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Quality Kitchen Renovations in Calgary

Modern Kitchen Design and Remodel

If cooking is your passion, then the kitchen is the most important room for you. But it is also important to have all the various appliances you need in their proper places like the oven, the coffee maker, the burner, the mixer and many more. For a passionate cook it is essential to have all the appliances he needs and therefore the kitchen has to be big enough with enough counter space for him to create his delicacies with ease. The only problem with cramped up kitchens are connecting multiple appliances together; if there is a space crunch then the big appliances such as the oven will not fit inside the kitchen in the first place. Not to mention lack of counter top is a major problem when you are chopping multiple vegetables and at the same time rolling out pasta. So if you are a passionate cook who is stuck in a tiny kitchen it is time to remodel. Even if you are not an accomplished chef you will still need to enter the kitchen because that is where all the food is. But remodeling a kitchen is a daunting prospect. It is time consuming, hectic and expensive.  Therefore while remodeling your kitchen it is essential to not waste an inch of space and to keep the following hints in mind:

LAYOUT:
While deciding the layout of the kitchen it is essential to keep efficiency as the top priority. In order to do so it is important to maintain the work triangle concept. The work triangle essentially connects the cooking top, sink and the refrigerator as the three points of a triangle. If you draw imaginary lines between these three then you will get what is popularly called the work triangle. The three main things that are essential during cooking are the stove, the sink and the refrigerator and they must be placed in the form of a triangle within close proximity without any form on hindrance to maximize efficiency during cooking. Hence when you plan out the layout of the kitchen make sure you take this factor into consideration.

APPLIANCES AND FEATURES:
It is absolutely essential to know the list of appliances you need to keep in the kitchen way before the remodeling  starts. This may include appliances like the dishwasher, stove, fridge, sink, custom black cabinets etc. The other important aspect of remodeling is to plan the positioning of the same items much before the actual work begins. You might want the taps to be positioned right above the stove to help fill up your pots easily, thereby enhancing efficiency. Coffee spots and double wall ovens are also the other appliances you need to plan and set up in such a position so that you can increase efficiency.

CABINETS:
The most important part of remodeling the  kitchen are the cabinets. Since cabinets store all the crockery and cutlery, you might want different types of cabinets to hold the various types of crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. It is essential to know the placement of the cabinets and knowing which type will hold which utilities. In this regard, the custom black cabinet is commendable since it is not extremely expensive but also at the same time it lasts for years. All you have to decide is whether it goes with your appliances and furniture in your kitchen or not.

COUNTERTOPS:
Countertop is the other important part of a kitchen. Ideally the countertop should match the furniture and the cabinets that have been installed in the kitchen but looks is not the only concern when it comes to remodeling kitchens. Since you will spend the maximum time in that kitchen you should select the countertop based on the type of cooking you and do and it is completely your decision if you would want to opt for quartz, polished granite, laminate, wooden, marble, honed granite, stainless steel, glass, concrete, soapstone, travertine or the others types available. Some countertops are resistant to damage whereas others are to regular maintenance. Therefore you have to choose a countertop which does not only live up to your expectations by virtue of its looks but also cooking.

LIGHTING:
Light plays an important role in any remodeling project and therefore even while remodeling a kitchen if it lacks proper lighting then the entire procedure will be a waste. The custom black cabinets would not really appear flattering without proper lighting. While cooking and chopping the vegetables and meat you need proper lighting to see your ingredients clearly. Even above the sink, you need good lighting so that you can easily eliminate all the unwanted dirt without straining yourself too much. Kitchen is one place that needs bright lights throughout the day. Therefore, you need to make sure you install proper lighting in the kitchen while remodeling it.