Waukesha Custom Kitchens: Everything You Need to Know

For quite some time, the kitchen has been considered the most important room in the house. And, with more people cooking at home either for fun or to save money, custom kitchens have become very popular.

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Remodeling an outdated kitchen is exciting. And it adds value to a home. However, it’s a big project that requires skilled professionals and some homework on your part.

If you’ve decided to incorporate a custom kitchen into your Waukesha home, there are some things you should know before you get started. Jumping in too quickly could have costly consequences.

Here are a few things to think about before getting started.

Preparation Is Everything

The planning that goes into your kitchen redesign should take longer than the actual work. This preparation will end up helping the construction move smoothly. It will also help you stay on budget.

As part of your planning, you need to determine exactly what elements you want to change. If the layout of the kitchen is changing, a designer may need to have a look and give you some advice. Changing the layout could also mean having to alter plumbing or electrical fixtures, so it’s a good idea to have this nailed down early on.

You should also be 100% certain about the new design elements you’re incorporating. Realizing you don’t like how the remodel is looking when it’s half-way finished would be a huge disappointment.

Consider Storage Space

A complaint many people have about their current kitchen is that it’s unorganized. A kitchen is a utilitarian space and needs to be efficient. Storage solutions for custom kitchens now incorporate attractive design elements while providing for storage and organization.

Custom cabinets and drawers come with features like Lazy Susans that help maximize the use of space. Knife drawers or pull-out drawers and baskets help with organization too.

When thinking about the layout of your new kitchen, consider what type of storage you require and incorporate your needs into the plans. Think about what frustrates you in your current kitchen and make changes so that it becomes a space you enjoy working in.

Lighting Can Do More Than You Think

Lighting is extremely important in the kitchen and has a lot to do with the overall feel of a room. Good lighting can make a room look larger and more inviting. In the kitchen, it also has a functional purpose.

Task lighting will help illuminate the important workspaces where most of the cooking happens. This includes under-cabinet lighting that helps brighten areas that are naturally darkened. You can also consider recessed or track lights over the sink area or cooking areas with no cabinets overhead.

The overall feel of the room will improve with ambient lighting on the ceilings and walls. A dimmer helps you control the brightness and mood.

Leaving Utilities Alone Saves Money

When building custom kitchens, problems can occur when plumbing and electrical outlets have to be moved. Doing so will also drive up the cost of the remodel.

When making plans for your new kitchen, going with a layout that keeps appliances and fixtures in the same spot will help avoid this problem. It will also help you save on the cost of demolition during the remodel.

Custom Kitchens Done Right

Your new kitchen is an investment. Aside from the value it brings, the comfort and efficiency it will provide your family is invaluable.

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JBS Construction provides kitchen remodeling services through Waukesha and Ozaukee counties. Contact us today.