Building a new kitchen isn’t the type of thing you do everyday. In fact, you may only undertake this type of project just once or twice in your lifetime. Therefore, it’s easy to see how you could make choices that you could ultimately come to regret. So how can you ensure that you build a new kitchen that you’ll love for many years to come? That’s exactly what we’ll explore in today’s article from the Scranton general contractors at Rudis Enterprises, LLC.
Choose the Right Builder and Kitchen Designer
One of the most important elements of your new home building project is to choose the right builder and architect for the project. If the construction is shoddy or the design of the kitchen is just all wrong, then you’re going to have lots of regrets in the future. There’s an old saying of build it right instead of building it twice and this is definitely true with your kitchen.
So take the time to view examples of kitchens that the builder and designer have created in the past. You’ll find that some are more in line with your personal tastes and expectations, whereas others just aren’t the right pick. Whenever possible, view the builder’s work in person.
Don’t Go Too Trendy
It may be tempting to get some super trendy cabinets or other design elements, but this can be a bad move because very trendy elements tend to date your home. And once they’re out of vogue, these elements fast become an eyesore.
Therefore, it’s generally best to stick to the classics. If you are tempted to include trendy elements, opt for elements that are relatively easy to replace, such as fixtures or drawer pulls and handles (whereas if you opt for hyper trendy cabinetry, this will be costly and very inconvenient to replace down the road.)
Carefully Consider Sink and Appliance Layout
Deciding on the sink placement is a critical decision. You may even opt to get more than one sink, which is an increasingly common trend that allows for greater convenience. Confer with other family members when evaluating sink placement and consider the positives and negatives of the positions you are considering.
You should have the same conversation about your appliances, specifically, the dishwasher and refrigerator. Think of how you will move through the kitchen as you prepare a meal. Think of how others will move through the kitchen too and consider which appliance locations would be best both for the cook and for overall traffic flow.
Include More Storage Space Than You Believe You Need
Homeowners are always underestimating the amount of storage space that they need in the kitchen. Plus, you’ll probably never hear a homeowner complain that they opted for too much storage space! So include lots of cabinetry, drawer space and if possible, add a kitchen island too.
Kitchen islands offer more versatility, more counter space, added seating space if you opt for a bar area, and — of course — more storage space!
Trust Your Home Improvements to a Top Scranton Contractor
At Rudis Enterprises, LLC, we offer a full range of Scranton building and home improvement services, including new kitchens, new bathrooms, additions, renovations and eco-friendly home improvement services, designed to improve home value and boost energy efficiency. We also handle urgent repairs, such as broken windows, damage from fallen trees, and beyond. We serve Scranton and the surrounding region of Pennsylvania.
To get help with your home improvement project, contact Rudis Enterprises, a top Northeastern Pennsylvania and Scranton contractor by calling 570.591.2453 or stop by our contact form to send your project details.