Home : You Should Spend More Time in the Design Stage of a Kitchen Remodel

Barret Rappold is a developer based in Quincy, Massachusetts. The owner of Rappold Construction, Barret Rappold works with homeowners in kitchen remodeling projects.

Remodeling a kitchen is an easy way to improve a home’s value and interior aesthetic. When doing it, pay close attention to design to ensure the project runs smoothly from start to finish.

Too often people rush into construction and then change plans midway, prompting order cancellations, delays for new supply materials, and staff fatigue. All these can increase the cost of the remodel. With a design to work with, developers know how to install cabinets, where to install electrical outlets, where to put windows, and what to do with an unused kitchen corner to improve overall functionality.

Some remodels are expansive, involving a complete reconstruction of the kitchen: walls are brought down, structural beams are added, cabinets and drawers pulled out, a new floor is installed, and new plumbing work is done. For such projects, a proper initial design will give the developers a blueprint to follow to create the perfect kitchen. It will also be easier to factor in measurements for appliances such as fridges, dishwashers, and ovens. This way no appliance protrudes from its position and space is maximized. Decide everything you want beforehand so when construction begins, there’s no stopping.

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