What would make your kitchen perfect–more space, better functionality, an updated
look? When trying to decide what to do, the best way is to start with what you want.
Putting together a well thought out plan is worth all the time you can invest prior
to beginning the project because once it has begun, changing your mind can be
Common kitchen remodeling mistakes tend to result from not paying enough attention
to the following areas.
Lighting may not be the most glamorous consideration, but it is what will showcase the
glory that is your kitchen. It will also make working in your kitchen more pleasant. It is
generally recommended that 10% of the kitchen remodeling budget be devoted to this
purpose, though in some cases simply changing the lighting may be all that is required
to make your kitchen more ideal.
Cabinets should be chosen that fit the look you want, but also provide proper storage
space. Pretty cabinets are no good if they lack adequate storage space for your needs.
Take stock of dishes, pots, pans, utensils, and pantry items for a better idea of the
space you require before choosing.
Appliances can add to any culinary environment, but don’t go top of the line fancy
if you aren’t into gourmet food preparation at home. Additionally, consider the
placement of your appliances. Are your refrigerator, stove, and sink ideally located for
functionality? Remodeling may provide the perfect opportunity to fix this.
Contracting a professional is the best way to insure that the job is done right unless
you are a DIY master. You can piece meal your remodeling project, looking for the
cheapest service providers for each individual aspect of remodeling, coordinating it all
yourself, or you can save time by hiring a contractor that can handle every aspect of
the job. Be sure to find out how much work the contractors do with their staff, and how
much work they sub out. Companies that staff licensed craftsmen are better able to
guarantee quality of overall service, and therefore stand a better chance of meeting all
By: Veronica Monique