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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas To Make Your Dreams Come True

Mar 23, 2008
So you have decided that your kitchen is outdated and could use an entire remodel. You may have a few thoughts about what you want but maybe you have been unable to tie it altogether, or perhaps you may be stuck and have no idea where to start, but you have definitely decided that you will no longer suffer with that antiquated kitchen for another moment. In either case there are several things that you should consider along the way that will help turning your remodel into the kitchen of your dreams.

Start With the Cabinetry

One of the best places to start is with the cabinetry. This, most likely, will be the item that will not only dominate the area but also take the majority of your budget. Many people make the mistake of ending with the cabinetry and end up having to cut out some options because they are running out of budget.

The best place to start when you begin laying out your cabinetry is with someone who actually specializes in the cabinetry business. They will understand what you are looking for and will lay the kitchen out properly so you can get all the options that you would like in there. For instance, if you want lazy Susans in all your corner cabinets they will make sure there is the proper amount of space left to accommodate them. A professional will also know if there could be any problems with your layout. For example, your pluming may need to be moved so you have enough room to accommodate a new dishwasher.

Get Your Appliances

If you are completely redoing your kitchen you should also upgrade your appliances. The new appliances are better designed. The new designs and features actually make life a little easier for you. They are also more energy efficient so they will save you on your monthly utility bills.

Make sure that the finish you choose for your appliances is going to go well with your cabinetry. Some cabinetry will not look as well with a white appliance and you may need to consider stainless steel. It is also important to let your cabinet company know if you choose any appliance that is not considered standard size as this will change your layout. An example of this might be if you choose a Sub-zero refrigerator. They are much larger than a regular refrigerator and will need to have the correct room allowed for it.

Other Considerations

Another thing that you should keep in mind when you are laying out your dream kitchen is incorporating seating into the kitchen. In many homes the kitchen is the hub of the house so you may want to include seating. Often times you can do this by adding an island in the kitchen for people to gather around.

When you begin to look at flooring make sure your keep in mind the ease it which it can be cleaned. Many people end up disappointed because they paid a lot of money for beautiful flooring only to find out that is next to impossible to keep clean. Do your homework and ask around before you choose your flooring.

When trying to design your dream kitchen keep a few things in mind. Start with a cabinet professional, they know the ins and outs of kitchen design and they can properly lay out your kitchen so that all the extras that you were hoping for will come together perfectly.
About the Author
William Scott contributes kitchen remodeling advice to http://KitchenDecorTips.com, a site dedicated to helping people find the right kitchen remodeling services .
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