Unexpected Questions to Ask About Your Kitchen Remodel

When you’re going into a kitchen remodel, there are some things you already know that you’re going to ask. You want new wooden cabinets and a stainless steel oven. Great. 

But you might not know other certain question to ask until the project is underway. Sometimes, unexpected questions popping out of nowhere are completely unavoidable. Other times, you can ask more trick questions ahead of time so that you won’t be surprised further down the road.

Questions to Ask About Your Kitchen Remodel

Kitchens always rank at the top of the list for most remodeled rooms. That means that you can learn from the renovations that have come before you. Here are some things to ask before you get started that might not have crossed your mind.

What are the Rules?

There are style rules, and then there are building code rules. Styles can change.  Building code rules are the ones that should never be broken.

Your building code might dictate what type of materials you can use in your kitchen, and meet basic electric and plumbing laws of your area. If your home is under inspection and these laws aren’t met, you’re in for a rough time later. Might as well do it right from the start.

What Finish Should I Get?

You know you need to choose the fixtures in your kitchen. You might not have thought about the finish for the fixtures, though. You can select from finishes like brushed brass, natural wood, or stainless steel. It’s all up to you, but you might want to consider which ones wear more easily or show fingerprints when you’re doing your research for this decision. You can also ask an expert what they think.

What Should My Countertop Profile Be?

You probably never considered the shape of the edge of your countertop. That’s the part where the countertop ends and curves under.

You can get a bullnose, demi-bullnose, or eased edge counter. A very sharp edge is likely to cause injuries, while a very rounded edge might give off that the material you chose for your countertop is fake - the pattern might not line up with the seem on the curve.

An eased edge is a popular countertop choice because it’s simple and looks fairly natural. It also means you won’t bump into the edge of the table top and hurt yourself on the sharp edges.

How Should My Drawers Open?

Maybe you’re all set on the kinds of cabinets and drawers you want, but have you thought about how they should open? It’s possible that you can find one handle that will be compatible with all your cabinets and drawers, but what’s more likely is you’re going to need a few different variations of the hardware. 

You also don’t want your drawers opening awkwardly, such as into another corner or where they’re going to be in the way. Consult with your designer to get the best placement for your kitchen.

At Reico Kitchen & Bath, we’ve got the answers to those questions you have. We can give you advice that you never knew you needed when it comes to your kitchen remodel. With our expert knowledge, walking through the remodel process will be as comfortable as possible. Contact us today so we can guide you on your way to a new, hassle-free kitchen.

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