When it’s time to remodel your kitchen, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. There are a lot of decisions to be made, and many of them require you to imagine how the final product will look and how well it work for your needs. At Mission Tile West, we can show you unique kitchen tiles that you know you’ll love before they’re installed. We can also show you flooring tiles and much more. For the rest of your kitchen remodeling needs, check out these six tips.
- Plan in advance
- Look at the footprint
- Focus on storage over space
- Don’t forget to carefully consider lighting
- Don’t accept every bargain you come across
- Communicate with your team
You need a plan before you get started. In fact, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, you should allow at least six months for planning. That’s right – they say that planning should take longer than the actual construction of the remodel. Take a look at your current kitchen and find ways to reduce the chaos of construction. Be sure you ask for help from those who specialize in this type of remodel.
If you want to keep your costs as low as possible while still getting what you need, then it’s best to try to find a way to keep your sink where it is, to not move your appliances, and to avoid knocking down walls. That said, doing so may make a huge difference in the functionality and appearance of your kitchen. Make the right decision for your home but consider all options before settling on anything.
There’s no world in which you’ll wake up one day and feel as though you have too much storage in your kitchen. Some options to boost storage including installing cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling and installing drawers and cabinets that take advantage of every inch of space. There are many options that allow you to make use of those hard-to-reach areas of the room.
Lighting can make the difference between a kitchen remodel you love and one that you like. First, you need task lighting that illuminates the place you’re actually working. Second, you want lighting that accentuates the best parts of your kitchen. For example, if you have artwork or artisan tiles, make sure the light focuses on them. You may also want to install dimmers so that you can change the mood of a room at the flick of your wrist.
It can be tempting to grab on to a “good deal” but remember that function and quality are top priorities. It’s better to spend more today for something that’s going to last for ten years than to get a great deal on something that will need to be replaced in a few years.
Whoever’s helping with your kitchen remodel, whether it’s a designer, a contractor, or just a group of friends helping you paint, don’t assume they know what you want – communicate openly and regularly with them.