Now that you’ve assessed your kitchen space, considered budget and potential resources, it is time to contact a few companies or contractors who might do the work. Remodeling a kitchen is like no other remodeling project as it must include both form and function. Unlike a bedroom in which furniture and furnishings may be moved around with…
Memorial Day is my favorite of what I’ve begun calling “Good Eatin’” holidays – those where a lot of time is spent in the kitchen (both cooking and socializing) and the delicious results are always worth the work.
Let’s take a look at some of the projects that we have highlighted in the past and discuss some tips and processes to think about when planning your kitchen renovation. The kitchen is one of the selling points of your home and can reap the biggest rewards of a design update. When considering a total revamp of your space the first step is to relax! We start our design projects with a lifestyle assessment form that helps to put your needs and layout desires into words. By making a list of all of the dinnerware, silverware, countertop appliances, pots, pans, and everything that is used in the kitchen we are able to create storage solutions that will house all of these items.
The kitchen is truly the heart and soul of the home and can easily be designed to express the lifestyle and personalities of the people who live there. The next entry in our series looks at a kitchen designed to accommodate a vegan lifestyle. A vegan diet, in essence, is the absence of animal products; meat, fish, poultry, eggs, etc. A typical vegan diet consists of all grains, beans, legumes, vegetables, fruit, and the numerous combinations of these tasty ingredients. The windows in this kitchen and the breathtaking views create the perfect backdrop for this nature inspired kitchen of your dreams. The oversized island is a great place to display baskets of produce as well as provide ample space for food preparation.
Welcome to the third in our series of “A Kitchen For:” where we are featuring a few of our kitchens and the lifestyles of the owners who now enjoy them. As an amateur chef, recipe tester for Cooks Illustrated, and kitchen remodeler, I personally appreciate this kitchen made for a chef. Your lifestyle should dictate the choices you make when designing and remodeling a new kitchen, but I think you’ll agree that there are many features of this kitchen that make it a winner. First, there is a ton of counter space for prepping and plating, many burners and ovens for multiple-pan cooking, and tons of cabinet space…
I wrote previously about two tools we use in our process of a kitchen (or bath) design and remodel (see Getting Ready to Remodel? Part I) and I wanted to continue exploring the process. Once your kitchen remodel is underway, a key step is setting up your temporary kitchen.
As a general rule, a person may remodel his or her kitchen (or other rooms in the house) only once in her lifetime. It’s not hard to understand that the process of designing and remodeling a space may be a daunting task and the questions are many.