A kitchen renovation can be a little overwhelming at first because there’s so much to consider: countertops, paint colours, appliances, flooring, the list goes on. Don’t despair! Custom Decor is here to offer a little insight into your kitchen remodeling project.
Here you’ll find five great tips to get your kitchen renovation started off on the right track.
1. Keep those Old Cabinets
If you’re replacing your entire kitchen, including the cabinets and other storage areas, don’t toss those old cabinets until the job is finished. By holding onto your old kitchen cabinets, you can create a mini kitchen in your pantry or another area of the home. You’ll still have to cook and eat, even during your remodeling project, and this will make it easier.
2. Include a Kitchen Office
For those who spend a lot of time in the kitchen, why not consider a kitchen office space in your remodel? It doesn’t have to be huge: a small desk area with room for a phone, computer, and a few outlets and drawers is enough. That way, you won’t have to worry about running back and forth if you need to work on something but also don’t want the sauce to burn.
3. Don’t Order Countertops Until Cabinets are Installed
For those who plan on replacing kitchen cabinets as well as countertops, it’s important not to order the countertops until your cabinets have been installed. This is to allow installation teams to take the proper measurements. If you have out-of-square walls, your cabinets may measure differently than expected. That’s why it’s always best to wait, unless you are okay with a gap.
4. Get Creative with Storage
Thinking a little outside the box when it comes to storage will help you maximize your kitchen space. For example, those with smaller kitchens might want to include an under-cabinet storage rack for things like knives and cooking utensils, or a backsplash rack to store pots, pans, and other items.
5. Leave Some Space in Between Appliances
If you’re remodeling the kitchen but don’t plan on replacing appliances like your refrigerator or dishwasher, be sure to leave some wiggle room in between the cabinets and countertops. If you do decide to replace them down the road, the new appliances will be more likely to fit comfortably in those areas.
Let us be your go-to kitchen renovation experts!
If you’re beginning a kitchen remodeling project, the team from Custom Decor would love to hear from you. To learn more about our products and services, contact us online today or call (613) 342-8090 for a FREE virtual kitchen consultation.