Tips for Remodeling Your Kitchen
There are many features, spaces, and surfaces to consider in a kitchen remodel. Artistic Stone has tried to compile some ideas to get you started.
First: Assess Your Kitchen Needs
Before any kitchen project can begin, the home remodeler should consider the basics:
- design (what you love)
- budget (what you can afford)
- pragmatic concerns (a uniquely shaped island, an oddly-shaped area for the fridge, etc).
Artistic Stone can help you figure out how to stay true to your initial vision of a dream kitchen and make any needed adjustments along the way.
Full versus Partial Remodel
Maybe your kitchen is old, outdated, or no longer inspiring you. You may not need to tear out the whole room and start from scratch, just to achieve the results you want. You may be surprised how just a few decorative changes can go a long way to revitalizing your kitchen.
Designing a Kitchen on a Budget
It’s easy for home projects to spiral out of control. Whenever you are rebuilding or renovating a room, there are often many small expenses you didn’t consider in the planning stage. These costs may be unavoidable, but there are ways to keep the price down. Artistic Stone will straightforwardly apprise you of these small expenses, wherever possible, and work inside your budget earnestly.
Kitchen Size & Shape
Despite your dreams of an enormous, light-filled kitchen, the actual space in your house might not be ideal. Artistic Stone has worked with thousands of kitchens across Northern California. We can help you balance practicality with desire, and bring out the best features of your unique space.
Kitchen Shape: Kitchens generally follow three shapes: the U shape, the L shape, and the G shape. Which one is yours? How do you navigate it efficiently? This helps define how a remodel should proceed.
Many people prefer the informal, casual style of an eat-in kitchen. Counter dining requires a sufficiently large countertop. Breakfast nook dining requires an alcove space and a suitable table and chair setup. The traditional eat-in kitchen should accommodate a large table.
An island can be a cheap and attractive way to expand your counter space. An island can also help you add a second sink, dishwasher, or oven to your kitchen.
How do you live, well?
The best kitchen is a functional kitchen. A good remodel fits with how you actually live, on a day-to-day basis. If you love to cook and entertain, don’t settle for one oven, one sink, or no room to sit if your kitchen can accommodate more. If you frequently come home from work and then prepare a quick dinner, consider your microwave. If you often use lots of appliances, is there enough counter room for them to sit out?