Designing Your Dream Kitchen
Whether you are planning a new home construction, rebuilding your kitchen after major damage, or simply remodeling your kitchen to better suit your needs, planning your ideal kitchen is a vital step in the process. At Anderson & Anderson Construction, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality home renovation or general construction services to all of our clients. Whether you want to renovate your kitchen or build an entirely new house, we are here to help make your dreams a reality. From choosing the correct cabinetry and countertops to suit your style and taste, to designing your kitchen's layout for maximum comfort and utility, the planning process can help you decide what it is you really want out of your kitchen.
Look Critically at Your Current Kitchen
Whether you are remodeling your current kitchen or planning a new one from scratch, the shortcomings of your existing kitchen can help you identify what it is you want in your new one. If your current kitchen does not offer enough storage space, be sure that the design for the new one has plenty. If you need a space for feeding family members in the kitchen, consider adding a breakfast bar or nook to your designs. Need more food prep space than your current layout offers? A kitchen island can go a long way towards adding both counterspace and storage. Additionally, if you are frustrated with the size of any of your appliances, from your refrigerator to your dishwasher, make sure to plan for sizes that would more appropriately suit your household's needs. Many, if not all, of your current kitchen's shortcomings can be rectified with your new home construction plans or even with a full kitchen renovation in your current home.
Imagine Your Ideal Kitchen
When you think of your ideal kitchen, what functions does it serve? Is it a well-organized chef's kitchen, ready to prepare elaborate meals? Is it a warm and welcoming family kitchen, the hub of your household's activity? Maybe it is some combination of the two, or something else entirely. It is likely that you have a specific feeling and function in mind when you imagine your new kitchen, but it is possible that you aren't sure how that translates into a real-world design yet. If you are having trouble visualizing concrete details of your dream kitchen, start with the general functions you want it to serve and how you want it to feel. Once you have that in mind, flip through home design and décor magazines or search the internet for kitchen inspiration. Create a mood board that helps you pin down which kitchen design ideas best capture the mood and functions that you are aiming for.
Consider Your Space
If you are planning your kitchen for a new home construction, you likely have some leeway with the size of your kitchen, which gives you much more freedom when it comes to planning your layout, appliance, cabinets, etc. However, if you are remodeling your existing kitchen, you are much more likely to have restrictions on the size of your updated kitchen. When planning your kitchen, take the size of the space into account. Small kitchens can feel bigger if you select light colors and maximize both natural and artificial light in the room. If your kitchen feels dark and cramped, consider opening up the space with open shelving against light walls instead of bulky upper cabinets. In addition to making your kitchen feel bigger, look for smart storage solutions to help you find ways to make the best use of your kitchen real estate without feeling overcrowded. For example, a hanging pot rack can do double-duty as a statement piece and as clever storage. Using that vertical space to display and store your pots and pans is a great way to free up cabinet storage for other cookware. Even if you are building a new home from scratch and have plenty of room for your new kitchen, it is always best to minimize wasted space. Consult with the general construction experts at Anderson & Anderson for clever design tips to eliminate wasted space in your new kitchen!
Modern Updates Meets Timeless Elegance
Designing an all-new kitchen allows you to create a beautiful space that will suit your tastes. However, be careful to consider the longevity of your design choices. You will have your brand new kitchen for years, if not decades, so you want your space to hold up against changing styles throughout the years. Creating an updated kitchen that combines modern sensibilities and style with elements of classic design can help make your kitchen an aesthetically appealing room for years to come. Plus, if you ever decide to sell your home, a timeless yet updated kitchen can really help your home appeal to buyers.
Whether you are ready to plan a new home construction or are simply looking for professional construction services for a kitchen remodeling project, Anderson & Anderson Construction and Consulting has the expertise to make sure that your dream project becomes the reality you have always hoped for. Serving Cook and Will counties in Illinois, and the greater Northwest Indiana region, Anderson & Anderson has decades of experience with home remodeling and new home construction projects. No project is too big or too small for our experienced team, so contact us today to get started!
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