About a year ago, I could tell that our home project was a little delayed. Our team of contractors had been struggling to work with some of their providers, so I decided to work with another team altogether. It was really frustrating, but I could tell that it was the right call to make. After we made the transition, the new staff got right to work addressing some of the most serious concerns. I wanted to create a blog all about understanding construction delays so that other people could see how difficult it can be to resolve them on your own. Check it out!
Kitchens are one of the most complained about parts of a home. They can be smaller than you'd like, lack sufficient storage, and may not have efficient layouts. These are some things that can be corrected during a kitchen remodel. If your kitchen is too small, you can have it remodeled to give you more space. There are many ways to create additional kitchen space, and a few of them are explained in this article.
Take Advantage of Vertical Space
You should make use of all the vertical space you can. This can include having taller cabinets installed to replace the current ones. Not only does this offer you additional storage, but it can also give you a place to put some things you normally keep on the countertops. That will create more usable countertop surfaces for meal prep.
Have a Pantry Installed
If you have a utility closet on the other side of the kitchen wall, you can turn it into a kitchen pantry. A pantry can give you more storage space, which can be useful. For example, if a lack of adequate storage has prevented you from fully stocking up on the food that you like to keep on hand, a pantry can change all that. You can even buy more foods in bulk and save on your grocery bills. You can bring things back to the kitchen that you've been storing in closets or in the garage.
Extend The Kitchen Into The Dining Room
When you have a small kitchen and a large dining room, you can take some space from the dining room and give it to the kitchen. This may require knocking out a partial wall, moving some cupboards, or moving a breakfast bar. You would need to have the kitchen flooring extended into the dining room. A large island can be installed along what is now the new border of the kitchen to offer you more cupboard space and countertops. The island will also help to separate the kitchen from the dining room. Islands can also come with another sink or extra stove burners.
Adding space to your kitchen can help it offer improved functionality. It can give you the space you need to keep all the cookware and kitchen appliances you want within easy reach. Once your kitchen's done being remodeled, you'll appreciate it more, and it will be a pleasure to prepare meals. A remodeled and larger kitchen can also increase the home's value.
Contact a kitchen remodeling contractor for more information.