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Creating Your Dream Kitchen – 6 Simple Steps

How to Create Your Dream Kitchen in Just 6 Simple Steps

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According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost to Value report kitchen remodeling projects can have as much as a 112% return on your investment! This goes along with the classic saying, maximize resale value by spending your money “where the water is”.

1. Make a list – Write down all the features you like about your current kitchen, and what you would like to have in your new, updated kitchen.
2. Decide on its purpose(s) – Is your new kitchen simply a place for cooking or do you see yourself entertaining friends and family in your kitchen? Would you benefit from a workspace in your kitchen where you may pay bills or look up recipes? Does a built in TV or audio system suite your needs?
3. Save your clippings – Collect pictures you come across in magazines or on-line in a neat portfolio so you can share your vision with your contractor.
4.Set a budget – Prioritize your “must haves” and “maybes” to ensure you get the most value for your desired budget.
5.Customize your design – Does more than one person typically prepare the meals in your home? Think about adding a second sink for a more efficient, livable kitchen. Are any members of your family unusually short or tall? Raising or lowering cabinets, shelves and countertops may eliminate the need to reach or bend unnecessarily.
6.Track your path – While working in the kitchen you constantly move in a triangle pattern; from the sink to the refrigerator and cook top. For a more efficient kitchen, no matter its size, focus on the proximity of your sink, refrigerator and cook top to eliminate all the back and forth movement. The total distance between them should be no more than 26 feet when summed.

For more tips and ideas on remodeling your home please do not hesitate to contact the professionals at Jonathan McGrath Construction.

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