Pulling the trigger on remodeling your kitchen is an exciting moment, but everything that comes after can be overwhelming. From material selections to timeline, layout, and more it can be easy to get lost in details of your project and lose that first sense of excitement and necessity.
But as pros who deal with remodeling on a daily basis, we have a few tips to help you stay on task as your home transforms around you.
Work With A Professional Designer
Even if you know exactly what you want, have it all measured and drawn out, and are itching to knock down some walls, it always pays to have a professional designer work through the project before demo and before your materials get ordered.
We can help you catch mistakes, confirm your clearances, keep your design in code, optimize your project, and help you focus your attention and funds on the elements of your space that are worth splurging on.
Never underestimate the value of experience, especially when it comes to your home.
Focus On Function
As much fun as picture-perfect backsplashes, countertops, curtains, chairs, or faucets can be, and as much as you may feel the pressure to minimize your out-of-pocket costs wherever and however you can, it’s important to keep your focus on the single most important factor behind any successful kitchen remodel:
Kitchens are where friends and families come together, where homework and hobbies happen, and where loved ones gather for good food and fellowship on a more than daily basis. So it is unbelievably important that you make sure that everything in your kitchen is designed to work, allowing you to move, open, cut, mix, cook, work, grab, store, pour, mix, dance, and clean without wasted energy, unnecessary obstacles, or accidental damage.
And if you aren’t sure how to make that happen, we would be happy to help.
Pick Your Appliances Early-On
Your refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, and other major built-in appliances will have a key impact on the other elements of your kitchen design, from your countertops to your cabinetry and more.
Picking out your appliances early means that our team can plan around them, moving forward with your designs more quickly and with more confidence. And it means that there’s less chance you’ll be waiting around for weeks or months for your appliances to show up due to supply shortages.
Don’t Forget Lighting Design
There isn’t a space in your home that can’t be made or ruined by good or bad lighting design, and the kitchen is no exception.
Fortunately, you have plenty of options to choose from to make sure that your hardest-working space is well-lit for everyone passing through on a daily basis.
Three types of lighting fixtures to pay particular attention to include:
- recessed fixtures for ambient lighting
- under-cabinet lighting to illuminate your countertops/workspaces
- pendant lighting or ceiling fixtures for additional lighting and centerpiece appeal
Layering these different types of lighting (and natural lighting too) can make your space much more functional while highlighting your overall design and other features like your hardware or countertops.
Just be sure that all your kitchen lighting uses a similar color temperature. We recommend 4000-4500 K, a bright white tone perfect for high illumination, task-focused spaces.
Call Today To Get Started
Here at Artisan Remodeling & Design we have more than twenty-five years of experience helping homeowners just like you transform spaces to look and work just the way they should without the stress or doubt you might feel trying to remodel on your own.
If you’re ready to move ahead with your kitchen project, just give us a call today at (970) 691-6995 or (970) 402-2099. We are your Fort Collins kitchen remodeling experts, and we look forward to hearing from you!