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8 Crucial Kitchen Remodeling Tips

It is time to tackle the kitchen remodel you have been putting off! There are tons of options to choose from when it comes to cooking up some magic in your kitchen. While some people get it right the first try, there is also a lot that can go wrong.

Here are 8 tips for your kitchen remodeling. South Hills’ Desirable Kitchen and Refacing wants it all to go right!

#1. Keep The Plumbing Where It Is

Reconfiguring water and gas lines to accommodate the redesigning of sinks, ovens, stoves, and dishwashers tends to be costly. This is especially true in older homes. Keep the plumbing where it is to save some extra cash.

#2. Work With The Existing Architecture

All homes come with their own identity. Work with it. Do not try to restyle your ranch-style kitchen into something modern. You will spend too much money on a kitchen that belongs in a different style home and to many, it can feel “off”.

#3. Keep the existing cabinetry.

If your cabinets are still in working condition, you are in luck. Cabinet frames tend to be the most expensive part of the space, so it saves some money when your cabinets just need a quick facelift. You can repurpose and save by adding new doors and drawer fronts, re-laminating fronts and sides, or even repainting in some scenarios. While these options can lead to different results, refacing tends to be the most cost-effective option that leads to the best results.

#4. Keep the floor plan in mind.

If it is in your budget to reconfigure your appliances, keep the floor plan in mind. You will want to make sure it follows the natural triangular traffic pattern between the refrigerator, sink, and oven. You will also want to consider putting the sink is next to the dishwater to save yourself from dripping across the kitchen. If you have a set workflow when you are in the kitchen, keep this in mind when remodeling your kitchen and do not focus purely on esthetics. The functionality can bother you down the road when you are using your newly remodeled kitchen.

#5. Match your appliances.

When buying new appliances, buy from the same brand. With appliance shortages as they are you may be waiting a while or paying more.  If you are unable to keep the same brand, at the very least, make sure they are the same color. Appliance manufactures have started to create good-looking, low-cost matching lines. You can buy affordable appliances that give you a high-end look. Just make sure you are doing your research on the manufacturer!

#6. Leave space for a bigger fridge.

If you are buying new cabinets but want to keep the same fridge, leave some space so you can replace it with a wider model down the road. Use filler panels or strips to take up the extra space. Make sure you order your panels or strips with the cabinets, so they match.

#7. Gain counter space.

Gain some counter space by installing under-cabinet storage racks. Pull-down racks give you the essentials without the clutter of space. When the cooking is done, the rack swings back up under the cabinet. This way you have more space to work, and it is easier to have a clean-looking kitchen.

#8. Keep trends in mind.

There is always something new in the world of kitchen remodeling. Stay up to date with trends, so you can find the look you are after at a cost-effective rate.
When thinking about your kitchen remodeling, South Hills’ Desirable Kitchen and Refacing in the South Hills will make sure all your needs are met. Serving all of Western Pennsylvania, Desirable Kitchen and Refacing will make sure you are satisfied with your kitchen makeover. Call Desirable Kitchen and Refacing at 412-515-0582 or send an email to contact@dkrpgh. You deserve the kitchen of your dreams!

James Zoppetti