Understanding why people remodel their kitchen will give a homeowner looking to upgrade a bit of help regarding where their focus should be. As it relates to Kitchen Remodeling in Lawrence KS, the two main reasons for remodeling an existing kitchen is to update the look of an outdated kitchen, and, upgrading the function of the kitchen. Understanding where the issues lie when a homeowner is thinking about renovating their kitchen will help them get the most from the remodeling project.
Poor Kitchen Layout
For older homes, the kitchen layout may be awkward. Homes built in the 80s and 90s often had sizable enough kitchens, but the layout was sometimes closed off or not sufficient for good flow and proper movement. The solution in this situation may be to open up the kitchen to an adjoining room by removing walls. This can be challenging, especially if the walls that need to be removed are structural or load bearing, but proper supports can be installed to make removing a load bearing wall architecturally sound.
Kitchens of a Bygone Era
For kitchens that were built in older homes, whether it’s from the 40s, 50s all the way up to the 70s, kitchens were often designed as very cramped in small spaces. They were out of the way spaces that didn’t necessarily lend themselves to helping the aesthetics of the home. Today, the design of the kitchen is as important, and in some cases more important than its function. However, for people that are dealing with small cramped kitchens that don’t work, once again, removing walls may be able to help. However, rather than giving the kitchen a more open feel, removing walls is used for taking more space from an adjoining room to increase the size and the flow of the kitchen.
Renovating a kitchen is likely going to make the kitchen look better, but many times, the function of the kitchen is the key factor in Kitchen Remodeling in Lawrence KS. That’s why, if you have a kitchen that is small, cramped and doesn’t function properly, making that space more usable is what you’ll want to accomplish when remodeling your kitchen. It is also precisely what Kitchens and Baths by Briggs can offer you in new kitchen design and in the construction work needed to remodel your existing kitchen.