Kitchen Addition Tips & Ideas

When it comes to choosing home improvement projects that increase value, square footage, and functionality, nothing compares to kitchen additions. These are often added to the rear or side of a house, though zoning regulations determine what’s allowed in your specific neighborhood.

Putting in a new kitchen with a design that suits your lifestyle is a smart way to update any home! The design-build team at Wentworth, Inc. can analyze the space, review relevant zoning regulations, and design and construct a kitchen addition that makes sense for you and your family.

As you look into making this big change in your DC-area home, consider these tips and ideas:

Define Your Needs

What does your current kitchen lack, and how do you want your new kitchen to fulfill these unmet needs? Make a list of your top priorities—larger square footage, walk-in pantry, more countertops, more storage, etc.—so you can begin to envision what your new space needs to accomplish.

Explore Floor Plans & Designs

The early stages of planning kitchen additions are all about finding inspiration. Look up design ideas online and in home and garden magazines that showcase the floor plan and design you’re interested in. This is especially useful for conveying your thoughts and desires to a contractor.

Set a Budget

First, consider what you can afford. Then, research the cost of each aspect you’ll need for the project, from pushing out walls to installing plumbing and electrical to putting in cabinets, counters, and appliances. The best way to research these costs is to seek out estimates from contractors and request a breakdown list of materials and labor. If the estimate you receive is over budget, this list helps you figure out where you can cut costs back.

Research Appliances, Countertops & Cabinets

Your research should encompass much more than just aesthetics. Research costs, brands, features, warranties, and more to ensure your kitchen addition has appliances, countertops, and cabinets that look great and meet your expectations for many years to come.

Kitchen Addition Ideas

Kitchen Remodeling Washington DC

No matter the size or shape of your kitchen, with the right design, it can be beautiful and flawlessly meet your needs and lifestyle. Need some inspiration or ideas for your home? The Wentworth team often includes the following design elements in kitchen additions and remodels:

  • Island or peninsula
  • Appliance garages
  • New cabinetry
  • Updated details like backsplash and new lighting

Create the Kitchen Addition You’ve Always Wanted in Your Washington, DC Area Home

There’s no need to feel overwhelmed at the prospect of making an addition to your home. Work with Wentworth, and you can expect a smooth, streamlined process that ends with unveiling the kitchen of your dreams! Explore the kitchen remodels we’ve already completed in DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Then, contact us to get your kitchen addition started today!

“ Dear Bruce, We are so pleased with our new room addition, designed and constructed by Wentworth, Inc. Mr. Lach gave us a design that elevates our spirits each day and brings praise from friends and neighbors who have seen the room in actuality or iPhone photos. Steve Barnard has our highest praise for triumph over single-digit temps, record snows, and personal changes to oversee and manage the on-site Wentworth team. His craftsmanship with built-in bookcases both in the new room and dining room will continue to give us pleasure for years to come. Carpenter Juan is a valuable asset to your company and its client-homeowners. Consistently punctual at 7 a.m., skilled in workmanship and explanations to homeowners, good team leader and good team player. With our gratitude for all the meetings here and at your office, for you and your team who worked with us every step of the way, and our warmest regards, ”

C.J., Arlington, VA