You can update the flow of your home with a kitchen remodel that uses an open design
The flow of your home might not be as simple or beautiful as you would like it to be, which is why it might be time to do a redesign. It can be difficult to get exactly what you want in the flow of a home if you purchase an older home. It also might be too expensive to build a house from scratch for you at this time. So, find a middle ground and do a redesign somewhere on the first floor. An excellent idea is to redesign your kitchen, which is the focal point of most parties hosted in a home.
Sardine Can Kitchens Are Out
Many older homes were constructed with sardine can kitchens. This means that they were big enough for a refrigerator, stove and some cabinets, but not much room for anything else. You might be luck to get a small table with two chairs in these kitchens, most of which did not have space for dishwashers.
These small kitchens were popular in Cape Cod-style homes that also had dining rooms in them. Most of these sardine can kitchens were also almost entirely enclosed, meaning they had walls all around and an opening the size of a door, but no door was installed. Houses with kitchens like these killed the flow of the entire house. Anyone in the kitchen is cut off from the rest of the household.
Open Up the Walls
One of the first steps you should take is to open up the walls. Get rid of the wall that separates the kitchen from the dining room. In fact, consider eliminating the dining room altogether and making the space one big kitchen that has a large table and enough chairs for everyone in the immediate family. This is the perfect job for T&M Kitchens.
Redesign to a Modern Kitchen
With T&M Kitchens on the job you can turn your sardine can kitchen into a full sized, modern kitchen with all the amenities needed to run a household today. You will now have space to add a microwave and a dishwasher. You might even have enough space for a wine or beverage center when you turn the kitchen/dining room combo into one large kitchen.
Open the House up to All
When you take your tiny kitchen surrounded by walls and turn it into one large room where everyone can gather, you open the house up to all those who are in it. This means that those who are in the kitchen cooking or eating are no longer cut off from the rest of the people in the house. This makes hosting parties much easier and allows for your guests to enjoy themselves more because of added seating.
Contact T&M Kitchens today to schedule a consultation for your kitchen remodeling project. You can call the office in Kinnelon at 973-492-1328.