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4 Things to Think About When You Remodel Your Kitchen

Nothing like a kitchen remodel to up the value of your property before selling the home, or to just make it more homely and upscale. There are many ways to make your kitchen more modern and more comfortable, but unless you consider the following options, you may find yourself wishing you never made the decision to dive into this project.

If you're considering remodeling your kitchen and you want to avoid costly mistakes, consider these things:

1. Layout

Space and functionality are the tho most crucial aspects to consider when it comes to kitchen remodeling. It seems so cliche, but it is true: the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why it is important to consider the most energy-efficient and practical layout.

2. Storage

Second-most important, you want to consider your new kitchen's storage ability. Every kitchen needs plenty space to store pots, pans, crockery, cutlery, crystal, and unused appliances, at the very least. If you like to entertain, you will need much more storage space. Good designers know how to make the most of the available space to suit your needs and your budget.

3. Appliances

The appliances you use will affect the layout of your new kitchen. Appliances should be placed in such a way that it makes the most sense, ergonomically speaking. There should be a logical order to the way in which you move around the kitchen, from the oven to the refrigerator, to the kitchen sink and whatever appliances you use. The cabinets should also be placed in such a way that items used for beverages are in the same area, and your food cabinets should be near the stove. A designer will help you make the most of space efficiency.

4. 5. Resale Price

Even if you don't plan on ever selling your home, it makes sense to consider how this remodeling project will affect its resale value. Carefully consider this, because if you choose to resell the house in the next ten years, you may want to refrain from designing a kitchen with very unique elements that suits only your personal taste. Future buyers are more likely to opt for a kitchen that suits their style, and they may find your style less to their liking. Remember that the kitchen is one of the main aspects buyers consider when looking at homes for sale.

5. Plumbing

When you do a major remodel, it is important to consider where your kitchen sink will go, in relation to where your current water supply and drain system is located. If you wish to move your sink from the wall space near the window to the island, of if you wish to install an additional sink in the center island, you will have to call a plumber to help install the required plumbing services for it.

Whatever your plumbing needs, be sure to find a plumber who specializes in renovation plumbing - someone like Anta Plumbing, Toronto’s finest drain services experts.

Written by Tanya Klien

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