mesh form and function. There is no standard shape that works for all kitchens. Think about how you use your kitchen and how you hope to improve that use. Do you want a kitchen island, or do you think that an open floor plan will best serve you? These are tough questions, but it’s good to have your answers ready before you begin any work. So, get in there! Take measurements, and let your imagination soar!
Lights, Storage, Action!
Have you ever tried to work on a countertop that is poorly-lit? It makes everything more difficult. In a well-appointed kitchen, lighting is key. When you are considering changes to your kitchen, don’t forget to think about lighting. Adding lights underneath your cabinets that illuminate your counters can totally revolutionize the way you use your space. And speaking about using your space, now is also a good time to consider your storage options! You might even consider creating storage areas for countertop appliances, freeing up more counter space to prepare meals.
You Have the Power
Another thing to consider before you remodel is the location of power outlets, electrical lines, gas lines, and plumbing. It’s one thing to want to move your sink across the room, but without the proper plumbing setup, this can be a recipe for disaster. All of these things, however, can be rerouted by a trained professional, so it also pays to discuss your options with a remodeling expert. Don’t be afraid to dream big, but before you do, take note of where your outlets, gas lines, and water lines are located. This can help you to make a more cohesive plan for your future kitchen.
No matter what you decide to do, give the experts at Gerome’s a call. We offer professional advice and free estimates!