The Kitchen Remodel process can be overwhelming, if you do not know the proper steps to follow. There is a sequence of events that must take place so that your kitchen dream kitchen can actually become a reality. Your outdated kitchen has many components that may need a face lift that may require an expert;s help. It is never wise to get in over your head in a kitchen remodel or kitchen renovation. Sometimes your kitchen may need a minor facelift to improve it. There are other times that it needs an entire renovation, where you need a General Contractor to move load bearing walls, an Electrician to run new electric wiring or a to relocate an electric panel or a plumber to relocate plumbing lines in the main plumbing stack. It helps make your life much easier when you have the right team assembled in place.
One of the first things that you need when you start your kitchen planning is a good road map. It all starts with the right kitchen design and plan. The NKBA has guidelines that a Kitchen and Bath professional should follow to get you the kitchen of your dreams. When you follow the fundamental principles of the National Kitchen and Bath Association – NKBA – your kitchen is bound to come out the way that you envision it. Choosing that right kitchen design team in the beginning will save you lots of headaches down the road. The kitchen design professional will provide you a kitchen layout based on your kitchen. This layout will have your space laid out so that you can see on paper a concept of your kitchen design.
Two very critical components of creating a successful kitchen makeover are the kitchen cabinets and kitchen countertops. The kitchen cabinets set the tone of the look and feel of the kitchen, If you are going for a modern kitchen design, you would not choose cherry cabinets with a raised panel and 2inch crown molding. The same goes for the kitchen countertops, if you are going for a beach or cottage theme, you would not choose Uba Tuba granite with an Double Ogee edge profile. A modern kitchen would have what is known as a Euro style door and a quartz countertop with a flat polish or an eased edge profile.
The kitchen sink is another key element to your kitchen of your dreams. There are so many choices when it comes to shapes, colors and styles for the kitchen sink. It can prove to be overwhelming if you are not fully informed on the impact of a kitchen sink design. The first thing in the kitchen sink is the shape and size. Your kitchen cabinet dictates your kitchen sink size. If you have a 27 inch sink base cabinet, you can’t have a 36 inch wide sink base. Your plumbing below the sink is also important in choosing a sink size because of the pipes under the sink. If your drain arm is too high or low, this will impact the depth of the sink bowl. Sometimes if you are short on space in a kitchen you may need to do an angles sink or more commonly known as a D Bowl sink.