Remodeling your kitchen can usually give you a return on investment, as long as you make the right renovations. If you are planning to make some renovations to your kitchen, then you should focus on improving it in a way that will simplify your daily routines, rather than making lavish remodels. There are a couple of simple kitchen renovations that you can make to your home that will do just that.
Improve Your Work Triangle
The work triangle in your kitchen consists of three areas, the refrigerator, stove and sink. If you don’t have easy and fast access to all of these things, you should consider making renovations, so that they are in a more convenient location. By doing this, it will make cooking a whole lot easier and much quicker.
Build a Kitchen Pantry
Instead of having everything stuffed in your cupboards, you can have a walk-in pantry built by a contractor. These are quite popular because they create more space in cabinets and allow for better organization. If you don’t have enough kitchen space to have a walk-in pantry built, you can instead use a pull-out pantry. By having a pantry in your kitchen, it can help to minimize traffic coming through your work triangle while you are trying to cook.
Make Use of All Space
Why let space go to waste when you can use it to make your job in the kitchen more efficient? For instance, you can have cabinets installed on additional wall space that you have or you can even have them installed all the way to the ceiling. Some people have shelves and baskets added to provide additional storage space. A hanging rack is another way to provide more storage for your pots and pans.
Use Appliances to Make Your Job Easier
By having a dishwasher installed in your kitchen, you can take time off from washing dishes three times a day. When looking for a dishwasher or other appliances, make sure that it is energy efficient, especially if you plan to use it often. Just look for the Energy Star rating to determine how energy efficient the dishwasher or other appliance is.
Remodel an Area Specifically for Your Children
Kids like to snack after school, so why not give them a designated area where they can sit and enjoy meals and snacks? An example would be to have additional counter space installed, or if you already have enough, simply purchase stools, so that they can sit there. You can also have lower shelves installed to make it easier for your children to reach their snacks and beverages.
A lot of homeowners focus too much on installing high-end materials, such as hardwood floors, granite countertops and solid wood cabinets. However, when you remodel your kitchen, you should be more focused on its functionality.
When you need to have your kitchen remodeled, give the licensed contractors at CA Green Remodeling a call for a free quote.