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Four questions to ask before you remodel

Making the decision to begin a kitchen remodel can be a bit scary, but is undoubtedly exciting. As you’re scouring the design blogs, HGTV shows, magazines, and friends’ homes for new ideas, we want to make sure you’re thinking about all the right elements to make sure that you get the most out of your remodel.

While many homeowners base their decision to remodel on outdated cabinets, paint, and flooring, there are a few other things you should consider:

Does your kitchen have the right amount of space? Whether you’ve had a new baby, emptied the nest, or decided to start hosting book club, the space of your kitchen is important. We see the kitchen as the heart of the house and having space to cook, eat, entertain, and enjoy company is important. If your kitchen feels too big or too small, take note so it can be accommodated when you start building out your new design.

Does the layout work for your home? Perhaps you had to replace an appliance, purchased a new table for the eat-in area, or added an attached garage that you access through the kitchen. Whatever the circumstance, it’s very possible that the layout of your kitchen wasn’t considered when you made these other upgrades. It’s a great time to reevaluate the space and the way it flows and make any changes you may need.

Do you have the right amount of counter space? According to a Bon Appétit interview with Jeff Potter, author of Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Cooks, and Good Food, the most important rule to follow is the “3×4” rule – you should have three separate counters and they should each be about four feet long. The three counters represent the three phases of the cooking process and the four-feet-long rule allows roughly enough space for all the equipment you’ll use in each phase.

What design will remain timeless and still fit the vibe of the rest of your home? While many kitchen remodels consider current trends that will remain “timeless”, we can all tell when a kitchen was remodeled in the 70s, 80s, or 90s. Our Design team at Boss Cabinetry can help you pick out materials, colors, and hardware that will give you a beautiful kitchen, but will also tie in with the vision you have for the rest of your home.

Ready to get going? Give us a call today to set up your free design consultation!


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