Designing a Kitchen — First Things First
Designing a kitchen for your home should be a fun and fulfilling experience. Whether you are simply replacing your countertops, gutting and re-doing your entire kitchen, or building a whole new home, smart planning can help you get the best results possible from DuPont™ Corian® solid surface and DuPont™ Zodiaq® quartz surface.
What’s Your Personal Kitchen Profile?
When designing a kitchen, begin with an honest accounting. Ask yourself what you like and dislike about your present kitchen, and how you intend to use your kitchen moving forward. Are you a fire-on-all-burners gourmet or a more casual, occasional cook?
What’s Your Time Horizon?
How much longer will you be using your kitchen? If you plan on selling your home in the near future, it’s not a bad idea to talk to a realtor about optimizing your kitchen for sale. For example, a cosmetic upgrade, say, a simple countertop replacement with a conventional color scheme, might be all you need. On the other hand, if you’re all but married to your space, with no intention of moving on anytime soon, then by all means unleash your creativity and really express yourself.
Make a List
You should also make a list of the elements you are certain you will need, such as sinks, backsplashes, and sideboards. Then, take careful measurements. Have your list, a sketch or floor plan of your kitchen, and your measurements handy when you visit your retailer.
My Room Designer
DuPont has created a simple yet powerful tool to get you visualizing all the possibilities when designing your kitchen. Our room designer tool can help you turn your most fanciful residential kitchen design inspiration into gorgeous reality.
You deserve a pat on the back for giving your remodeling project the critical advantage of some smart planning. And just think how it’s all going to pay off. You’re about to make your home kitchen a model of beauty and functionality.