Expert Tips: Kitchen Remodeling Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Project

Recent kitchen remodel west chester done by Windle Design & Construction

Kitchen remodels are some of the most in-demand remodeling projects among Chester County homeowners. Not only does remodeling a kitchen provide the opportunity to make it more modern and convenient, but kitchen remodels tend to have some of the highest RIOs in comparison to other remodeling projects, making them a sound investment that will pay off down the road. 

Deciding to start a new kitchen remodel is a big deal. Every decision you make throughout the process will have a direct impact on your daily life for years to come, making it crucial that you do everything you can to ensure that you will love the final product.

If you are a West Chester area homeowner planning to remodel your kitchen, here are some of the most essential kitchen remodeling dos and don’ts that you can use to guarantee your project is a success. 

Do Nail Down Your Budget Early

Kitchen remodeling projects can be expensive, so it is essential that you nail down what you are willing to spend early. Your budget will inform every decision you make and will most likely be the biggest limiting factor when it comes to what materials you can use and what new features and appliances you can include. 

Starting the kitchen design phase before you decide on a budget is a great way to end up with a prohibitively expensive design that disappoints, so you should always think about your budget before you think about anything else. 

Do Not Prioritize Looks Over Function 

One of the biggest kitchen remodeling mistakes that you should avoid is prioritizing looks over function. While creating a visually appealing look for your new kitchen is important, it also needs to be a space where you can cook, eat, and entertain guests with ease. Functionality and convenience are what truly increase your everyday quality of life, so you should not make any decisions based on looks alone.

Do Plan Out an Efficient Kitchen Work Triangle 

Your kitchen should be functional and convenient to use. Planning an efficient kitchen work triangle is a big part of that.

The kitchen triangle is basically the idea that your fridge, stove, and sink should form a convenient triangle that saves you steps and makes it easy to move back and forth between these points while you are preparing food. 

Ignoring this design philosophy will lead to you creating a kitchen that is not very good at fulfilling its purpose as a place to cook and prepare food. No matter what layout you choose, you should think hard about how the kitchen triangle fits in. 

Do Not Oversize Your Island 

Kitchen islands are a great way to add useful counter space and seating while also playing a big role in forming your kitchen triangle. When it comes to islands, bigger is not always better. 

If you make your kitchen island too long, it will be a burden to walk around, and if you make it too wide, the other side will not be within arms’ reach. In general, it is best to install an island that is less than 10 feet long and 4 feet deep.

An open and spacious kitchen recenelty remodeled by Windle Design & Construction

Do Include Enough Storage Space

Amateur kitchen designers often overlook storage. Your kitchen needs an easily accessible place to keep everything from plates, bowls, and silverware to pots, pans, cooking utensils, and anything else that you need to cook and eat, and forgetting to add enough storage could lead to aggravating everyday inconveniences that sour your view of your new kitchen. 

Do Not Overcrowd Your Kitchen 

While it is important to take advantage of all the space you have, you also need to be careful not to overcrowd it. Overcrowding can make a kitchen much more difficult to navigate and even be stressful and overwhelming to deal with. Instead of packing as many new features into your limited space as possible, it is best to prioritize what is most important and leave out the rest. 

Do Plan Space to Entertain Your Guests

The kitchen is the heart of the home and needs to be more than just a place to cook food. It also needs to be a place where you can comfortably entertain guests, so be sure to include at least some seating so that your family and friends are not stuck sitting alone in your living room while you prepare dinner. 

Do Not Make Last Minute Changes

Making last-minute changes is the biggest thing that you should avoid doing during your kitchen remodeling project. Not only can impulsive last-minute changes quickly ruin an otherwise great design, but they can also be incredibly expensive and cause you to go over budget. Unless you want to overpay for your remodel, you should always finalize your plan early and stick to it.

A colorful kitchen stove from a kitchen remodel at the Windle Design & Construction office

Do Choose Windle Design & Construction to Remodel Your Chester County Kitchen 

If you really want to ensure that your West Chester, PA kitchen remodel is a success, the best thing you can do is to hire Windle Design & Construction.

Here at Windle Design & Construction, we are proud to be the most trustworthy professional kitchen remodeling contractors in West Chester. With countless successful kitchen remodels all over the Chester County area, our work speaks for itself.

When you choose Windle Design & Construction, you will get a team of skillful and passionate designers and craftsmen who not only spend the time to get to know you, but are also well equipped with the tools and expertise to bring your vision to life in a timely and cost effective manner.

We offer a comprehensive range of home remodeling services that extend far beyond just the kitchen, from outdoor living to bathroom remodeling and more. Whether you are looking to build your dream kitchen, a luxurious powder room, or anything else, you can trust Windle Design & Construction to get the job done right.

A main line kitchen recently remodeled by Windle Design & Construction

Contact Windle Design & Construction Today

Are you looking to start your next home project with the leading name in West Chester design and construction? Give us a call. Our friendly team is always here to answer questions and will happily discuss the ideas that you have for your next project.

From kitchen remodels to bath design and so much more, Windle Design & Construction guarantees success every time. Call Windle Design & Construction to start your project today.

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