Tips for Remodeling Your Kitchen (and Where to Rent the Tools You’ll Need)


Photo courtesy of ernestogarciadesign.com

Photo courtesy of ernestogarciadesign.com

Being stuck inside in the winter for what feels like weeks on end can drive anyone stir crazy. This year, fight off cabin fever by getting off your duff and finally tackling that kitchen remodel. Need a little direction? The folks at Bon Appetit have your back. Below, we’ve summarized some of their best tips for renovating your kitchen. Don’t have the right tools to finish the job? Find out where you can rent them at the end of this post. Now, get to it.

  1. Function First: Bon Appetit recommends thinking about efficiency and how you will use the space before anything else. Consider the “working triangle” when designing the space. The arrangement between the sink, refrigerator, and the range or stove should more or less form an equilateral triangle. Because these are the three points in the kitchen you will use the most, this layout tends to be the most efficient.
  2. Light Up Your Life: Lighting is one of the most important things to consider when renovating or building a new kitchen. According to the article, surface-mount fixtures that are attached to your ceiling on a grid are your best bet. The magazine also recommends hanging bigger fixtures over islands as a decorative element and planning for under-cabinet lighting.
  3. Your Stove is a Statement Piece: The stove should be considered “the designer handbag of the kitchen,” according to Bon Appetit. If you’re only going to replace and upgrade one thing in your kitchen, let the stove be it. It’s the most visible and most used appliance and also comes in a variety of styles and colors. You might also want to thinking about springing for a hood for your range which not only helps with ventilation but also makes a statement.

Want to read the rest of this great list in its entirety? Click here to read the full piece at www.bonappetit.com!

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