Taking on a home improvement project can be a big decision. You will have many decisions to make and depending on the extent of the project, it can seem overwhelming at first glance. When thinking about remodeling your kitchen or another space in your home, you will want to consider some of the following things before committing.
Take some time and reflect on how you and your family use the kitchen. Do you host a lot of gatherings and holidays? Are you constantly needing more work/prep space or more refrigeration for food and drinks? Or maybe it is the opposite and you have too much space allotted for pantry storage when you really need more counter space.
Our job is not only to design you a beautiful space, but to also really learn how we can cater our design and details to your specific needs. Do you need storage for that giant lobster pot that is a must have, or maybe for the large mixer that is a staple in most kitchens? Does a portion of the kitchen need to be Kosher? We can help walk you through each major decision and offer our solutions until we find the perfect fit.
There may be other work that you wish to have done during the remodel. Replacing the cabinetry, appliances & countertops are the go to standards, but is there more? Replacing or refinishing the floors, taking that wall down and opening the floor plan up, maybe replacing the window or door and updating the trim. All of these changes and plenty more can go alongside a kitchen remodel.
If you are considering a full remodel and would like to discuss your options we would be happy to speak with you in detail. Please visit our showroom during our business hours or give us a call at 781-239-9750 to make an appointment.
A question that we get asked frequently regards the kitchen table versus the kitchen island. Does every kitchen need both? If the kitchen is large enough, we often times do include both which is ideal for those who simply cannot choose between them. If your kitchen is tight on space and you are stuck having to choose between the two, the decision can seem overwhelming. The answer will also differ depending on your lifestyle and how your family uses the space. While there are many things to consider, here are a couple of main points to get the thought process started.
The kitchen island typically becomes a space of gathering; whether it’s just the family making dinner together, or while you are hosting a holiday with many guests. The island is away from the cooking area, yet close enough to the action that the host can be included in the conversation while preparing appetizers and food. A table would be a more formal setting compared to the island and can be useful when trying to keep guests away from the prep area.
While a table may have more seating capacity compared to the typical island, the island will offer additional storage space. An island can also offer an opportunity for a prep sink to be introduced. Having a second sink can be a lifesaver when the main sink is filled with dishes after that wild Superbowl party and you need a space for the overflow of dishes and glasses. On the other hand, the kitchen table can be more comfortable for some to sit at and have a meal or conversation. Some households may have removed their formal dining table and turned the dining room into an additional living space. In this case, the kitchen table is necessary and essential for sit down meals.
There are many more factors to consider, but these few points can get you started. If you are considering a remodel and would like to discuss your options on the table vs the island we would be happy to speak with you in detail. Please visit our showroom during our business hours or give us a call at 781-239-9750 to make an appointment with one of our knowledgeable designers.