The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Kitchen Remodeling Project
You’re ready to give your kitchen the makeover it deserves. If only you knew where to start. Do you rip out the flooring first, or should you consider changing those cabinets and picking a good counter island before anything else?
Before you begin making any big changes, we think it’s best if you read the information below so you can give your kitchen remodel the attention it deserves.
Your Ideal Kitchen Remodel Guide
Plan Ahead then Proceed
- The material
- The contractor
- The cleaner
- Extra labor
- Hidden costs i.e. shipping costs and taxes
Consider Your Layout
Choose a layout that’s functional and practical. If you’re adding anything new to the design like new cabinets, make sure to contact a cabinet manufacturer and ask for their advice on what works best for the room. If possible, go with the simple but effective triangle pattern. In this system, the sink, stove and refrigerator are arranged in a triangle pattern so as to make tasks easier in the kitchen.
Be Cautious of Kitchen Spacing
Convenience isn’t the only factor involved when deciding on right kitchen spacing. Proper planning ensures that the kitchen is safely spaced out, especially if the room is small. For example:
- For a counter, have at least 24” of space on either side of the sink and 36” for food preparation
- Leave proper space for appliances so the regular size appliance can fit and can be opened with ease.
- The walkways must be wide enough to allow proper passage. If you have a counter, there should be at least 42” of space between them