If your kitchen is looking a little dated, it might be time to think about kitchen remodeling. Whether you’re considering upgrading an appliance or your entire kitchen, it’s essential to take your time and ensure that you are doing everything right.
This post will expound on some things to consider before embarking on your dream kitchen project.
Tips for Designing a Kitchen
When it comes to kitchen renovation, start with a plan to help you design your kitchen cost-effectively.
Some tips to consider when designing a kitchen include:
Decide on the Look You Want for Your Kitchen Space
Do you want a traditional, rustic, minimalist modern, or industrial kitchen? This will affect everything from the kitchen cabinets you choose to the countertop materials, finish, appliances, and lighting choices.
Feel free to take inspiration from the internet or home design magazines for your kitchen remodeling project.
Pick Your Kitchen Materials and Paint
Next, talk with your kitchen contractor about the materials suitable for paint colors, countertop materials, and flooring.
Royal Kitchen & Bath can recommend some great options based on your preferences from leading manufacturers, including:
- Wood cabinetry
- Quartz, wood, marble, and granite countertops
- Stainless steel kitchen faucets
- Wall and floor tiles
Ensure Enough Room to Move
Consider how much room you’ll need to comfortably move through your kitchen when designing it. Allow at least 36 inches for paths and 42 to 48 inches for aisles within the cooking zone.
Think About the Range Area Design
Including spacious cookware drawers near your range top is a great way to maintain the flow of your kitchen and keep things organized. You could also consider creating a space above your stovetop to store cooking pots, cooking spoons, measuring spoons, and measuring cups, so you don’t have to walk too far when you need them.
Pick Appliances Wisely
Pick durable and long-lasting stainless steel appliances that can double up as storage units. If you have an island or peninsula, consider putting your sink there instead of in the main work area of your kitchen.
New Kitchen Ideas and Trends
To aid you in your kitchen remodeling project, it pays to consider new kitchen trends currently making a splash. Some new kitchen ideas include:
- Kitchen islands with built-in sinks and dishwashers
- Custom countertops consisting of recycled glass, wood, or other materials (they look great and are also eco-friendly)
- Sleek, minimalist appliances such as refrigerators and stoves that have hidden controls
- New sink types made from glass instead of porcelain or stainless steel (they won’t scratch or crack)
- Patterned backsplashes and countertops that add interest to your kitchen décor
- Chevron or herringbone wood kitchen flooring; this 17th-century trend, popular in French mansions, is making a comeback in modern kitchens.
What Is the Cost of Remodeling a Kitchen?
The average cost of remodeling a kitchen is between $15 to $20 per square foot. If you have a 400-square-foot kitchen, you can expect to pay anywhere from $6,000 to $8,000. With DIY, you can expect to spend an average of $9 per hour on materials and equipment.
In addition, if you hire a contractor or designer, they’ll charge anywhere between $20 to $40 per hour.
The advantage of hiring a professional contractor for your kitchen remodeling job is that they’ll help walk you through every step so that your kitchen looks amazing when it’s done—and that’s what matters most anyway!
Contact Us Today for Your Upcoming Kitchen Renovation in Long Island, NY
Royal Kitchen & Bath is a licensed, insured Long Island kitchen and bathroom contractor. We have been servicing the community for over 20 years and have built an excellent reputation for our high-quality workmanship.
Our team of professionals can handle any project of any size, from small repairs to complete kitchen renovations. We utilize premium products from leading manufacturers, such as:
- JK Cabinetry and St Martin’s Cabinetry (kitchen cabinets and storage)
- Kohler, Delta, and American Standard (faucets)
- Merola Tile and Procida Tile (wall and floor tile)
- Cambria and Caesarstone (quartz countertops)
To get started, fill out our online contact form. One of our friendly team members will be in touch with you shortly to schedule your free design consultation and cost estimate for your upcoming kitchen remodeling project.