You are ready for a new kitchen and cannot wait for the remodelers to come in and start ripping out all those old cabinets and counter tops to replace them with something newer, more elegant and far more functional. Before they do arrive though take one last look at your kitchen design plans, as there are several factors that homeowners can often overlook, especially if they have done much of the planning work themselves.
Some points you should definitely consider in your review of your kitchen remodel include the following:-
- Is there going to be enough room to open all the drawers and cabinets in your new kitchen properly?
- Is there going to be adequate counter top space between the sink, stove and refrigerator?
- Is the microwave going in right place? If there are kids in the house is it low enough for them to use safely?
- How well will your new kitchen flooring match with that in adjoining rooms?
- Do you have enough lighting planned? Under cabinet lights are often overlooked but they are incredibly useful in most kitchens and really should not be forgotten.
- Is the work flow between all the appliances going to be smooth? Transit between them all, including the dishwasher should be as easy and clutter free as possible.
- Will you have enough storage space?
- Are you really happy with the overall design plans?
If, after you have asked yourself all these questions, you are still happy with the planned design that is great, let the work commence. However if you have any nagging doubts, even if the kitchen plans were drawn up by a kitchen remodeling expert, voice them now. Changing something mid project can be an expensive headache and derail the project’s timeline by days or even weeks. It is your kitchen, your money and ultimately it is up to you to make sure that the design is exactly what you wanted it to be.