The holidays are a time to enjoy family and friends, but you can’t do that if you are all crammed into a small, inefficient kitchen. Give yourself the perfect gift this holiday season: a brand new kitchen!
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the place where we eat, work, entertain and simply enjoy time spent together. There is more than just food found here — family memories are made in the kitchen. So isn’t it time to create the kind of space you can’t help but love?
Ideas Perfect for Entertaining
So how do you make your kitchen more comfortable for holiday get-togethers? One idea is to widen the walkways throughout the room. Making the walkways at least 42 inches wide will provide plenty of room for the cook to do his or her work while also allowing family members to walk in and out of the space with ease.
If you don't have a kitchen island, this might be the perfect time to get one! Islands are great because they add style to your kitchen and are incredibly functional. Just make sure you give your island a purpose — is it a breakfast nook or more of a prep station? You'll want to design it accordingly for each function.
Lastly, think about your counter space. The more counter space you have, the less stressed you're going to be when you have guests over. There will be plenty of room to prep food, store kitchen utensils and anything else you need to avoid a headache during the holidays.
Planning Your Kitchen Renovation
Just the thought of a home renovation can send some homeowners into a panic. There’s no need to worry when choosing Quality Craftsman. We're the area’s premier remodeling company. Our team of dedicated professionals is ready to help you through every detail of your kitchen renovation. From the planning to the construction, our general contractor will make it a priority to deliver your project on time and within budget.
But first, there are a few things you need to consider. When designing your new kitchen be sure to think about:
- The budget. Without a clear cut budget, any home renovation budget can veer off track. Set a budget early in the process to help guide you through the decision-making.
- The necessities. Consider the “must haves” for your new kitchen. Maybe you have your heart set on a new layout. Great! But realize that is going to be costly and might mean having to find other areas to save on. During this initial planning stage, list all of the necessities that must be incorporated, such as custom cabinetry, upgraded appliances, lighting, granite countertops, new flooring and more.
- Your expectations. Everyone has different expectations when remodeling their home. While one person may be most interested in upgrading their space for more style or to look trendier, another may be after something more practical, like efficiency. What is it that you want to accomplish with your home renovation project? Once you have determined the real reasons for your kitchen remodel, you will be able to better meet your expectations.
- The timetable. Any size kitchen renovation is going to take time. Planning a complete re-do weeks before the holiday could cause unneeded stress during this season of family and fun. Consider the time you have to work with when determining the scale of the project. A basic upgrade may only take a few weeks, but if you are planning to order custom cabinets and change the footprint of the space, you may need to allocate more time to the project.
Why Quality Craftsmen?
When it is time to renovate, there is only one company to call: Quality Craftsmen. We strive to surpass each client’s expectations and deliver a superior product. Call today for a free in-home estimate and get your new kitchen ready in time for the holiday season!