Things To Consider Before a Kitchen Remodel

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Things To Consider Before a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel can be an exciting process, but it comes with a lot of decisions that can be overwhelming.

You don’t want to get caught up in the specifics and lose sight of the big picture, timeline, and budget, but you also can’t forget about the details, or else you’ll miss an opportunity to customize your space to best suit your needs.

LivCo’s streamlined approach makes it possible to balance it all and build the kitchen of your dreams. Before you start your kitchen remodel, consider:

Your Space

Many homeowners remodel their kitchens to gain space or have a bigger entertaining area. Sometimes, you don’t need to knock down walls to achieve a kitchen that feels larger.

But don’t worry. You have options, including new windows, adjusting the size and layout of smaller adjoining rooms, or even expanding the footprint of your home with an addition.

Your Layout

Major layout changes to your kitchen, such as moving a sink or gas range, will drive up your overall costs due to significant plumbing and electrical changes. That’s why many remodeling companies recommend keeping your kitchen’s basic layout if you can.

However, if your kitchen layout just isn’t working, the LivCo design/build team can help you design a new layout that brings the best of beauty and function.

The Right Appliances

A kitchen remodel creates the perfect opportunity to upgrade your kitchen appliances. Be sure you’re picking the right models for your needs and sharing the dimensions and specs with your remodeling team.

If you are looking for a slide-in commercial range, for example, you want to be sure your floor can handle the weight of the appliance and that there’s no awkward gap between the range and the wall since that will be more noticeable with a free-standing model.

It’s also important to know which appliances are going where so you can be sure you have the appropriate electrical outlets and piping.

Your Lighting

We recommend pairing different lighting styles for different functions.

Window upgrades can bring in beautiful natural light, while under-cabinet lighting and recessed lighting can help with tasks like chopping and cooking.

A well-placed pendant fixture or chandelier can enhance the overall style and aesthetic of the room, and automated receptacle lighting can provide night lights.

The Details

It may seem counterintuitive to think about the details at the beginning of the project, but it’s easier to plan out everything you want before construction starts.

As you’re using your current kitchen, make notes of the ideal functionality you want from your remodel — an extra outlet here, a pot filler there, under-cabinet lighting for when you get up in the middle of the night for a glass of water, etc.

Contact LivCo for Kitchen Remodeling

With LivCo’s expert team of architects and designers, your kitchen remodel will be in great hands. We understand that the best kitchen is the one where style meets function.

Our team will work with you to make sure we are creating a kitchen that fulfills your vision and anticipates your family’s needs. With our experience and expertise, we are confident we can create the kitchen of your dreams.

When you’re ready to get started on your kitchen remodel, call LivCo at 708-397-8692 or contact us online to discuss design styles for your home.