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 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
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!