Kitchen Remodeling: PLANNING & EXECUTION


Whether you want greater aesthetic value your greater functionality, kitchen remodeling can work wonders. Ironwood Custom Remodels has transformed many kitchens during our years in operation. In this article, we’ll share some of our insights and expert advice to help you plan and design your kitchen remodel.

How to Prepare for a Kitchen Remodel

The first step in any kitchen remodel is to carefully plan and prepare. To do this, you must first take the time to consider your existing kitchen layout. What works? What doesn’t? This will guide you as you begin to plan changes. Then, decide on what your budget will be. 

As you begin gathering initial ideas for what you’d like to change, decide on how you want to balance splurging and saving. Will you spend more on high-quality appliances or custom cabinetry? If so, you may need to find other areas to save in order to make everything fit into the budget. 

Between flooring, cabinet, and countertops, there are a lot of material choices you’ll need to make when planning your remodel. By deciding on the style of kitchen you’d like, you can begin to narrow down the material choices. 

Nearly every kitchen can use more storage space. A remodel is the perfect time to optimize storage. Begin to think of areas where you need more space and explore options for creating it. This will help keep your kitchen clutter free and enhance your cooking experience.

While DIY projects can be fun, kitchen remodels often requires professional expertise. Hiring experienced professionals like Ironwood Custom Remodels can save you time, effort, and potential headaches. Ironwood prides itself on delivering exceptional results and providing a seamless home remodeling experience. 

Design Inspirations to Spark an Idea for Your Kitchen Remodel

Now that you have an idea of what you’re looking for in a kitchen remodel, let’s look at some design inspirations to spark your creativity.

  • Contrast with Texture – Most people know the aesthetic value of color contrasts, but texture contrasts are also great. Pair smooth surfaces with textured materials or glossy finishes with matte ones to create a perfect balance.
  • Mix Materials – Similar to color and texture contrasts, choosing different materials can add depth and character to a kitchen. A mixture of materials like wood, metal, and stone can make a kitchen more interesting.
  • Open Shelving – Open shelving has become increasingly popular in modern kitchen designs. In addition to providing a practical storage solution, it offers an opportunity to display your favorite dishes and decorative items.
  • Create Storage – Look for creative solutions to create more space in the areas you need it. Pull-out pantry shelves, cleverly designed drawer inserts, and hidden cabinets are just a few ways you can create more space.
  • Natural Earthy Tones – Wood is a common choice for cabinetry for a reason; natural earthy tones bring the beauty of nature into the kitchen. In addition to the browns of wood, muted greens and soft neutrals create a calming atmosphere.
  • Natural Lighting – In keeping with the natural theme, you can bring more natural light into the kitchen with large windows or skylights. Adequate lighting is important for preparing food, so increasing the amount of natural ambient light is a good thing.
  • Pop of Color – An occasional pop of color can stand out and provide visual appeal to the kitchen. This can be vibrant appliances, colorful backsplashes, or even brightly colored cabinets. Don’t be afraid to express your personality through color.
  • Open Layouts – Kitchen remodeling is the best time to reevaluate your home layout. A more open layout provides a seamless flow between different areas of the home, make it easier to interact with family members, and make the home seem larger.

Your Dream Kitchen, Our Expert Craftsmanship - Choose Ironwood Custom Remodels

Ironwood Custom Remodels staffs experts in the design and remodeling field. We’ll help you create a kitchen that fits both your style and needs. Our kitchen remodeling services provide excellent quality and competitive prices. To learn more, contact us today.

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