Here at The Gallery of Stone, we know that you care about your home, and we want to help you make it the best it can be. One of the most effective ways to transform and improve your home is to remodel the kitchen, but you should be careful to make sure that it’s done right. If you are planning a kitchen remodel in the near future, we encourage you to consider these three key things before you get started:
- Layout – One of the most important things to consider when planning a functional space like the kitchen is the layout, as this will significantly affect how easy it is to use. When planning the layout for your kitchen remodel, make sure you know important information like which walls are load-bearing and decide whether you want to keep your appliances where they are (which can save money) or move them (which can provide greater convenience).
- Flooring – Another thing to consider before kicking off your kitchen remodel is what kind of flooring you want to install. Some materials, such as tile, may require additional work on the subfloor in order to install correctly, so make sure to check for any necessary steps before you make your selection. In addition, if you plan to keep your existing floor but also plan to change your layout, make sure that your flooring continues under your cabinets or be prepared to fill in those gaps.
- Lighting – A third important matter to consider before you begin your kitchen remodel is the lighting. No one wants to work in a dark kitchen, so make sure to include enough lights to provide good general illumination. In addition, we recommend installing task lighting to make it easier to see what you’re doing when chopping and slicing.