Bathroom renovations are so last year. While they are still the most common remodeling project done to homes in the country, kitchen renovations are swift on their heels. Some kitchen renovation ideas consist of replacing traditional kitchen cabinets with custom kitchen cabinetry, kitchen refacing or kitchen resurfacing, and then your standard rip out the entire thing and start from scratch. According to Remodeling magazine, their annual analysis has found that the cost of a minor kitchen remodel versus the value of it will net the homeowners an 87 percent return on investment. Plus the total spent can be deducted from your taxes when you sell the house, so save your receipts!
A lot of the time people remodel their kitchen because the previous design did not utilize space wisely. It is an absolute tragedy, but more often than not, you will find the kitchen to be one of the smaller rooms in the house. In order to maximize this precious space during your remodel, you may want to consider an island with lockable casters, or even a peninsula that has a hinged section to drop down for more counter top work space. The most efficient kitchens out there have been found to have the three legs of the triangle equal anywhere between 12 to 23 feet. Any more or less and your efficiency begins to suffer. The work triangle in a kitchen consists of the area that connects the sink, the stove and the refrigerator: your three legs.
If you are struggling to find the most efficient design, you can always hire a professional designer to aide in your tough decision making. They can help you to make stylistic choices, can handle the scheduling of the contractors, and can even anticipate any potential problems along the way, based on their vast array of experience and knowledge. They can suggest some simple tips and tricks to make it go smoothly, things that you may have never thought of on your own such as utilizing a slim, tall spice rack. This simple trick takes advantage of previously unusable counter space, keeps your spices neatly organized in one central location, and frees up any cupboards in time for your custom kitchen cabinetry to come in and be installed
A kitchen remodel does not have to be a painful and long process. The new island can go in without a hitch and the custom kitchen cabinetry can be installed before supper. Just make sure that you have all of your bases covered, know exactly what you want, and your remodel will be done, without event, in no time.