Thompson Remodeling's Kitchen Remodeling Resources

Posted by Ben Thompson on 08.2.20

Kitchen remodels are always at the top of homeowner's remodeling wish lists and with all the time we've been spending at home this year, it has become a priority for many families. As we shelter at home, the problems with our kitchens become even more obvious and troublesome.  Lack of storage, outdated appliances and finishes, and dysfunctional layouts are just a few of the common issues we discuss with clients. Over the years we've created a lot of helpful resources for those who are getting ready to embark on a kitchen remodel. We recommend reviewing the 10 listed below if you are considering one in your near future.

Thompson Remodeling's Tips to Prepare for Your Kitchen Remodel

Kitchens play an important role in our everyday lives so preparing ahead of time will make the process much easier on your family.  To help you prepare, we’ve put together the following list of tips to help you get ready.

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The Anatomy of a Great Kitchen Remodel

When we approach a kitchen remodel design, there are several key components that must be considered. Each has an important position within the overall anatomy of the design and must work in concert with the others in order to provide maximum functionality.

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10 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes

It's easy to get wrapped up dreaming about colors, selections, and other design esthetics, but it's extremely important not to put finishes before function. When your design is well planned and thought out you can avoid making common kitchen design mistakes.

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A Guide to Setting Up Kitchen Work Zones

Developing a layout based on work zones will maximize available space in the most efficient way for your family. By considering the needs of your household, a kitchen may need additional zones for eating or pets and a talented designer will be sure to incorporate them into the design plan.

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8 Design Tips to Maximize Space in a Small Kitchen

Regardless of size, designing a kitchen takes careful thought and planning in order to meet the needs of each family. If your home has a small kitchen don’t despair, there are creative ways to maximize space and make the most out of every inch.

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How to Remodel your Galley Kitchen to Maximize Space

One of the more challenging layouts for maximizing space and functionality is the galley kitchen.  They are characterized as narrow spaces with parallel counters - almost like a kitchen placed in a hallway.  Galley kitchens are very common in older condos, townhomes, and some single-family homes, which make them very popular remodeling projects.

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Remodeling Your Kitchen for Aging In Place

We love aging in place kitchen remodels because it allows us to create spaces that enable homeowners to remain independent and stay in the home that they love. Curious about how your kitchen might change? We’ve compiled a list of 10 design elements that work very well for aging in place kitchen remodels.

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Five tips for designing the functional kitchen island

Most homeowners would like a kitchen island, but it's best to understand how you intend to use it before you design it.   Here are the five key things to consider before designing your kitchen island.

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5 Ideas for Creating Focal Points in Your Kitchen

A focal point is a visual point of interest that is created by a specific design element. The object is intended to draw your eye and stand out amongst the other materials and details within a space, as well as to create an anchor for the rest of the aesthetics used in the overall design.  There are many ways to create beautiful focal points in your kitchen and we’ve pulled together 5 examples from recent remodels we’ve completed.

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A Guide to Selecting a Kitchen Range Hood

If a kitchen remodel is in your future, you will likely be selecting new appliances and that may include a range hood.  Unlike the rest of your appliances, this one may be a little more complicated to choose. It performs the important function of ventilating smoke, steam and odors out of your kitchen, but it also can play a big role in the overall look of the space.

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