We’re asked all the time about remodeled kitchen ideas, since we’ve been remodeling kitchens for over 60 years. In that time, we’ve created some incredibly beautiful and functional kitchens for families in the Plymouth and Ann Arbor areas.
Which means, we’ve learned some great tips and ideas along the way. So, we thought we’d pull out some of our best for you.
Remodeled kitchen ideas
1. Get professionals involved
You absolutely should spend time thinking about the space you want to have and the features you want. Explore. Talk to friends and family. Get all your ideas together, so you have a clear picture of what you like and what you’d like to have.
Then, call in a professional to help you make it happen.
I can’t tell you how many times we’ve been called after someone started a project themselves or who was overwhelmed even in the planning of their kitchen project. Not to mention, if you really want a personalized space, you need to work with someone who knows how to design and create spaces around specific ideas, functionality, tasks or features.
Get a high-value and experienced design and build company to remodel your kitchen. For instance, here at Stella Contracting, we have over 60 years kitchen remodeling experience. We also have Certified Kitchen Designers on our team, as well as professionally trained craftsmen and contractors. We even working with Occupational Therapists who can help guide design for creating more accessibility in your home.
2. Know your “must-haves”
Do your research on the features, appliances, functionality, etc. that you really, really want in your new kitchen. Think a second sink would make preparing food easier? Are you wanting to make cabinets and shelves easier to get into with fully extended drawers, or pull-down or lift-up cabinets?
Get your list of kitchen features together and talk with your Remodeler about them.
3. Amenities you may not think about
If your like most of the people looking for remodeled kitchen ideas, there are going to be any number of things you wished you’d thought of. Here are a few popular, but less thought of, ideas.
- Under-cabinet task lighting
- Sit-down work or cooking areas
- Double ovens
- Drawer dishwasher
- Appliance garage
- Deep Drawers
- Tray Storage Cabinet
- Open or see-through cabinets
- Bar Sink
- Trash and Recycling
- Touch or touchless faucets
4. Focus on what you do
Probably the best advice we could ever give about what to put in your new kitchen is focus on what you do there and how you do it.
Do you love to entertain? Or, do you mostly just cook for the family?
Are you passionate and creative cook? Or, do you just cook when you need to?
Are you a follow directions to the “t” and stay organized type of person? Or, more creative and easy going?
Craft the space around those things.
5. If possible, opt for more space
This is actually my second best tip. If you can, always try to get more kitchen space or more open space.
You’re thinking, “Well, he wants to get a bigger remodeling project.” And, though I would not normally turn down a larger project, that isn’t why I say that.
I have never had a client tell me they wished their kitchen was smaller.
Contrast that with, I’ve have plenty of clients and homeowners over the years tell me they wish they had made their kitchen larger.
That, and when it’s 8 years down the road and you’re wanting to do something new with the kitchen, space gives you options you don’t have if it is smaller.
Just food for thought.