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Key Features for Your Kitchen Remodel

Key Features for Your Kitchen RemodelLooking for some kitchen ideas near Bellevue? When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, there are a few key features on which you need to focus. Read on for some tips on updating these features during your kitchen remodel.

The Sink

The sink is one of the most used kitchen components, so shop around to find one that you’re comfortable using. If you’re doing a full kitchen remodel, you may consider relocating the sink in order to give your kitchen design a more natural and efficient flow. Don’t forget about the faucet—while there are some sink-faucet combination packages available, you’ll likely be buying your new sink and faucet separately.

The Floors

Kitchens experience a high volume of foot traffic, and therefore your kitchen flooring needs to be hard-wearing and durable. Plus, spills and other accidents occur frequently in the kitchen. Be prepared for them by choosing materials that will resisted water damage and staining.

The Lights

With the right lighting, your kitchen can become a relaxed area for your family to enjoy gathering together to cook and chat. There are several options available, including track lighting, recessed lighting and under cabinet lighting. With the help of a professional, good lighting installation can make a cramped kitchen feel more spacious. Don’t forget to consider where you’ll place the light switches. They should be easily accessible from each entrance to the kitchen.

The Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are an integral part of any kitchen. As they generally take up quite a bit of kitchen space, they are one of the most visible kitchen design elements. Choose a kitchen cabinet design that flows with the layout of your kitchen. While tall cabinets may work in larger kitchens, smaller kitchens can benefit form deep base cabinets and specialty units.

The Countertops

Depending on your kitchen needs, you may choose a super-durable quartz or granite countertop, or a warmer Corian surface. With so many colors, designs and materials you can mix things up a little. Try a sparkly or colorful countertop for your island and with a more muted color for the perimeter.

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