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How to Plan Your Dream Kitchen

Are you ready to build your dream kitchen? It all starts with a good plan. By taking time to meticulously plan your dream kitchen, you will get the best possible outcome from your investment. Here are some tips for how to plan your dream kitchen, courtesy of O’Hanlon Kitchens, Inc.

Choose a Trusted Company to Help You Plan Your Dream Kitchen

You may think of doing this last, but don’t! Choosing your home remodeling company will greatly help you in the design process. You can work with a project manager to plan your dream kitchen, keeping in mind your budget, your goals, your current and future plans, and much more. Use their experience to pinpoint the exact features you want in your dream kitchen, and learn how quickly that dream can become a reality.

The multi-talented team of professionals here at O’Hanlon Kitchens, Inc. would be happy to guide you through the planning process. Contact us at 443-285-0558 or 717-755-5555 to schedule a kitchen remodeling consultation.

Make a List of Must-Have Features

This is your dream kitchen, not just a slightly better version of your current kitchen. What features would you love to have in it? Maybe you want double ovens because you host the holidays. Perhaps you’ve always wanted a pot filler over the stove to quickly add water while you cook. Maybe your biggest dream is to have soft-shut drawers or hidden cabinet pulls. Whatever your dreams may be, write them down. Then you can talk to your project manager about which features you can incorporate in your dream kitchen.

Think of Any Issues You Have with Your Current Kitchen

Does the sink feel like it’s in the wrong place? Do you need more drawers than your current kitchen has? These are problems that you can solve while designing your dream kitchen. As you think about all the features you want, make sure to list the features you don’t want in your new kitchen. This will narrow down the ideas even further.

Find a Layout That Accommodates Your Needs

There are many kitchen layouts to choose from, depending on the shape of your kitchen and your overall needs. Once you have an idea which features you want in your kitchen, you can create a layout that fits the space available and your goals. For example, let’s say you wanted a double-stack oven instead of a stove/oven combination. The layout of your current kitchen would need to be adjusted to make space for that. Again, your project manager can help you work out the logistics so you get the kitchen of your dreams.

Choose Design Elements That Match Your Home and Personal Taste

This is the fun part, where you get to choose all the colors, finishes and design elements. The easiest way to go about this is to identify a design theme – rustic, traditional, eloquent, modern, etc. We recommend choosing a style that flows well with the rest of your home or matches the renovations you plan for the future. If you have a traditional home with a sleek, contemporary kitchen, you probably won’t like the dissonance.

If you’re unsure which style you like best, look online for inspiration. We can also show you samples of kitchens we’ve worked on before. When you see something you like, save it, print it off, or point it out to your designer. Then you can start piecing together your dream kitchen. With the right amount of effort from the start, you can have a kitchen that you absolutely love working in year after year.


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