When and Why to Update
Many homeowners wait until their kitchen looks worn and dated before the consider renovating: appliances don’t work and the countertops are cracked. But there are many other reasons why a kitchen needs to be remodeled that are far more important than just cosmetic.
Adequate space: Are you satisfied with the amount of counter, floor and cabinet space? Is the your refrigerator and taking up to much room or our countertops take up too much space?
Traffic flow: If there’s more than one cook in your household, you may want to consider making more room around the main workspace. If you enjoy entertaining, you may want a more open kitchen that allows for more social interaction. The days when kitchens were isolated areas are gone. Now the kitchen is often the center of family and friend interaction. According to today’s Kitchen planning guidelines, the width of walkway should be at least 36″ and the width of a work aisle should be at least 42″ for one cook and at least 48″ for any extra cooks.
Children: The design of your kitchen is essential if there are children. You may want more room for cooking larger meals and lower cabinets, and utensils and appliance like microwave ovens should be installed away from the reach of children.
Efficiency: If your appliances are dated, they can cost you more money than you know. New energy-saving appliances such as dishwashers, disposals and refrigerators could save you the a lot of money on your utility bills.
Finding the right contractor for a kitchen remodel isn’t as daunting as it may seem. When you check for referrals and look at credentials you’ll find that Kitchen TechniQ has the skill, vision and experience to make your new renovation is “better than new”!