Completely redesigning a kitchen is a big, yet rewarding project. The kitchen requires more coordination than any other room in the house so remodeling takes extra care, attention, and planning. There is much more to kitchen remodeling than just the cabinets. Consider the whole room before starting the project.
Cabinets – The Most Important Part of Kitchen Remodeling
It is possible to just replace cabinets and give the kitchen a whole new look. In fact, sometimes re-facing cabinets is an option. But, since everything in the kitchen needs to match, an entire remodel can bring about the replacement of every component. The most important part of the kitchen remodel is the cabinetry.
Cabinets are what people notice first and foremost when they walk into a kitchen. This is a good thing when the cabinetry is beautifully crafted and designed. If everything is getting redone anyway, this is the best place to start. Choosing the wood type, stain color and cabinet design first is the way to go. Everything else can be selected to accent the cabinetry. This is a big decision, but a great way to start out on the right path.
There is more to picking out countertops than just color. Depending on preferences, countertops can have several different options such as edge style, construction material, color, design, and backsplash types. Choosing the right style of countertops depends very much on the type of cabinets, but making the right decision adds beauty and convenience to the whole room.
Color and size are main considerations when selecting appliances for a kitchen remodel. Stainless steel, black, white and off-white are the typical color selections for appliances, so there is not necessarily a difficult decision when it comes to matching cabinets. The key thing to remember with appliances is that not all of them are the same size. Dishwashers and freestanding ranges are the exception. Built-in range tops, ovens, and refrigerators come in a wide selection of sizes, so it is critical to know the size before the cabinets are purchased.
Floors and Walls
The wall color and floor style are great ways to make a kitchen look truly truly outstanding. However, a clashing color can be disastrous. It is important to pick out a wood grain or tile for the flooring that adds to the look of the cabinets rather than detracts from it. In the end, if the eyes are drawn to the area where the floors and cabinets meet then it is probably a distracting eyesore. The same holds true for the walls; choosing complimentary styles goes a long way.
Bringing it All Together
Having a professional kitchen designer is an important part of bringing the whole project together. The experience and resources of a sales person who can help to create a design is indicative. In fact, most designers have the ability to generate a computer image of what the kitchen will look like when it is complete. Planning the cabinetry, countertops, appliances, flooring and walls all together ensures a perfect kitchen remodel and a top quality finished product.