Key Ingredients for a Kitchen Remodel

Here are some key ingredients for a kitchen remodel.  Clients often become overwhelmed with the many selections that come along with a kitchen remodel.  Use this list as a guideline for what you will need to consider for your project, and start a wish list of your own.

Appliances: Start by researching appliance makes and models. Your choices will have a big impact on the design of your kitchen and the overall budget.  Our designers are trained to point you in the right direction and can recommend appliances that fit your needs and suit your budget. A good resource when shopping for appliances is Jack’s Appliance in Hilliard. They have a great selection and provide very good service.

Cabinets:  Start by thinking about what is most important to you in fashion, functionality and the storage you need. Collect magazine pictures that catch your eye – these can be very helpful when working with a designer. In our showroom you can view a wide range of cabinets including different lines, styles, colors and finishes. Our designers are here to help guide you in the right direction.

Countertops: There are numerous choices when thinking about countertops. Natural stone like granite and marble are used most frequently, as well as man-made quartz products. Concrete provides an interesting alternative with a wide range of custom finishes.

Flooring: There is a wide range of materials to choose from when selecting flooring. Some of the options include, wood, ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate, concrete and carpet.  Other materials used are granite, bamboo and marble.  Flooring should not only be attractive and flow nicely with the rest of the design, but functionality and ease of cleaning are also important to consider. 

Galley or Gathering Space: Cabinet layout is the single most important design element in a kitchen. Choosing the right layout for your space comes from careful planning within your wall space.  To achieve extra room an option is to extend the kitchen by either adding an addition or reconfiguring some existing space in the home.  Our design consultants are trained in space planning and reconfiguring existing space to provide better functionality for your family’s needs.

Islands and Peninsulas: Islands and peninsulas are the work stations of a kitchen. It’s often the area where people gather as well. Think about how you would like this area of the kitchen to function for storage, entertaining and as a work station.

Jewels of the Kitchen: “Jewels” of a kitchen are items you add for aesthetics like pendant lighting, glass cabinets, custom tiles on backsplashes, built-ins or any other custom design features.   A lot of our clients choose to add their own touches especially in the areas of custom wood work, lighting and tile backsplashes.

Lighting: Lighting is essential in a well functioning kitchen.  Consider natural sunlight in your plans. If your kitchen needs more sunlight consider adding a skylight.  Fixtures that perform well in the kitchen are pendant lights, under cabinet units and recessed lights.

Sinks: Sinks are the most important fixture of a kitchen. Choose them wisely. Consider depth, faucet styles, utility and ease of cleaning.  Don’t forget to select a waste disposal.  If you have children, consider a waste disposal with safety features.

A kitchen remodel is an investment in your lifestyle and daily routine.  Take the time to read product reviews and talk to people who have recently done a remodel to get feedback and ask questions.  We are here to help take the mystery out of kitchen design and to assist you in creating the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.