Deciding to Remodel your Kitchen is a major undertaking. There are a significant number of decisions that have to be made before you can even begin, and even more choices during the construction. Having a Design Builder to help you along in the process is invaluable. One of the most difficult ideas to grasp is the fact that you dont have to be married to your existnig layout. We can change anything about the existing footprint including window and door locations, overall size, wall openings, appliance placement, plumbing, electric, gas locations, cabinet heights and colors and styles, or even the overall shape of the room. We can help you prioritze the theme or style of your next kitchen. Will you focus on gourmet kitchen design specifically for the foodie in you? Or would you be better served with a kitchen designed specifically to be family friendly? How about an entertaining kitchen with spaces design specifically for point of use appliances? Whatever your lifestyle, we can help you design a kitchen space as unique as you and your family. THe NKBA, The National Kitchen and Bath Association, recommends six tips for evalutaing your kitchen space and helping you decide if now is a good time for a remodel. Visit all the Kitchen Galleries for the rest of the tips!
Tip #5. Efficiency: If your appliances are dated, they may be costing you more money than you expect. New technological advances with dishwashers, disposals and refrigerators could save you a considerable amount of money and may be well worth the investment.
Tip #6. Universal Design: Is your kitchen accessible to individuals with disabilities? Will you be able to use your kitchen safely as you get older? Considering these issues is vital in a kitchen remodel. Employing Universal Design techniques in the remodel will help assure that the space is as accessible to or useable by all people, regardless of age, size or physical ability without the need for adaptation or specialized design later on.