With families working from home and traveling less during the pandemic, room remodels have become popular again. Kitchen remodels, in particular, can really transform a home into a more comfortable and functional living space. Remodeling a kitchen can be fun, but it requires planning, budgeting, and decision-making. Utilizing a design expert will help ensure you make the changes that will benefit you and your family the most. Here are 3 things to consider when planning a kitchen remodel:
1. Think vertically. “Old soffits can be removed and cabinets can be extended to the ceiling to make a kitchen appear more spacious,” explained Steve Meyer, owner of Steve’s Flooring & Design. “Not only can we help increase the amount of storage available in the kitchen area, but varying the heights of the cabinetry can create visual interest.”
2. Space planning. “I encourage our clients to really think about how their kitchen can function more efficiently to make their lives easier,” added Meyer. “We can rearrange the space, relocate appliances, and sometimes even move doors, walls, or windows to improve the work triangle. Our designers will find out what the client likes and doesn’t like about their current kitchen setup so solutions can be developed to meet their needs.”
3. Consider your family’s lifestyle. Looking at beautiful kitchens in a magazine may inspire you to make similar changes, but some of those styles may not work for you and your family. “Open shelving is a popular trend and can look terrific, but it can also look overcrowded and unkempt,” said Meyer. “Our clients with children, pets, and busy lifestyles seem to benefit more from low-maintenance cabinetry and countertops and upgraded storage solutions that don’t require constant upkeep.”
The designers at Steve’s Flooring & Design can also help plan, cabinet accessories and inserts, which will help to organize your kitchen.
For more information about remodeling your kitchen, please contact:
Steve’s Flooring & Design
717 Liberty St.
Morris, IL 60450