The Ultimate Kitchen Remodeling Guide

Remodeling your kitchen is one of the most popular forms of renovating a house. Because the kitchen is used many times each day, it does suffer a great deal of wear and tear. Sometimes the kitchen is a room, families walk through to get to other rooms, and this means there needs to be clear pathways. Kitchen remodeling companies will advise you that 42 inches is needed, otherwise you will find lots of things get knocked and dropped.


The first thing you need to think about is how much you are prepared to spend on your kitchen. Renovations frequently cost more than first budgeted, in both time and money. You are best off allowing a 20% margin for unexpected costs. Whatever your budget is, always aim for the best quality you can afford. The higher quality you go for, the longer your kitchen renovations will last.

Do Your Research

Look at magazines and read articles online to get ideas for your kitchen renovation. Many kitchen remodeling companies have brochures for you to look at and there is plenty to see online. Then you can calculate the costs of what you want. If you are on a tight budget, you may be able to buy old kitchens that other people don’t want. You can paint them in colors to match your color scheme and they will give you plenty of wear and tear.

Hidden Costs

One thing you might find with kitchen remodeling companies is there are additional costs for delivery. You need to factor these into your budget. Of course, you are not just buying kitchen remodeling equipment and units – you are going to need to factor in labor and possibly taxes too. All these little things add up so make sure you are clear on all your costs before you commit to having work done. If you can, find parts of the job you can do yourself when thinking about kitchen renovations. Every bit that you can do will help cut down the costs.

Kitchen Layout

Kitchen layout is one of the major planning task of kitchen redesign. It’s important to get it right. Many people go for the triangle operation, where the refrigerator, the oven and the sink are at three corners of a triangle in your kitchen.  We mentioned a 42” gap which is necessary to allow people to walk through. Having a good amount of workspace is important especially if more than one person will use the kitchen at a time.

Putting an island in your kitchen if it is big enough is a great way to add workspace and allow more people to work in the kitchen at the same time. It’s great for celebrations when all hands are on deck to get things done!

If you have problems planning your kitchen then going to kitchen remodeling companies is a good way to get advice.

Whatever you decide in the way of kitchen redesign, you are sure to enjoy your new kitchen whether you go it alone or use kitchen remodeling companies.

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