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Monday, 11 September 2017

Prep Guide for Your Kitchen Remodel

After you’ve decided to have a kitchen design contractor remodel part of your Colorado Springs home, you can feel both relief and stress at the same time. It’s nice to know that you have a company who knows what they’re doing for your kitchen remodel, but it can also be overwhelming to begin to prepare for the changes in your kitchen.

When you begin prepping for a kitchen remodel, it doesn’t just mean vacating the room - a family has to be prepared to live in a house without a place to cook or eat, and they must be ready to have visitors on a daily basis for anywhere from days to weeks.

Luckily, if you know what to do to prepare for your kitchen remodel, your stress levels will stay low and in no time you’ll be cooking and entertaining in your new favorite room in the house.

As the holidays grow near, you might find yourself re-evaluating your kitchen. Thanksgiving, Christmas and even New Year’s all revolve around food. You’re spending much more time preparing fancy meals or treats to send as gifts so your time actually in the kitchen is much more than during a typical month.

Most holiday parties you may host or attend may also be in or near the kitchen and you see what features you like, dislike or wish you had. Even if you recently updated your kitchen, there are ways to make sure you’re equipped for an upcoming holiday party and you still have time to make your space a better spot for entertaining.

How do you eat dinner with your family on a regular basis? Do you sit at the kitchen table together or does everyone eat on their own time wherever they find a chair.

Although many families do still find the time to eat meals together, it doesn’t necessarily require a formal dining room. Some dining rooms don’t see any action in them unless it is a big, formal meal like Thanksgiving or a dinner party. In fact some Colorado Springs custom-built homes are now foregoing the dining room and adding sitting areas in the actual kitchen or creating an open space concept.

Every family is different, and a Colorado Springs kitchen designer can help you decide if you should redesign your kitchen to have a space for eating or if you should keep a dining room, but it requires some extra thought on the habits of your family.

When you begin to design your dream kitchen, it’s easy to get carried away with the big details like colors, materials and fixtures. We spend a ton of time picking out the wood or tiles for the floors, countertops and even the type of sink that will be installed.

Once you begin your kitchen remodeling one of the most important parts of the remodel is easily forgotten since it isn’t as visible as everything else. The storage in your kitchen can be crucial in the way you design your kitchen, and during a Colorado Springs kitchen remodel it’s important consider every aspect of the area and to get the design right the first time rather than remodeling a kitchen just to give it a third go around.

With the right combination of cabinets, shelving and pantry space, it’s easy to make the most of the space available in the kitchen, but there are also a few tricks to planning in extra space, too.

When it comes to designing a custom kitchen in your home, there are many elements to consider. A great kitchen remodel starts by picking out a style theme for the kitchen. This kitchen "theme" helps keep the flow of the kitchen natural and balanced. You and your kitchen designer should use this theme to choose everything from countertops and flooring to cabinet styles.

You’ll want to choose a cabinet style that fits the look of your home but is also designed to function for your lifestyle. Cabinet doors are one of the most important parts of a kitchen remodel and shouldn't be overlooked. After all, they’re one of the most visible aspects of a kitchen design.

A poorly made cabinet will completely throw off the beauty of quality countertops or could stick out like a sore thumb against the perfect flooring. Understanding different styles of cabinets, as well as some of the kitchen styles, helps you choose the best Colorado kitchen cabinets for your home.

When it comes time to hire a kitchen design contractor for your Colorado Springs kitchen remodel, it’s a good idea to have some inspiration for the upcoming changes you’ll be making to your home.

Whether you’re following one theme throughout your entire home or you have one specific look you’d like to use just in the kitchen, it’s important to think through the details of the different kitchen themes you might use.

With everything from modern kitchens using smooth surfaces and sleek looks to a Mediterranean theme with decorative tiles and bright colors, defining how you want your kitchen remodel to set the tone for your home can make a world of difference in your Colorado Springs home.

A lot of homeowners are so excited and overwhelmed by the idea of finally getting their dream kitchen that they forget about the preparation involved before, during and after the remodel. There's a lot of little questions you should ask before setting out to get a new kitchen that will make the whole process much easier.

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