The kitchen is the heart of most homes, where family and friends gather to cook, eat, chat, and hang out. Because of this, kitchen remodeling is a top priority for homeowners looking to freshen up their space. It is a major project and a significant financial investment, so proceed with care and caution. Here are a few do's and don'ts to follow.


Install a kitchen island.

If the room is large enough, a kitchen island offers both functionality and style. It can be used to prepare food, eat meals, gather with family, do homework, or work remotely. Visually, it can serve as a focal point for the room, particularly if you use contrasting colors or textures in the design. 

Expand storage space.

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A kitchen can't have too much storage space to hold food, cookware, bakeware, tableware, utensils, small appliances, and other items. Kitchen remodeling gives you the opportunity to expand storage. Explore cabinet and shelving options, as well as the possibility of creating a pantry. If you add a kitchen island, it could also include storage space. 


Neglect the workflow.

One of the central tenets of kitchen design is the work triangle, also sometimes called the golden triangle. It refers to the positions of the sink, stove, and refrigerator; they should form a triangle where the distance between each fixture is no less than 4 feet and no more than 9 feet apart. This creates the optimal workflow for tasks related to cooking. As you remodel, keep the triangle in mind and place important fixtures within an accessible distance from each other.

Give up counter space.

So many shiny new kitchen gadgets are available these days, such as air fryers, multi-cookers, and sous vide machines. They join mixers, blenders, food processors, toasters, and microwaves in taking up valuable counter space when in use. During your kitchen remodeling project, make sure the design has enough counter space for your needs. 


For help with a kitchen remodeling project, count on Mallo Home Improvements in Rochester, NY. Serving Monroe County residents since 1957, this family-owned and -operated business specializes in kitchen and bathroom remodeling, using the latest designs, materials, and methods to deliver top-quality results at competitive prices. Call them at (585) 654-9530 to discuss your ideas and needs, or visit their website to learn more about their full range of services.