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Two Ways To Ensure Your Kitchen Remodel Is A Success

Are you finally remodeling your kitchen to make it more modern, and you have complete control over what the kitchen will be like? If so, it will help to follow these tips to ensure your kitchen remodeling is a success.

Plan The Space Out With Floor Plans

The very first thing you need to do is plan the space by looking at a floor plan. This is crucial to ensure that you have the clearance that you need to do what you want to do. When people do not start with a floor plan, they end up running into situations where certain doors do not have clearance or the space is simply too tight to work in with multiple people. For example, you will want a large open area in front of your oven. You not only need it to be big enough to accommodate the open oven door, but to comfortably stand in front of it to get things in and out of the oven. 

You'll also want to make sure that you have a proper kitchen triangle in place. This is the position of the three main aspects of a kitchen that you use on a daily basis and minimizes the amount of walking that you do between these areas. That's why it's crucial to put your refrigerator, sink, and stove close to each other. Separating a sink and refrigerator with an island is going to make working in your kitchen quite difficult.

Create Plenty Of Counter Space 

It's not just important that you have counter space in a kitchen, but you have usable counter space. It's easy to look at a kitchen layout and see plenty of counter space, but have it disappear when you account for all of the items that you place on your counter because you use them on a daily basis. It can help to block out countertop spaces when you know appliances and other items will be placed in those areas. Then look at the remaining space and determine if it is enough to work for you.

When planning the position for a stove and sink, you'll want to make sure you have usable counter space on both sides of them. Putting either the stove or sink against a wall is going to be problematic when you don't have room to with on both sides. 

An island is an easy way to gain more counter space, but only if you have room for it. Make sure that the island doesn't cut into any clearance that you need when planning out the space.