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Tips for Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

by Amy Fanter
Face Your Kitchen Columnist

Looking to treat yourself to a more modern and efficient kitchen? Before beginning your kitchen remodeling project, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind as you start the remodeling process.

Before You Start Your Remodeling Project

Kitchen remodeling involves more than just painting, hanging curtains or picking out some new furniture. You'll need to decide before starting your remodeling project where you will be putting all of those essential kitchen appliances including your refrigerator, stove/range, dishwasher, and sink.

Kitchen Remodeling: What Comes First?

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, one of the easiest places to start, is with the kitchen sink. For example, if you have a window in your kitchen, as part of your remodeling project you might want to move the location of the sink. For instance, you may want to center your new kitchen sink underneath the window so you can enjoy the view. However, no matter where you decide to put the sink, you'll want to locate your dishwasher nearby. Not only will this save you carrying dirty or wet dishes to and from the sink, it will save you money on your remodeling costs because the plumber won't need to run additional lines to a different place in your kitchen.

As you can see, unlike other portions of your home, a remodeling project that is centered on the kitchen requires special planning. You need to know about plumbing, and must also be familiar with electrical work and in some cases gas, which is why many people need additional assistance with planning their kitchen remodeling project. Because the kitchen is such a busy place, it needs to be well-planned so that you can move easily from one task -- such as from rinsing dishes in the sink, to putting them in the dishwasher. The same is true for placement of cabinets, counters, ovens and more, which is why hiring a kitchen remodeling professional is really the best tip of all.


About the Author
AJ Fanter is a freelance writer based in Reno, Nevada.

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