Kitchen cabinets, which are one of the most defining characteristics of a kitchen, can be considered the most important aspect of any modern, transitional or traditional kitchen redesign or remodel. Kitchen cabinetry defines the functionality as well as the overall appearance of a kitchen and interior space. Therefore, when planning a kitchen redesign, it is important to consider several factors before purchasing your new kitchen cabinets. Read through this blog post by Modiani Kitchens with important tips regarding your kitchen redesign to make sure you keep all essential considerations and facts in mind prior to deciding on which cabinetry to use for your custom kitchen space.
Tip 1: Understand Your Expectations and Goals
Going into a remodel or kitchen design project without a plan is futile and can lead to frustration. In order to plan a successful kitchen project, you must first be aware of what you expect from it. How do you intend to use your kitchen space once the new kitchen cabinets have been installed? What is your goal with regards to the installation of the new cabinetry? Do you want more storage space, more ease of moving about your interior space, or are you simply looking to improve the appearance of your kitchen? Depending on what you want out of your custom kitchen project overall, you will need to employ different approaches of actually going about your kitchen redesign project.
Tip 2: Be Aware of What You Don’t Want
It is usually uncommon for a kitchen redesign project to be born out of a complete satisfaction with a current situation. What is it about your current kitchen cabinetry that isn’t sitting well with you? Knowing what it is that you don’t like about your current kitchen cabinet design will help you to make decisions about your new American or Italian kitchen cabinets that you will be happy with long term. Whether it is styling, height, organization, or layout of your kitchen, you will want to go into your new cabinet project aware of what to avoid, so you can integrate a kitchen that perfectly meets all your standards and expectations.
Tip 3: Consider Your Future Plans
Do you plan to stay in your home long-term, or are the kitchen cabinets that you are installing going to be contributing to the value of the home for resale? When you are installing cabinetry in your home, there is a great deal of customization that can occur – if it is appropriate. However, if you are not going to be staying in the home very long, customizing kitchen cabinetry to fit your personal style and needs isn’t the most sensible approach. If you are staying a long time, make the cabinets your own. If you aren’t, a more general approach to the kitchen cabinetry design and layout is a more sensible way to go. Our Modiani kitchen design team can assist you throughout the whole kitchen redesign project and will happily discuss your future plans and the usage of your kitchen space with you.
Tip 4: Be Aware of the Rest of Your Home
Homes are most harmonious when they carry a similar style across their interior spaces. Therefore, let’s say your home is very traditional, just keep in mind that an ultra modern kitchen would certainly stand out and may appear a little out of place within your home. In turn, it makes sense to make sure that the style and layout of your new kitchen matches what is already there, 0r alternatively the home you are going to have built. When you are planning a kitchen redesign, simply keep in mind that the custom kitchen design should ideally fit in with the core concepts of the design of the rest of the interior space as well as your exteriors. If you are in doubt about the style of your current or future home, we at Modiani Kitchens are happy to assist you.
Tip 5: Decide How Much Storage You Need
Although kitchen cabinets contribute to the appearance of the kitchen, their core function is of course to act as storage units. How much storage do you have now, and how much storage do you want in the future? Knowing how much you have to store and how much you want to store as part of your new kitchen redesign project will help assist you in purchasing the right cabinets for the right cabinetry plan. Contact Modiani Kitchens for further assistance and a complimentary kitchen appointment at our boutique-style kitchen showroom in Englewood, NJ or our Greenwich, CT location.