3 Guidelines For Creating The Perfect New Kitchen

Posted on: 18 October 2019

When it comes to creating a new kitchen, you want the space to feel and function differently than it did before. In order for that to happen, you need to really think outside the box when remodeling your kitchen. 

Guideline #1: Get Rid of All Kitchen Appliances 

When you are investing thousands of dollars to completely rip out your old kitchen and build a new one, the last thing you should be doing is trying to save your appliances. Your old appliances are going to stand out, and not in a good way, if you completely redesign your kitchen and install new cabinets, floors, countertops, and lights. 

Get rid of your appliances and start brand new. Choose appliances that match your new kitchen, and enjoy those appliances for the next decade or two. With appliances, you can generally finance the purchase through a home improvement or appliance store, so they don't have to eat into the budget or loan that you have for remodeling the rest of your kitchen.  

Guideline #2: Start Fresh with the Floor plan 

When you remodel your kitchen, don't stick to the old floor plan. It can be tempting to stick with the old floor plan because you are familiar with it and you know what it feels like. However, this an opportunity for you to start new and really change the feeling of your kitchen. 

If you can't get out of your own headspace, hire an architecture or a contractor to create a few different floor plans for you, and then choose the one you like the most. You can even play around with a building app that allows you to create your own floor plan.  

Have some fun and get layouts from a few different people. Use those layouts to determine what you like the best, and create a fresh new floor plan for your kitchen.  

Guideline #3: Economize Smartly 

If you need to save money, be smart about where you save money. Use high-quality materials for your counters and cabinets; those are not easy to upgrade over time. Go for affordable hardware, such as door handles and hinges. Hardware can really add up and is also easy to change if you later want to upgrade. You can also save a lot of money by going for a more economical countertop material.  

When you start to plan your new kitchen, get rid of all the old appliances; don't try to fit all appliances into your new remodeling project. Start fresh with the floor plan, and think about how you really want to move around the space. If you have to save money, be smart about it.  

For more tips, work with a custom home remodeling contractor