5 Tips to Start Your Kitchen Remodel

Ah, spring. The air is warmer, the sun is out longer, and everyone is thinking about spring cleaning. Why not replace the idea of cleaning with the idea of a remodel? Change your kitchen and you could change your whole house. What are the top five tips to help in your kitchen remodel?

  1. Think about it ahead of time

While this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s important to stop and take a few moments to look around your kitchen. What do you use the most? What do you use the least? It’s from really taking the time to look around that you’ll find what needs to be changed and what doesn’t. From deciding whether or not to build a bigger pantry versus where you want an island to go – brainstorming is key.

  1. Make the fridge central

You may not realize it but your fridge gets the most use out of any of your appliances. You’re constantly going to it for everything from a quick drink to preparing a full meal. Take time to decide where your fridge is going to go so it has a central location. You’re going to want to make sure that you can access it easily and your guests can, too.

  1. Plan your counters

Make sure that you plan your counter space wisely. We recommend having 15 inches of counter on each side of your cooking surface and on the side of your fridge. Not sure what to make your countertop out of? We at Planet Stone can help you with that.

  1. Install multiple outlets

The worst thing that you can do in your kitchen is making it so you don’t have enough outlets. Your appliances will all need an outlet but think of everything else that you may need to plug in. You don’t want to have your mixer halfway across the kitchen when you need it besides you to bake.

  1. Paint it out

The biggest change that you can make is one of the simplest. Try painting. If you have a small kitchen use bright colors to help open it up. Think about how the paint is going to work with your backsplash. Do they look good together?

These are a few ideas for you to kickstart your kitchen remodel. You’ve got plenty to play around with. Just remember to keep these tips in mind and make it fun.

Call 818.890.0810 today to for help with your dream kitchen.