Kitchen / October 23, 2018 / Sarah Bartley.
The stress comes whether or not you’re dipping your hands into the repair or having professionals do the job for you. This is why you should take the time to carefully plan the job, which may involve everything from refurbishing your cabinets to replacing your kitchen countertop. Sketch your idea on paper or use interior design software, take exact measurements, or rely on professionals to do the job for you. Don’t be satisfied with just looking at pictures on the magazines or on the Internet, but strive for a tactile experience when choosing new materials. Will you want an island in your kitchen or will that just be in the way? How will the table fit? You’ll also want to look at where outlets are, keeping in mind where you plan on placing your appliances. You may have to move outlets or plumbing if you’re rearranging your layout. Don’t forget to consider installing extra outlets.
Whether you’re doing it yourself or hiring professionals, accurate dimensions will help you plan well and give the best feeling a paper sketch can provide for how your kitchen will look. Many home improvement stores will have kitchen designers on their staffs, and this is a resource you should take advantage of. They’ll go over your plans with you and possibly have ideas you haven’t considered.