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Embarking on a kitchen redesign? Here are some basics to consider

Kitchen redesign

Have you decided to redesign your kitchen? Kitchen makeovers are always exciting, and the best way to get started is to understand the basics and how each one may or may not work in your kitchen. In this article, the team at Crosstown Plumbing will discuss some basics you should consider for your kitchen makeover.

Space planning

We have to work with the space we’ve got, unless you plan on adding on to your existing kitchen. To start, we recommend making a list of everything you want in your new kitchen that you don’t currently have. Perhaps you want to add an island, or maybe you want a second oven or space for a larger refrigerator. Take precise measurements, research different kitchen shapes (like galley kitchens or open plan kitchens), and understand how many people your new kitchen needs to be able to accommodate. 

Kitchen shape

As mentioned above, two common kitchen spaces are galley and open plan. Other popular shapes include U-shaped and L-shaped kitchens, and the best shape for your new kitchen will depend on the space you have and the features you want in your new space. You may want to draw up several floor plans to understand what will be most functional for you.

Cabinet finishes and countertops

The cabinet finishes you choose for your kitchen redesign will contribute to the look and feel you want. Some popular kitchen cabinet finishes include hardwood, plywood, acrylic, high-gloss laminate, and matte laminate. Similarly, there are several choices when it comes to countertops, like granite, marble, laminate, wood, and stainless steel, to name a few. We recommend thumbing through some kitchen design magazines to see examples of these. 

Granite kitchen countertops

Granite is a popular choice for kitchen countertops because it’s heat-resistant, very durable, and comes in a wide range of colors, all of which have a natural, beautiful look. Although not cheap, many people opt for granite countertops when doing a kitchen redesign because granite has a timeless look that never goes out of style. 

Expert advice for your kitchen makeover in NJ

We recommend consulting with professionals in the early stages of your kitchen redesign. They can explain the art of the possible for your existing space and can help prevent expensive problems and disruptions that might occur down the line. Research and planning are key, and it’ll pay off in the end when you’re enjoying your beautiful new kitchen. 

For more information about Crosstown Plumbing please contact our team today. Discover why so many industry professionals choose us as their trusted New Jersey plumbing supply company for kitchen redesign and much more. 

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