Tips & Tricks
Perhaps the easiest way to get started with any home remodeling project is to see how professionals do it.
Luckily, you no longer have to spend hours collecting brochures and dodging salesmen at home expo
shows, instead you can browse hundreds of photos of beautiful, professionally designed kitchens on
Once you find a photo you like, keep it handy for your own design project
Make a Plan
If you're going to start from scratch, you have the chance to create the most optimal layout of cabinets,
countertops, and appliances.Create a layout of your new kitchen using either the traditional top-down or a
stylish elevation view.
In general, experts recommend designing your kitchen using the classic work triangle that connects your
refrigerator with your sink and stove:
No one side of the triangle should be greater than nine feet or less than four feet.
The triangle should not be interrupted by traffic or cabinetry.
The perimeter of the triangle should measure no more than 22 feet and no less than 12 feet.
L-shaped kitchen -
A popular, open design
U-shaped kitchen -You'll get lots
of counter space with this design
Island Kitchen - Great for
added counter space, but
make sure the island is not
in the way of the natural
flow of the work triangle.
Give Your Kitchen a Budget
Before you blow your budget on brand-new cabinets, consider
sanding and painting the ones you already have.
Because cabinets often dominate the look of any kitchen, it's easy
to forget about its walls. Yet a touch of color can make a world of
Yellows and reds can make your kitchen seem warm and cozy,
while blues can create an atmosphere of cool sophistication.
Lighter colors will make the room seem bigger and textures can
add contrast and interest.
When choosing a color, consider the color palette of your entire
house as well as the color of your tiles, counters, cabinets, and
Don't Forget the Trash.
Trash and recyclables each require a 30-quart container at
minimum, located ideally in a base cabinet on the side of the sink
opposite the dishwasher. That way you can simply pivot as you
scrape and load.
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Downside: lots of possible
There's no reason to rush your choice. Take as many paint chips home with as you want and don't be
afraid to consider unusual choices. For example, consider matching blues and browns. Or try trimming
with a darker color instead of white. Some color combinations may surprise you.
Lighting the way.
Even the brightest recessed ceiling and pendant lights tend to
under-cabinet halogen, xenon or fluorescent task lights wherever
you or a family member will be dicing, doing homework or
reading a recipe.
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