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Kitchen remodeling can include a variety of improvements….

When most people take on a kitchen remodeling project, they typically have their focus honed squarely on the end result, without giving a whole lot of thought to the details that go into producing the perfect cooking space. It’s true that a variety of improvements can be made just by replacing appliances or installing a new floor, but when the goal is transformation, here are some things to ponder.

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Like any other type of home renovation project, the first things to consider are the practical elements:

These elements will have the greatest impact upon a kitchen remodeling project. The budget always determines how extensively things will be improved, in terms of materials, appliances and space. Breaking down a wall or adding an addition to accommodate a dream kitchen will obviously be more expensive than updating the appearance of a pre-existing space. The goal should always be to make the most of every dollar and every inch of working space available to not only achieve the look and style desired but also to improve the functionality of the space. Because, when it comes to chopping, frying, baking and broiling, functionality is fundamental.

The more obvious improvements that can be made during a kitchen remodeling project involve:

The layout, size, color and design of the cabinetry play an important role in the overall look of any kitchen. The height of the ceilings and the dimensions of the room should always be considered, when choosing cabinetry. A smaller, poorly lit room can be made to appear even smaller and darker when darker cupboards are installed, which would not be much of an improvement, if the original goal was to make the room appear more spacious. Color considerations should be made for every element of the space, from the countertops to the flooring. They do not all need to be the same color, but they should be complementary.

Backsplashes have become one of the most popular contemporary features of the modern kitchen. They are not only functional to keep foods and beverages from creating unsightly stains on walls, but they can also be used to pull the individual elements of a room together by creating them with tones that incorporate the colors of the cabinets, appliances and flooring.

Having new flooring installed during a kitchen remodeling project is another way of creating ambiance. Rustic stone tiles, polished concrete, warm woods and contemporary laminate flooring options are all available to create an elegant, old-world, country or modern atmosphere in any cooking space. Throw in some new appliances and the right lighting, and a total transformation can be made. Truth be told, simply choosing to renovate or update any single element of a kitchen will often produce amazing results.

The kitchen is considered the heart of the home, and it is more often than not the busiest room in the house, aside from the bathroom. Dinner guests and family member alike always congregate to chat, help cut vegetables and help clean up when the party is over. There are many ways to improve the functionality and style of a cooking space, and some are obviously simpler than others. However, if you are looking into having any type of renovation work done in your kitchen, get in touch with a local design build contractor and see what possibilities and improvement you can create together.

P and P General Contractors is a design build construction company that performs kitchen remodeling in Rockville, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Annapolis, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Potomac, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Chevy Chase and Olney, Maryland as well as Washington DC.