A good kitchen remodel should accommodate every kind of home cook, whether you whip up daily meals or prefer to save your cooking skills for special occasions. But functionality isn’t everything—even in the kitchen. Beauty matters, too.
Before your begin your kitchen remodel, consider these tips to create a space that meets the needs of a chef—amaetur or otherwise—and also works for entertaining.
Kitchen Remodel: Where to Begin
Guess what? Despite what you might think, your kitchen doesn’t have to be big to be great. The right floor plan and a little bit of creativity can turn even the tiniest kitchen into a cooking oasis. Big or small, today’s kitchens, often the heart of the home, are best suited for open floor plans. An island provides additional workspace and storage while opening the room for easy entertaining or daily interactions.
Even if you have all the right tools, the best ingredients, and the most stylish dishware, they won’t do you any favors unless you can access them easily when you need them. A contemporary kitchen remodel makes creative use of every free space with sleek design elements. Cabinet doors no longer just swing open; now they pull open like drawers to reveal deep caverns for storing equipment or dry goods. Shelves glide out to make even their furthest corners reachable. A good pantry might include all of these elements. The point is the options are endless, and an experienced design team like Valley Home Builders can make sure your kitchen storage solutions are customized for your specific needs.
Great countertops can take a hit or two and still look brand new. Quartz and honed granite are practically indestructible, but wood and tile offer their own appeal. From costs to durability, every material has its pros and cons. At Valley Home Builders we keep all aspects of a homeowner’s needs and wants in mind as we finalize a design and determine materials. For your kitchen remodel, you’ll want to weigh use as heavily as cost and aesthetics before deciding on your countertops.
Sinks & Other Equipment
Your kitchen doesn’t need to be a huge to be functional, but a sizable sink and strong appliances can make a major difference. Consider sacrificing a smidge of counter space to a large basin or oversize sink. If you’ve got the room and cook a lot, a smaller, secondary sink might make prep work a breeze. As for appliances, if you’re a cooking pro, top-of-the-line brands might be your best bet. For the regular home cook, choose something stylish and reasonably priced. Either way, a gas or induction stove will make all the difference.
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