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Practical Considerations for Kitchen Remodeling

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, carefully consider how you most often use the space to make sure you are getting the design that works best for your needs. Given the area you have to work with, you'll want to consider how much and how often you cook, the preparation space needed, cabinet space, appliance space, and the general design of your home.


Do you cook a lot? If you do, make sure your appliances will fit your needs. You'll want to look at burner size and space, oven space and desired oven type (single or double). Will you have to make additional room for the appliances in your design? If you are expanding the size of your equipment in the area, you may have to plan on other areas for cabinet or counter space.

Preparation Space

Think about how much space you will need in preparing food in your kitchen. Counter tops come in a variety of materials and designs, but some types are more suited to heavy use than others. Granite, laminate, stainless steel, and solid surface are just a few of the types you may choose from. Talk with your kitchen remodeling professional about the way you will most use your counter tops so they can recommend the best options.


Cabinets can be both functional and an important style point in this room. First, consider how much space you need for dishes, bowls, pans, utensils, and all your food preparation materials. You'll also need to think about how much of this space will be used for pantry items or if you have another area for that. If you don't have enough cabinets as part of the counter top area, there are many other alternatives to storage that may fit in with your design.


You may have your stove and oven taken care of when thinking about your cooking preferences, but you'll also need to plan for the other appliances in your kitchen remodeling design. If you are changing refrigerators, consider if that new model you've had your eye on will actually fit in your space. A microwave may fit easily over a stove or on a separate counter or island so it is more readily accessible when other cooking is going on.

Dining Area

Decide if you will have a place for family and friends to eat in the kitchen or if you will enjoy meals most often in a separate dining room. You may want a raised counter space where you can have bar stools for quick or informal meals. If you do want a dining area, make sure you have planned the space so that there is ample room to move around preparing and serving the food.

Talk to different kitchen remodeling professionals early in your planning process. They can talk with you about the different options to meet your design and budget needs.

Huntsville, AL residents trust Twickenham Homes & Remodeling when they're considering kitchen remodeling for their homes

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