When you first speak to a Sacramento kitchen remodeling contractor about your new kitchen design job, they will undoubtedly have a lot of ideas for you to consider. But it is also a great advantage for you to have some of your own thoughts when going into that first consultation. In today’s day and age, there are many websites that you can surf around on to give you ideas. There are even free design programs available online that you can use to virtually design your own kitchen. Now, this information will certainly not make you the expert that your Sacramento kitchen remodeling contractor is, but it will allow you to better understand the ideas they discuss with you, which will result in a kitchen design that better meets your wants and needs.
Depending on the extent of your kitchen remodeling project, there are many design ideas you may want to educate yourself about. For starters, you should learn about some of the basic kitchen designs like galley, U-shaped, and L-shaped. These design create the canvas that all of the other kitchen design decision you make will be painted on. You also may benefit from having an idea of the basic style you want your kitchen to have, which will be helpful when trying to decide on the look and finish of things like your new appliances. You also need to take note of the amount and location of storage space for the dishware and other items in your kitchen, which will have an effect on the type and location of your new kitchen cabinets and other storage spaces. Then, your Sacramento kitchen remodeling contractor will be able to combine their experience with your thoughts in order to create the kitchen of your dreams!
To learn about more of these kitchen remodeling ideas, please watch the video below:
To discuss these and other kitchen remodeling ideas with an experienced Sacramento contractor, please contact the experts at Russ Johnson Construction today.
SACRAMENTO KITCHEN REMODELING VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Kitchen Remodeling Ideas
NARRATION: Hi. I’m Nadia Geller, interior designer for Homestyler, and I’m going to help you choose a kitchen design for your remodel. It may seem overwhelming at first, but today we’ll break it down to a few basic elements you need to think about.
First off, consider the four basic kitchen designs. Like this one with an island. There is also galley, U-shaped, and L-shaped. This is your biggest decision right here, so you should make it your first. I always like to visualize my ideas using design software. There are some good ones on the Web now. This one, Homestyler, is a free online program that lets you design your kitchen in 2D and 3D, so you can get a pretty good idea of what your kitchen will look like.
If you’re stuck for ideas, start with one from the gallery of pre-made designs.
Now to the appliances. I’m going to experiment with different brands and finishes,
and play around with different combinations. Consider your work triangle, the space you cover when you’re going from stove to sink to refrigerator. What is the most natural and efficient for you? Use the program to explore where you want the appliances. It can really help erase any indecision you may have.
Once you’ve decided on a layout and your appliances, it’s a good time to visit a showroom.
Be sure to print out your designs and your itemized product list directly from Homestyler and bring them with you. There, you can touch and feel the appliances’ surfaces and fixtures, and see if they really live up to your expectations. You may feel differently after you’ve seen the real thing.
Above all else, your kitchen should save you time and effort. With that in mind, take inventory of your kitchen’s appliances and tools. Hanging pots and pans from above can be a great space saver, but if you’re on the short side and you cook a lot, this may not be a good solution. Think of the things you use most, and make sure they’re easy to get to. And storage. Make sure you have a place for everything, like the coffeemaker. Are you okay with it out on the counter, or do you want an appliance garage for it?
Now you’re on your way to a fabulous new kitchen that suits you and your family perfectly.
I’m Nadia Geller. Start designing your dream kitchen today.