More often than not, the kitchen is the heart of the house. It’s not just where food and other items are stored and where meals are prepared; the kitchen also serves as family and friend’s informal gathering place.
Doesn’t such an important room deserve some special treatment? Whether you’re considering a smaller kitchen project or a complete remodel, let an experienced specialist in kitchen renovations show you what’s possible.
Function and Beauty in a Kitchen Renovation
When planning any kitchen renovation, think about three of the basic functions that the space needs to fulfill: storage, food preparation, and clean-up. A well-thought out kitchen design accommodates each of these functions in unison and does them with style and gorgeous materials.
If in the past there never seemed to be enough storage for cookware and various implements, or cans and other nonperishable food items, dishes, tea towels and lunch boxes and… well, the list goes on – today’s renovation experts can accommodate all these functions as well as giving you an elegant design with beautiful finishing touches.
You will want a number of spacious counters and other surfaces to work on; it’s also important to incorporate more than one work center, so that two or more people can work comfortably and efficiently in the kitchen at one time. The same with planning for clean-up; have the areas near the dishwasher accessible and spacious enough to make loading and unloading a breeze, without having to stack your good china a mile high in the sink. There are so many alternatives to storage now, from double stacked glass cabinets to multiple drawers with containment sections, to pull out pantry’s.
Kitchen Renovations – So Many Choices
You have an overall idea of how you want your new kitchen to look, but when you realize how many separate features there are to consider and decisions to make, it can get a bit overwhelming. Consider cabinets, counter tops and other visual focal points. How about an island with stools? Flooring choices are many. It could be some of the new long-wearing patterned vinyl, or going green with stunning reclaimed wood, specialty tiles or even fabulous stone. There’s also hardwood, laminate or bamboo.
Sinks, faucets, energy efficient appliances … and what goes where? Have we mentioned lighting? Task lighting or unique lighting ideas, there is so much to choose from.
Not only do you have to consider those features, you have detailed choices to make on the final design. And then … what cloths should you pick to go with your new kitchen?
If your head is already swimming, the good news is that when you hire experts in kitchen renovation, they will know exactly how to help you choose and integrate all of these elements, while providing the best possible advice along the way. From your kitchen’s overall layout and design to its fabulous final debut.
Make Kitchen Renovations Fabulous, Fast and Efficient
Hiring professionals to carry out your kitchen renovation is the best tactic to avoid: botched work, delays, unpleasant cost surprises, and all of the other potential pitfalls and stressors of trying to DIY. A professional renovator will make your dream kitchen design become a reality. Renovating a kitchen is complicated enough; experts will make it all happen with the least possible amount of disruption on the home front and tell you precisely what to expect, and when.
Kitchen Renovations Increase Your Home Value
Kitchen renovations will guarantee that the part of the house which is used the most is both utility based and most importantly, attractive and a great place to meet, talk and entertain. The enhanced design and functionality can only increase the value of your home; a beautifully renovated kitchen is always a major selling point. Either way, you can’t lose!
Doug Kerr is the owner of Kerr Construction in Vancouver. With over 25 years of experience in the renovation and new home construction business, he has developed the Kerr System for designing and building. With this Design/Build system he has helped hundreds of clients achieve their dream homes while also winning multiple national and provincial building and renovations awards. Being a former world-class athlete…” Read more.
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