For most, the biggest use of the kitchen is for the Thanksgiving feast. It is a great test to see if it meets your needs for cooking and entertaining. How easy was it to prepare and deliver the courses? To gather and enjoy your loved ones? If one needs some kitchen remodeling, the optimal time to start the process to be done in time for the holidays is by September.
Make a list of what more you would like your kitchen to be able to do. More room for multiple cooks? More storage to have clear counters? Do you want a walk in pantry? Would you like to have informal dining of the best views of your backyard? Warming drawers to keep food hot until it is time to serve? When you have a good idea of the functional needs of the kitchen, start gathering digital photos for the look you want for your kitchen. Internet sites such as Houzz and Pinterest makes it easier to define your personal style.
More people want professional looking appliances, and according to a market survey done by Frigidaire, 96% of those wanting to do a kitchen remodeling project, want the appliances to be scaled for typical use rather than the large gourmet chef size. Appliance manufacturers have heard, and are offering more professional grade appliance options for home cooks. There are more options in free standing ranges—including having an induction cooktop, better organized and more efficient refrigerators, and more powerful and shorter cycle dishwashers. Stainless steel now comes in smudge proof finishes requiring less maintenance effort.
Contact a reputable design-build remodeler that with their experience offer the added details for a great kitchen remodeling design, help with selections, and offers the experience to help with the details that you would not even think of that will make the difference you will enjoy for many years to come!
Happy kitchen remodeling!