5 Things To Remember For Your Kitchen Remodel
April 23, 2019
When you’re remodeling your kitchen, it seems like you have hundreds of important decisions to make. From colors and themes to appliances and flooring to countertops and cabinets, there’s a lot to handle.
The team at Elegant Kitchen & Bath is here to help you through every step of the process. And because we’ve “been there and done that” so many times with our wonderful clients, we’ve identified these five things to remember for your kitchen remodel:
1. Trash/Recycling Pull-out
If you’re incorporating new cabinets into your kitchen remodel, a trash/recycling pull-out is a must — we highly recommend this addition to maximize your kitchen space and capabilities.
This kind of pull-out eliminates the ever-present trash can taking up room in the middle of the kitchen. Plus, if it’s placed properly, it can make food preparation and cleanup much easier.
Note: All of our custom cabinets include full extension glides with a “soft close” feature in this kind of pull-out (and all drawers).
2. Spice Rack Pull-out
If you’re an avid cook (or a voracious eater), a spice rack pull-out is a great idea. If you place it in a convenient, easy-to-reach location, this can save you a lot of steps when prepping and cooking. Additionally, it keeps the kitchen looking clean and neat — because you can close it and conceal all your spices until you’re ready to use them.
3. LED Undercabinet Lighting
When you’re prepping and cooking a meal, great lighting might not be something you think about — but it can be really helpful.
We recommend LED undercabinet lighting because the LED bulbs burn cool — and there’s already enough heat in the kitchen!
Plus, these kinds of lights also improve the aesthetics of your kitchen as they show off your beautiful countertops (you can see our blog on countertop materials here), appliances, walls, backsplash, and even flooring.
4. Air Switch for Garbage Disposal
One of the hottest trends in kitchen design is hidden switches and outlets. This concept helps to unclutter your backsplash and walls, making for a cleaner, more modern look.
A very cool innovation in this area is the “air switch” — which mounts on the countertop by the faucet. Because it mounts flush, it’s not obtrusive (like switches that are mounted on the wall or backsplash) or inconvenient (like those that are inside the cabinet under the kitchen sink).
These air switches come in several finishes — such as brushed nickel and chrome — so you can match them to go along with your overall kitchen design.
5. Lighting Overall
We mentioned LED undercabinet lighting above, but as the saying goes: “You can never have enough lighting — especially when you’re working in the kitchen!”
When you’re remodeling your kitchen, we recommend well-placed LED recessed can lights on a dimmer switch. A dimmer gives you complete control over how much light is spread through your kitchen, depending on time of day and other factors. (It’s been proven that bright lighting can help improve your mood, productivity, and more!)
We also recommend considering pendant lights or fixtures over the island and sink, as both of these features are aesthetically pleasing and functional at the same time.
We’re Here to Help — With All the Details
Kitchen remodeling can be complicated and stressful, but that’s why we’re here for you! Our team of experts will help you create the kitchen of your dreams, focusing on both function and form. It’s our goal to provide you with a kitchen that looks great and is practical for however you use it.
Please feel free to contact us today for your free estimate!