As professional kitchen remodeling contractors, we have designed and built many unique styles of kitchens for many diverse types of customers here throughout the Willamette Valley area. When we are discussing a kitchen remodel, experience can often help consumers think about things they might not otherwise consider. Here are a few examples:
Kitchen remodelers know the significance of space planning. For example, in designing a dream kitchen, remodeler knowledge often prompts us to propose keeping the actual cooking area efficient to eliminate long walks from the refrigerator to the sink. We also emphasize planning up front for how you will actually use your space so that things work for the kitchen remodel ergonomically and efficient as well as from a design point of view.
Separate “stations” can add ease and functionality. One of our jobs as a kitchen remodeler is to create a kitchen that makes life easier for our customers. A “station” can help. For example, a beverage center is great for parties and for getting drinks poured for dinner without being underfoot as the cook finishes meal preparation. A breakfast station can make mornings easier by locating cabinets for cereals and bowls right above counter space designed to hold an elegant coffeemaker and retro-style toaster.
Lighting is so important — from natural light flowing in through windows and skylights, to layered lighting plans that combine under-counter and task lighting with ambient lighting on dimmer switches to go bright for meal prep or dim for dining and parties.
Explore new countertop options. All kitchen remodelers know that granite is a popular choice. However, before you decide, you might want to consider the colors and design ability of solid surfaces like Corian, as well as eco-friendly choices like concrete or “wow factor” materials such as thick glass countertops complete with LED lighting systems that can change the color and brightness of the counters.
As one of the area’s most knowledgeable kitchen remodelers, we have done just about every style and size of kitchen. Ideas like the ones we have offered here can be of great assistance in the initial stages of planning your kitchen remodel. Call us today for a free estimate at (541) 926-5903!