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What to consider when designing your new kitchen

You are considering some renovations to your home. One of the best investments is to invest in a kitchen renovation in Ottawa. This is exciting but also takes a fair amount of work.  Here is a list of things to take into consideration during your kitchen renovation.

Space.

First, you need to consider the space you have available. That includes square footage, door and window placements, support walls, and general shape. All of this plays into the arrangement of cabinetry, appliances, new doors, flooring, and dining areas.

Layout.

The kitchen is the place where there is a great deal of activity and traffic patterns. Care should be taken, and functionality is at the forefront. The standard is a triangle arrangement of appliances and work surfaces. If you expect multiple people to work there simultaneously, you should consider zones. If the kitchen is the place you expect to entertain and have children work on homework, craft, or other projects, you will need to allocate the proper space. Above all, you need to consider storage.

Style.

You will be living in this space for quite a few years. So, it is safer to stick with more traditional than trendy designs unless you want to go through a redecorating process and expense in only a few years. Your personality can still shine through. If you like sleek and modern, go more contemporary. You can be more in tune with nature and comfort with a rustic approach.  

Budget.

All of the changes depend a great deal on the amount of money you are able to spend. Develop a budget and be sure to allow some cushion money for overruns and unexpected snags.  

The rest of the house.

Before you begin, consider the overall design of your home and its permanent décor. For instance, a sleek modern kitchen will look very out of place in a Victorian setting with crystal chandeliers and ornate woodwork. While it doesn’t need to be an exact clone of the other rooms, there should be some continuity. Remember that your family and guests will be moving from room to room during parties and visiting, and you probably want to make the best impression possible.

Hiring a good contractor.

When you work with a professional contractor, you have the advantage of someone with the skills, access to materials and crew, and experience to guide you every step of the process. Working with this person or company, you are able to realize your goal of an improved kitchen and the security that the project was completed up to code and with all the safety necessary.

Contact Highbridge for your kitchen renovation in Ottawa!

Highbridge is a full-service company that can take care of every detail of your kitchen renovation in Ottawa, from design to construction to final touches. Our team is composed of highly skilled professionals who are passionate about their work. We will work with you to create a space that is both functional and stylish, and we will make sure that the process is as stress-free as possible. Contact us today!