5 Kitchen Remodeling Tips Every Denver Homeowner Needs
June 29, 2016

5 Kitchen Remodeling Tips Every Denver Homeowner Needs

Thinking about a new kitchen? Putting on an addition that needs a second, smaller kitchen? Whatever your kitchen remodeling needs may be, there is plenty to think about. In fact, this is one of the most common and overwhelming processes that a?homeowner can undertake. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind:

1. Keep your walkways roomy.

It’s important that your kitchen is comfortable. Much of that ?comfort derives from the way you interact with the space, and you can’t do so without roomy walkways. That means at least 36″ of clearance.

2. Give your island a purpose.

Homeowners who want an island in their kitchen should make a decision about what they want that island to be. Does it have a sink? Is it for eating or food preparation? What type of storage do you need below the top of the island?

3. Choose the right countertop material.

You have numerous options when it comes to countertops. This is probably a decision that you’ll make just once, so you’ll have to find a balance between the cost of material, its durability, and the way it looks. You can get anything from cultured marble to formica, so you may want to figure out your budget first.

4.?Make sure you have enough power.

Ensuring that you have adequate GFCI outlets at strategic locations in your kitchen is key. Make sure you know where your large appliances (refrigerator, dishwasher, etc.) are going, but also consider smaller appliances, such as the microwave. You should also have ample outlets along the countertop to plug in coffee makers, food processors, and other portable devices.

5. Color is not just about style.

Keep in mind that choosing the right color for your kitchen cabinetry, countertops, flooring, and walls is not a purely aesthetic decision. It will also determine how bright (or dark) your kitchen is. Lighter colors work well in most kitchens.

Get in touch with Striking Remodels by Bell for all of your kitchen remodeling needs in Denver, CO!