Kitchen Remodeling in Northern Virginia & Montgomery County, Maryland
by Summit Design Remodeling
Designing Your Kitchen
A good kitchen remodeling project always starts with a good design plan. Kitchen remodeling is the art of applying design skills, creativity and considerable knowledge to create a space that forms the dream of our clients and their living requirements. There are many reasons to undertake a kitchen remodel including:
- The existing kitchen may have outlived it usefulness.
- The family may have outgrown the kitchen's capacity
It may just be time to give your kitchen a fresh look. Homeowners are often amazed when they hear from real estate professionals that the useful life of a kitchen is 10 to 12 years.
There are many levels of kitchen remodeling including:
- Refresh your existing kitchen. This can be accomplished by installing new appliances, counter tops, back splash, lighting and/or flooring
- Renew. Start over with a clean slate in the existing space.
- Expand. Expand the existing kitchen by adding onto your existing house.
No matter what level of kitchen remodeling project you want to undertake, there will be many decisions. Since there are hundreds of options available for the various components for your kitchen, narrowing down what you like will help facilitate the design process. Begin by accumulating and assembling ideas of what you like: for example, pictures and clippings from magazines, web sites, conversations with neighbors who have remodeled their kitchens, brochures, etc.
Once assembled, you are ready to begin the design phase of the project. A design consultant from Summit Design Remodeling will help you determine your wants and desires for your new kitchen, how to best utilize the space, if it's feasible to add on to your home to expand the space, determine the best layout to accommodate cabinets and storage needs, and to establish a workable budget.
Kitchen Expansions & Additions
Many times remodeling a kitchen within the confines of the existing space does not allow you the liberty to incorporate modern features and change the layout to meet your ever-changing family needs. Many times a kitchen addition can solve this problem. We all know that the kitchen is the most important room in the house, not only from a return on investment prospective, but also from a chef's viewpoint. Kitchens are typically where families and friends congregate. Kitchens are no longer just a place to cook.
Get started today by contacting Summit Design Remodeling to arrange to have an experienced design consultant show you how our design process can help you create a kitchen that is both functional and stunning.
For more remodeling tips and ideas, please visit Summit's blog and read our kitchen articles.