Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage affiliated agent, Deb Perry of the Ogden office, is here to give you tips on what you can do when remodeling your kitchen. Here’s what she has to say.
Hire a Professional
Remodeling your kitchen should be left in the hands of a professional. Plan out what you would like changed in your cooking haven and present it to them during your consultation meeting. Your redesign may include small tasks such as painting your cabinets and updating trim work but may also include new floors, new countertops, and updated lighting. And, if you’re hiring an interior designer, make sure you give as much input as possible for the design. You want your kitchen to be functional for you.
Remove your pantry cabinet doors for easier access to your food staples. When you enter your pantry, your hands are full of new groceries to put away, and if they aren’t, they are full when you come out. An easy solution – put in a swinging door and an auto on/off light.
Filling the Cooking Pot
If your remodel goes down to the studs, you can run the water line above the stove top to include a pot filler in your kitchen redesign. This makes filling pots simple and you won’t have to transport them back and forth from the sink.
Baker or Chef?
I like to ask people what it is they like to do the most in their kitchen. If they are bakers, add a baking station. This could be one or two lower cabinets with pull out drawers for all of their baking supplies. If they prefer cooking, the design should include an area or pull out for spices and cooking oils.
Coffee and Breakfast Love
If you are a coffee drinker or enjoy a quick breakfast, create a breakfast bar area — a space for your toaster oven, coffee maker and possibly a microwave. Consider placing mugs nearby, and toast toppings.
The best kitchens are designed to complement the space and designed with the user in mind.