Philadelphians love to eat. Hence they love to cook too and with family or friends is truly an event to be celebrated.
Without the right tools, however, making a meal can be a downright hassle. Like many things, from time to time a kitchen needs a little work to perform at its best.
So before you plan your next kitchen design, and you start looking out for a new remodel for your kitchen, these Philadelphia kitchen remodeling facts will give you a good idea of what to expect.
In Philadelphia, many homes are 50+ years old, the function is a huge issue. Along with new, more efficient appliances, kitchen remodels will often focus on optimizing the existing space by using modern appliances according to the latest trends while keeping the authenticity and charm of the original. Kitchen remodels are considered one of the best investments you can make to increase the value of your home.
The closer you get to Center City, the more likely it is that space will be the deciding factor in what you can and cannot do with your kitchen remodel. Philadelphia homes are low on floor space and can be best often improved by pulling everything out (old appliances) and starting afresh. This allows you and your kitchen remodeler to design the most efficient and attractive space possible. During this process, it is also recommended to replace outdated plumbing and wiring.
Since many Philadelphia homes are extremely close to the neighboring houses, you may even want to give your neighbors a schedule or timeframe as remodeling might take up a good part of a year.
Things to Consider Before You Update Your Kitchen:
In smaller homes there is not much scope of tearing down the walls of the kitchen as the other rooms might be affected by renovation. Hence working with the existing floor and wall space is a good idea. Using the countertop effectively is the key. The appliances such as the hob, oven, dishwasher etc can be fitted underneath the countertop with an inbuilt sink. Accordingly the plumbing and wiring can be done. The cabinets can be refurbished and you can also install a ductless chimney in between the cabinets (above the hob). The wall if any can be re-painted and open shelves and hanging hooks can be installed so as to enable you use that space too. The lighting fixtures should be installed so as to illuminate the cook top well.
All the above can be achieved by the help of a good contractor or a kitchen remodeler and within your stipulated budget and a set timeframe. Listed below are few pointers when you decide to remodel your kitchen:
- Do you prefer an open or closed Kitchen
- Measuring your kitchen
- Planning the kitchen correctly
- Selecting correct cabinet style
- Use size of the kitchen wisely- If you have a beautiful small kitchen then you can’t be able to place an island in the center of it. However, if its space allows, you can choose to place an overhanging countertop in the corner of the kitchen.
Look for designing experts who will take the time to come to your home and carefully measure your kitchen, skillfully design a layout based on your vision for your kitchen. Hope the above points will help you in remodeling your kitchen.