Upgrading your kitchen requires a significant time commitment and monetary investment. Before you begin remodeling work, you should consult closely with a designer to ensure that every detail is exactly the way that you want it. Ideally, your new kitchen should last for decades, so you should make sure that you are happy with it.
Select a layout
While the layout of your kitchen will be determined mainly by the architecture of your home, you still have choice when it comes to the final design. You can add peninsulas to counters to extend them, knock out walls or install pass-throughs, and even have your contractor build a permanent island in the center. Just make sure that your layout gives you enough prep room, and room to socialize or dine in the kitchen if you wish.
Pick your materials
Kitchens are messy rooms, so be sure you pick cabinet finishes and countertops that are easy to clean and won’t show dirt. If you have children, you may wish to think carefully before installing stainless steel appliances, as they will show every little fingerprint and handprint. Before you select an elaborate backsplash with mosaic tiles, consider how difficult it may be to clean the group between each small tile piece.
Plan your storage
One of the most common complains that Aurora homeowners make about their kitchens is the lack of accessible storage. Many kitchens feature small cabinets, and those that don’t can still be hard to use, because in order to access items in the back of the cabinet you may need to remove everything in the front. When designing your new kitchen, make sure your cabinets are tall enough to accommodate your pots and appliances and accessible enough to allow you to easily get to them.
To discuss remodeling options for your Naperville or Aurora kitchen, call Casa by Charleston at 630-420-8084 and speak with a designer today.