Perhaps one of the most popular types of renovations for residential homeowners today is that of a kitchen remodel project. The good news is that this type of project is a cost-effective way of increasing the value of a home and increasing the overall level of comfort. That said considering these simple yet important strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of a kitchen renovation project is well worth the effort.
One example of a way to maximize the effectiveness of any kitchen remodel project is to find the right height for appliances such as microwave ovens. The first determination in this regard is whether or not children will be present in the kitchen. If this is indeed the case, it is better to place a microwave high above countertops to ensure the children do not have access to a microwave oven. Conversely, kitchens where children will not be present will often best be served by having a microwave that is about 12 to 15 inches above the counter top level.
Equally important with regard to the renovation of a kitchen in a residential home is that of the kitchen island. This is an incredibly functional aspect of a kitchen that must never be overlooked when undertaking a remodel project. In most instances, kitchen islands will be designed and crafted in such a way where form will follow function. Planning ahead in this regard can have a big impact on the overall success of the project. Another key aspect of designing any kitchen is to ensure that there is adequate space on either side of the cooktop surface. Typically speaking, there should be a minimum of 16 inches of counter space on each side of a standard cooktop.
The same principle holds true with regard to space available on either side of the refrigerator and the microwave oven. Planning ahead in this regard can make a space more functional and far more appealing. As an added note, some homeowners may choose to install dual appliances as a way to improve the functionality of a kitchen. A second microwave or even a second yet smaller refrigerator can greatly enhance the usability of any kitchen space. Contact Gryphon Roofing & Remodeling today for kitchen remodeling in Phoenix.
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