1. Eliminate Wasted Steps
Think about how and where you use kitchen items. Store breakfast foods and bowls near the breakfast table. Keep wraps and plastic containers in one handy spot near a work surface for wrapping leftovers. Locate dishware and flatware near the dishwasher to ease the process of unloading. Let one of our #CapitolKB designers help you get the kitchen of your dreams.
2. Keep Plumbing Where It Is
Another reason to work with a #CapitolKB designer on your kitchen renovation: using the existing piping and utility layout will save you big bucks. On average it costs about $5,000 each time you move appliances like a dishwasher, sink or a gas stove. Get started on your project. Schedule your Free design consultation today.
3. Cut Cleaning Time
Careful design decisions make cleaning easy. Glass refrigerator shelves catch spills that wire shelves let through. Flush-set or undermount sinks don’t have a crumb-catching rim to worry about. Matte finishes don’t show dirt as much as glossy ones do.
4. Have a Plan Before You Start
Working with a designer or architect may seem like a pricey move right out of the gate for someone wanting to remodel their bathroom on a budget, but it is money well spent. Having a plan you’ve worked out with a #capitolKB professional will assure you that your design, budget and timeline are realistic, and it will give you a goal with a path to get there.
5. Design functional Walkways
Walkways throughout a kitchen should be at least 36 inches wide. Paths within the cooking zone should be 42 inches wide for a one-cook kitchen and 48 inches wide for a two-cook configuration. When planning, adjust kitchen islands and peninsulas accordingly.
6. Be Quality Conscious
Functionality and durability should be top priorities during kitchen remodeling. Resist low-quality bargains, and choose products that combine low maintenance with long warranty periods. Solid-surface countertops, for instance, may cost a little more, but with the proper care, they’ll look great for a long time.
And a final tip to help keep your frustration level down while the construction is going on: plan for a temporary kitchen during the process. You’ll be happier (and less frustrated) if you’ve got a way to have dinner while construction is ongoing. A Capitol designer is ready to help you with your remodel. Stop into one of our showrooms or schedule your Free consultation today.