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February 15, 2019

Out of all the rooms in your home, your kitchen is likely the toughest when it comes to nailing the remodeling design. The reason for this is a truly well-designed kitchen requires a delicate balance of form and function. Before Craftsman Construction takes the plunge into your kitchen renovation project, look at these three functional kitchen design factors.

1. Start with the Fundamentals

Pump the breaks and check the side and rearview mirrors before you roll out on Redesign Road. The very first thing you’ll want to think about for your new kitchen is the overall functionality. Having gorgeous cabinets and gleaming hardwood floors won’t do you much good if you can’t float easily and unencumbered from your sink to your fridge to your stove. Let these three become the foundation on which the rest of your renovation rests.

2. Invest with Your Head, Not Your Heart

No matter the size of your redesign budget, you’ll want to buy your appliances first (high quality ones at that) before you decide how much to spend on cabinets, fixtures, flooring and lighting. Again, you’ve got to start with the fundamentals before you take care of the smaller, but no less unimportant, details. You may not want to, but once you start using your new kitchen, you’ll most certainly be glad you did.

3. A Well-Ventilated Kitchen is a Happy Kitchen

If you do a lot of cooking, it’s vital that you include proper ventilation into your redesign. You don’t want to smell lingering traces of roasted Brussels sprouts from two days ago, do you? Common kitchen ventilation system options include:

  • Chimney style vents
  • Hood inserts
  • Wall mounted vents
  • Down draft venting

For additional ways to bring out the best in your kitchen redesign without bringing out everything in your wallet, be sure to check out this article. And for an estimate on your redesign, feel free to give Craftsman Construction a call at 540-908-2030.

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