Know Your Place – A Recipe For The Dream Kitchen

by | Dec 13, 2016 | Contractor


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Especially around a holiday, the kitchen is the nexus of the home. It’s where everyone can come together, work together, and eat together if only for a few hours at a time. So it’s important that you can enjoy the time you spend in your kitchen as much as possible, and that when you renovate you do so efficiently. Here are some things to consider before you tear out your old, vinyl countertop and start shopping for a new look.


Few things are worse than a cramped kitchen, especially when you’ve got more than one dish or more than one cook in the kitchen. 24 inches, the minimum size of a sidewalk, is a good rule to start off with, but don’t forget to allow for the opening of cabinets, fridges, and doors. Measure everything twice, including doorways and any stairwells the furniture or materials will enter through.


A brightly lit kitchen is essential, as a lot of cooking is done with fire, knives and other dangerous implements. But you should also consider what kind of lighting you’ll have, and how that will affect the colors of your kitchen. An in depth guide can be found here, detailing the tints various bulbs as well as how natural light can affect colors. When possible, bring color samples to compare under the lighting of your kitchen.


Not everyone can be a master carpenter. Make sure to plan any renovations weeks before any big events, to allow not only for shipping time but also for assembly time. Installing a beautiful IKEA kitchen set can be tricky, so consider hiring a service to help assemble and install the set, especially if this is your first project or you’re a little short on time. Better to do it right the first time, especially with load bearing furniture like cabinets, chairs and tables. For more information visit at You can also connect them on Facebook for more updates.