Recommendations For A Successful Kitchen Remodel Project


Your kitchen gets a lot of use and traffic, making it one of the most used spaces in your home. Because you spend so much time in your kitchen preparing meals and cleaning up, you want the interior to be well-functioning with beautiful surfaces and specifically-chosen features. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you through your upcoming kitchen remodel project.

Look at Layout Changes

Your kitchen the way it is may not work well for you in its layout. Whether the space is too small and cramped and you lack counter area for food prep, or the dishwasher is located in an inconvenient location, you can reevaluate and switch up the kitchen's layout for a better functioning space. If you want to move the pantry and make the space into additional cabinets and counters, or if you want to extend out one wall of your kitchen into the living area, or open it up entirely for an open concept living space, you can make it happen. Talk to a kitchen remodel expert or your contractor to find out what you can do to make your kitchen layout improved and better-working.

It can be helpful to use an online virtual remodel program, which can help you layout your kitchen's elements and also decide where to place all the components. This will help you plan for situating your kitchen island but still have space for your dishwasher, stove, and range to fit and the sink to be placed directly under your picture window to the backyard, as an example. 

Consider Cabinet Options

Your cabinets are one of the more expensive portions of a kitchen remodel, so you should plan out carefully what type of kitchen cabinets you want to install in your kitchen space. If your existing cabinets are still in relatively good condition structurally but their exterior is looking worn or dated, you can choose to have them refinished by a cabinet professional to sand down, stain, and refinish the surface. This is a good option to change up the color of the stained wood if you want to go from light stain to a darker stain or vice versa. However, you can also look at painting the exterior of your cabinets for a solid finish or request a faux finish in paint application. Then, update the look of your cabinets with new hardware to finish them off right.

However, if you want all new cabinets, there are many options to choose from for their look and function. You can have cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling and avoid the dust collection area above cabinets that many homeowners suffer with. You can also choose cabinets and drawers with a soft close feature so they don't bank shut.

For more information on kitchen remodeling, contact GL Pro Remodeling in Encino, CA.


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