Renovating/Remodeling Your Kitchen
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season at a close and winter in full swing, it is easy to think of spring as a long way off. But in fact, winter is an ideal time to plan a major interior remodeling project, such as a kitchen or bathroom.
For a larger project, such as a complete kitchen renovation or remodel, it is important to understand that having the right design will make all of the difference in both the function and aesthetics of your kitchen. You will want to take some time and assess your needs and decide on a budget. Having a general idea of what you are looking for going into a kitchen remodeling project will help your kitchen design company understand your vision as well as what you are willing to spend.
A key component in kitchen renovation is the planning stage. If you are going for a more functional kitchen with more storage, then making the most of the space that is available. Think of it like a puzzle – the components of your new kitchen are the pieces, and it is the job of a good kitchen designer to make each piece fit in a way that will allow you to get the most out of your current space.
Because of the wide variety of options available in terms of countertops, sinks, cabinet styles and colors, it can be an overwhelming process to sit down and pick them all out in one sitting. A good kitchen designer should be able to assess your individual style and taste, and make recommendations that fit in with that as well as blending in with your current decor. In the end, the choice is yours, but a professional designer will have the knowledge and the experience to offer solutions that fit your taste, thus sparing you hours of pouring through design books.
The remodel phase is not an instantaneous process. It is often inconvenient to have your kitchen in a state of complete overhaul during the height of the holiday season or when the kids are home for summer vacation. Getting a jump start on a kitchen remodel right after the holidays, when many are still recovering from the holidays, will give you an advantage when spring rolls around.
Kitchen Remodeling Projects to Tackle in Winter
Today’s kitchens have become the heart of the home, and have become the most-remodeled room, with designs that fit the unique needs of each family. There are a number of options in customizing your kitchen, all of which will not only serve a purpose, but will add to the aesthetics as well as the value of your home.
A kitchen island is a multi-purpose addition that can serve the needs of any family regardless of the size. They can serve as a food-prep area, a dining area, or even a homework station. Kitchen islands allow for additional storage as well as seating, with a number of countertop and cabinet styles to choose from.
The right lighting can create a warm and welcoming environment in any kitchen, and it is important to take into account personal style as well as providing the light to properly function. There are a number of options in custom lighting, including ceiling fixtures, recessed lighting, cabinet lighting and track lighting.
When it comes to custom kitchen cabinets, there are a vast array of styles and finishes to choose from. Today’s manufacturers have responded to the increasing demand for making the most out of storage by offering a number of customized solutions, including drawer inserts and organizers, canned good storage, waste basket drawers and more.
It’s the personal touches that will not only reflect your personal taste, but add convenience and make the most of your kitchen space. Extras such as cabinet hardware, built-in wine racks and spice racks, peg boards and plate racks can add functionality as well as style.
Kingswood Designs brings decades of experience in design and renovation to the Pittsburgh area, with a client-centered process that helps bring your dream kitchen to life. A personal Design Consultant will guide you through each step of the process, from the initial consultation to the final walk-through. Our team of professional design experts focuses on offering customized, aesthetically pleasing solutions that are geared to meet the unique needs of each client.
For more information on Kingswood Designs’ custom kitchen and bath solutions, contact us today or visit our South Park showroom. Walk-ins are welcome!