10 Things Pittsburgher’s Should Know About Kitchen Remodeling in 2023
As you probably know, the kitchen is an important part of the house. It’s not just where your body gets the nourishment it needs, it’s also a center point for your family’s experiences. Pittsburghers are serious about their kitchens, so today we are going to discuss what you must know before remodeling your kitchen in 2023.
In this article we are going to cover the most important points to think about as you consider remodeling your kitchen.
Remodeling your kitchen should be about a major purpose. For example, it shouldn’t just be about changing a paint color. Instead, it should focus on improving your kitchen to make food preparation easier for you and your family. You might want to maximize space, get bigger cabinets, redirect the plumbing, or reposition the kitchen counter. Do this to get great culinary experiences always.
2. Remodel Type
Determine which type of kitchen remodel you want. It could be a minor, mid-scale, or major remodel. If you don’t consider the type of remodeling you need upfront, costs could get out of control.
3. Go for what Lasts
Consider quality over beauty when picking your kitchen appliances – stove, dishwasher, refrigerator, mixer, etc. Also, consider ease of use, efficiency, and longevity. Failure to go for quality appliances can cause your cost of ownership to be higher than you think in the long run.
Work surfaces made of wood, granite, or marble would be okay. These materials don’t crack, are easy to maintain, and are resistant to heat. These are all available in Pittsburgh. If you don’t consider the kind of cooking you will be doing or pick the wrong type you may cause unexpected damage.
5. Kitchen Shape
Consider which kitchen shape would match your taste and the structure of your home. You could pick the L shape, Galley Kitchen, U shape, etc. Having an awkward kitchen shape that isn’t functional might could cause you not to like the kitchen even if it looks great.
Before everything gets set, plan how to clean up and secure your appliances. This clean-up plan should also extend to your worktops, walls, and floor. Without a well-thought maintenance plan, your kitchen would become home for rodents and your appliances might damage easily.
The floor speaks volume about your kitchen. For remodeling, examples of durable floors you can get, are cork, vinyl, hardwood, etc. They are also non-slippery and prevent accidents.
If you have pets, choose hardwoods like oak, bamboo, or walnut for your floor. These types protect against scratches and stains from urine, especially if you coat the hardwood with urethane. Also, you can use the LVT (Luxury Vinyl Tile) floor. It will protect your floor from scratches and will prevent stains when you wipe them immediately.
With cabinets, you can organize your utensils, food, condiments, etc. Quality materials for cabinets you should consider are boards, solid timber, etc. Low quality cabinets are noisy and flimsy and they may also get damaged by fluids.
9. The Budget
Knowing that the budget for remodeling your kitchen is a two-way thing is important. First, you need to determine the cost of the remodeling you want. Next, you need to weigh this cost against your property’s worth.
Ensure your proposed kitchen renovation cost is not too low or high compared to your property’s worth. If the cost is too low, you might devalue your property. On the other hand, if it is too high, you might not make the remodel money back.
10. You need a Professional
Getting a contractor to help you bring your dream kitchen to life is important. It wouldn’t be a bad idea if you could handle some of the renovation processes independently. However, you must note that some aspects of kitchen remodeling may seem easy, but they require a high level of expertise. Without involving trained professionals, simple mistakes may cause your budget to spiral out of control, and you may end up spending more than expected.
If you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen, you have to plan properly. Ensure that your plan covers the points raised in this blog post for a successful remodel.
In this article we have covered some of the most important points but there are others to think about depending on your situation and needs.
By reading this you are taking an important step in making sure you do the research that you need to ensure great results. You can print this out and keep it handy when you are shopping and use it as a cheat sheet when you are talking to contractors.
Strukture contracting is Pittsburgh’s leading provider for Kitchen, Basement and Bathroom remodeling. We provide free estimates and we would love to talk to you about your remodeling project. Call and ask us about our 3D free floor planning services with any kitchen project!