Are you getting bored of your outdated countertops? Tired of your tiny sink and squeaky cabinets? Now is the perfect time to upgrade your kitchen. A kitchen is more than just a space that collects piles of dishes. It is a room to make memories, get creative, and cherish time with family and friends. Make your kitchen a space you crave to spend time in. With San Diego’s best home and remodeling service, personalize your kitchen so that it truly feels like home.
Meet Your Current Needs
A kitchen is not only useful for cooking. It doubles as a room for entertaining as well. Whether it be for hosting a cocktail party or a hangout spot where your children and their friends do their homework, the layout is crucial. Do you need more countertop space? More seating? Have you always dreamed of having an island? When renovating your kitchen it is important to create a space that works for your needs. Turn your kitchen into the room you’ve always wanted.
Not all kitchens are the same shape and size. It may not be possible to make your kitchen bigger, but it is possible to improve the layout to create more space. Two layouts that create space are the U-shape and L-shape. The U-shape kitchen typically has more square footage and entails an island which allows for smooth movement of traffic. Smaller kitchens work well with a L-shape layout, where countertops are along two adjacent walls. This lengthens the area and creates a space for two people to work in the kitchen at once.
But do not worry if the U-shape or L-shape is not possible in your kitchen. As long as the sink, stove, and refrigerator are properly spaced apart from each other, your kitchen will flow much better than a traditional kitchen where all appliances are crammed together. A good rule of thumb is to place your appliances no more than fine feet apart, and no less than 4 feet apart.
Increase The Value Of Your Home
A well-designed kitchen will exponentially increase your home’s value. Aside from the master bath, an impressive kitchen is one of the highest priorities for buyers on the market. While you want to create a kitchen that works for you, also think about how attractive the kitchen space would be for another buyer if you were to put your home on the market. It is less likely for a buyer to show interest in a kitchen that is extremely unique and personalized to the previous owner. Think about what countertops and cabinet colors would be attractive to the average buyer. The safest bet is to go with neutral colors. White, sand, cream, or beige cabinets are popular choices. These colors are timeless and make the space feel lighter. After deciding on the color of the cabinets, choose a countertop that compliments them. To brighten the area even more, pair the light cabinets with light countertops. For a more modern look, pair the lighter cabinets with a darker, sophisticated countertop.
Consider these tips when renovating your kitchen:
- Matching appliances
- Deep kitchen sink
- Cohesive layout
- Plenty of lighting
- Seating area (if possible)
- A ceramic tile backsplash
Improve Energy & Water Consumption
Did you know that in most homes, the kitchen has the highest energy-using appliances in all rooms of a household? Ovens, dishwashers, stoves, and refrigerators all consume high amounts of energy to do their job. That is why it is important to consider how old your appliances are. The older they are, the less efficient they are in using energy. With a kitchen remodel, you can replace all the appliances to save money in the long run. This is also an attractive selling point to potential buyers.
Consider lighting as well. Lights create heat and use up high amounts of energy, especially in combination with kitchen appliances. Switching to LED lights not only saves energy but also can reduce heat and risk of breakage. When remodeling your kitchen, see how you can obtain more natural light. Can you add additional windows or a skylight? A remodel can save you money in the long run.
It’s Time To Get Started
Ready to upgrade your kitchen? D&L Building is here to provide you with project controls, estimates, logistics planning, constructability reviews, safety and quality assurance, and procurement. We strive to keep customer satisfaction high at all times. Let’s get started and build your dream kitchen now!
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