Important Considerations When Planning To Remodel Your Kitchen

by | Sep 26, 2016 | Construction and Maintenance


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If there is any one room in the house that should reflect the lifestyle of the home owners, it is the kitchen. The kitchen is a place that should accommodate you need for space both for your family and for storage. The kitchen needs to comfortably accommodate your cooking needs; it should complement the overall style of your home and speak volumes about you personally.

There are a number of important factors that should be taken into account:


In a busy place like a kitchen, every square inch of space is important. Unless you are planning to actually enlarge the kitchen, it is the existing space that dictates the layout. You have to plan the layout to accommodate your wishes, if you want an island, if you want an additional sink for food prep or if you want more storage space, it must fit.

Of course, a Chicago kitchen remodeling project is not necessarily tied down to the current space. It may be possible to knock out a wall and take space from an adjoining room or you could build an addition outside the current footprint of the house. These are all things that must be discussed with your kitchen designers.

Existing layout:

You don’t have to pay too much attention to the way your kitchen is currently laid out. In many cases the location of doors and windows can be changed as can the plumbing and electrical infrastructure.

When you are considering the layout think about:

   *   The way you move around your kitchen

   *   Are you happy with the work flow?

   *   Can you move the sink, or refrigerator or stove?

   *   Does your kitchen work with more than one person involved in cooking?

These are just a few of the things that your remodeling contractor can help you with.

A successful Chicago kitchen remodeling project is one where a great deal of time is spent in the planning stage. Once the plan is set in stone and the budget properly developed, try not to make any changes in material, finishes, appliances, layout, etc.

If you are tired of your kitchen you are probably ready to undertake a Chicago kitchen remodeling project. To get the project off on the right foot and to ensure that you are pleased with the results you are invited to contact Greenside Design Build online at

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