A kitchen is the heart of every home. When remodeling or redesigning a new kitchen, it is often about improving its appearance and functionality. However, most people overlook certain things in their remodeling plan only to realize their mistakes after the job is done.
To make sure that your project delivers in every aspect (functionality, appearance, storage, safety, and others) here are 5 items that you shouldn’t overlook:
1. The Backsplash
Backsplashes are kitchen tiles or granite designs used to cover walls above your cooking area and counters. They are one of the most commonly overlooked items in kitchen remodeling, but their benefits should not be understated. A backsplash helps you improve the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen and gives it some character when matched well with the rest of its décor.
The tiles or granite designs come in different colors and styles which can be used to set the overall tone of your kitchen or just complement its style. They also help to prevent grease, oil, and food particles from making a mess on your walls.
2. Kitchen layout
In most cases, homeowners are worrying about the look and style of countertops, cabinets, or flooring that they forget to take into account their kitchen’s layout and functionality. Plan the areas you wish to relocate your main appliances to and understand how their relation to each other will affect your kitchen layout.
Visualize how you would like your kitchen to be different from your current one. Do you want the storage to remain in the same place? Do you dislike how high the cabinets are built? Would you like new quartz kitchen countertops? Do you want an open concept?
Most people overlook the importance of having functional storage space during kitchen remodeling. While you are busy choosing cabinets and deciding on finishes and backsplashes, make sure that you have enough cabinet space. Consider how you will accommodate the items you intend to store in them. Building a custom kitchen island is one way to maximize counter space and storage. Putting cabinets in the kitchen island increases functionality and provides more prep space or seating.. All in all, make sure all your storage areas are easily accessible including the pantry, and that kitchen cabinet doors are easily operational.
It’s very easy to overlook the surface that you are actually walking on in the kitchen. It is also very easy to focus excessively on its aesthetics and forget about functionality. With your kitchen floor remodeling, ensure that you choose a flooring material that isn’t too difficult to clean or an instant magnet to scratches and dirt. The material also needs to be comfortable to stand on for long periods of time when preparing dishes. A heated tile floor might also be something to consider for those cold New Jersey winters.
5. Faucets, Lighting and Appliances
Faucets are always a great addition to a kitchen especially when they are also used for decoration purposes. Many people don’t know just how much fun it is to explore different faucet choices, materials and finishes. When remodeling, take faucets into account and consider new features such as automatic faucets to add style, convenience, and practicality to your kitchen.
Kitchen lighting is another area often overlooked. Recessed lighting will allow for bright, even lighting, while hanging lights can offer a unique look. For even more light, under cabinet lighting is a great way to lighten up your counter spaces.
Also consider upgrading your kitchen appliances to newer, modern, and stylish items that match your kitchen’s new style. Staying with old and outdated appliances will steal your kitchen’s upgraded look and feel.
Lighting and electrical components in the kitchen are areas that are often overlooked.
When renovating your kitchen, pay key importance to its final appearance and ultimate functionality.
Items that you shouldn’t overlook include:
- Faucets and appliances
- Storage space size and functionality
- Overall kitchen layout
- Lighting and electrical components
When doing a kitchen remodel, ensure that you get value for your money by hiring professional kitchen remodelers like RWC. They will help you ensure that no area is overlooked. Contact them today for advice or consultations on your kitchen remodeling project.