The kitchen is the hub of your home, so it is no wonder that a well thought out renovation to that space can offer a 130% return on that investment.
Artisan Contracting by J. Ott in Halton Region stresses the importance of pre-planning your kitchen renovation for day to day functionality and resale considerations. The old designs of the 50’s and 60’s have given way to new trends in lifestyle and space. Open concepts are an excellent option for a major kitchen renovation and can open that gathering space to other living spaces in your home.
The old theory of triangular design – the stove, fridge and sink – have transformed into work stations. Three of these work stations are the prep station which includes the fridge, counter and often a second sink; the cooking station and the cleaning station.
Artisan Contracting recommends an island if space allows. It offers a place for friends and family to enter the kitchen area and socialize but provides a buffer from the actual work station. These key elements determined in the pre planning stage of your kitchen renovation will provide a high functioning space that fits your needs and offer the wow factor that home buyers are looking for when purchasing a new home.
Considering the importance of the investment and the return value, consulting with a professional contractor like Artisan is part of that investment. They can help you make the important decisions such as overall design, floor and counter surfaces, lighting and cabinetry. By walking through a kitchen renovation in an orderly fashion, drawing up a design based on those decisions and consulting with a cabinet maker for final decisions; your project can streamline to completion.
An important thing to remember is this is your home and your dream kitchen. Share clippings and photos with your contractor so they have a good sense of what you like but don’t be so set in your ways that you neglect to take the advice of their expertise.
To learn more about the value added to your home through a kitchen renovation visit the website for Artisan Contracting by J. Ott.