NYC Kitchen Remodeling Information

By Danielle Miller

14 December 2015 3minutes

What You May Not Know About Kitchen Remodeling

April 18, 2012

Whether a kitchen remodeling project involves the simple installation of a new sink or removing all four walls to completely renovate a large dining area, the planning, preparation and construction of a kitchen remodeling job needs to be approached practically and professionally by experienced individuals intimate with all aspects of kitchen remodeling. For New York City homeowners thinking about remodeling their kitchen without the assistance of licensed, expert contractors, what you may not know about kitchen remodeling may make you think twice before plunging into such a complicated project.

Some things to remember before remodeling a kitchen:

The layout you chose is one that you will have to live with unless you want to undergo another long and arduous remodeling session. Think about how you use your kitchen in regards to the household as a whole. Plan the renovation carefully by focusing on the needs of the home and the best way to incorporate the most convenient and attractive layout possible.

How many family members are usually in the kitchen at one time? Only one? More than four? What sort of space is needed to comfortably accommodate everyone who needs to use the kitchen? Should you install more than one work station? Would a kitchen island work well or should you stick with a spacious middle area capable of containing a large dining room table and use countertops as work spaces?

It helps to hire a good, dependable contractor to ensure that all technicalities are established prior to the start of the project. MyHome technicians can skillfully answer these questions regarding:

Counter space appropriate for the size of your kitchen
Floor space needed to safely accommodate all desired appliances and furniture
How to create enough uncluttered space to keep traffic moving freely through the kitchen
Where the best spots are to add extra windows that facilitate daytime illumination
Setting a budget that includes everything you want in your new kitchen and not going over that budget

Unfortunately, one of the biggest drawbacks of attempting to remodel your kitchen without the help of professional remodelers is allowing the excitement of the project to overwhelm the ability to make practical decisions. With many different styles of kitchen cabinets, appliances, countertops, accessories and window treatments from which to choose, many homeowners forget all about a budget and purchase unnecessary items because they appeal to them.

Later, when attempting to renovate the kitchen by themselves, some homeowners realize they bought too many “unessentials” and do not know what to do with them. Or else they simply purchased the wrong items altogether and have to take the time to return items while remaining unsure as to what they need.

To avoid the frustration, confusion and inadvertent expense of preparing to remodel your kitchen by yourself, think about contacting a licensed, established remodeling company like New York City’s MyHome to do the job for you. With experienced technicians helping you decide the preliminary plans, purchasing the correct items and performing all installation procedures, you will save money, time and probably much of your sanity!