It’s Never Too Early to Plan Your Virginia Kitchen

Filed Under: Kitchen    by: Steve Kayhill

virginia-kitchen-designThough winter is newly upon us, there is never a bad time to begin designing your dream Virginia home kitchen. Kitchen design is both a science and an art, so make sure you take your time follow the guidelines listed below to make sure that all of the features and convince of the modern kitchen are included in your design.

Make a List, and Check it Twice

Before you start drawing out diagrams or anything else you should make a list of all of the features that you know you want your dream kitchen to have. This way you can refer back to your original ideas for the rest of the design process when faced with choices that affect the whole room.

Choose Your Appliances

From your list you will be able to determine which appliances you need, so next you should decide on the models and styles of the appliances you which to install. If you do this step later, you may run into problems of making your counters or cabinets fit properly because they are some of the largest features of the room.

Determine Utility Positions

Without hiring an electrician and a plumber, the current positions of your appliances and sinks are pretty much where they will be in the new remodel. If you need a new sink on an island, or want to move your gas range to the other side of your space, getting professional help from a contractor is always advised.

Maximize Cabinet Space

Designing cabinet space can be really tricky, especially in the corners. Playing a lot of Tetris as a kid probably hones this skill. There are a number of different styles to choose from, so take your time to visit a few home improvement stores to look at what there is out there before making your decision.

Keep Your Budget in Mind

Putting together your dream kitchen can get expensive very quickly, so if you intend on actually completing the project at some point, then you should keep track of the cost of your improvements. If you don’t have experience calculating these expenses, a contractor might be able to help you estimate your project costs.

Remember the Kitchen Triangle

Your Range/Oven, Sink, and Refrigerator should ideally form an equilateral triangle to get the most efficient use out of your kitchen. This design secret is what makes industrial kitchens work so well. Watch Iron Chef for a little while and you’ll see what I mean.

Spring will come faster than you think, and the project season underway with it. Your Virginia kitchen can be the most often used room in your home, so it is an improvement that the whole family can enjoy. It is also an investment in the value of your home, and if you ever consider selling your property, the kitchen can prove to be one of the strongest investments you can make.

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