Is the word "budget" missing from your vocabulary? If that's the case, you can begin dreaming a Chicago North shore kitchen remodel with no holds barred. The world of luxury is your oyster and we have plenty of ideas to help you design and build the ultimate kitchen.
No Budget to Worry About? Things to Consider for Your North Shore Kitchen Remodel
This may sound crazy, but NOT having a budget can actually lead to kitchen remodeling snafus that those on a budget never have to contend with. Your first priority should be to find an experienced kitchen design and build team who can guide you through your luxury kitchen options while still keeping an eye on functionality and flow. Once you've found the right team, the rest of your decisions will fall into place.
Plan for a spacious design. One of the biggest luxuries in the world of kitchen designs is extra space. Take advantage of this to make sure your kitchen accommodates all of its many uses. Plan enough room for a generous kitchen island. If you entertain often, we would recommend using two kitchen islands to improve the flow and allow enough space for food preparation, service serving platter storage and so on.
Do keep in mind, however, that there is such a thing as too much space. If your kitchen is too large, it can be exhausting to work in. The trick is to allow enough room for everything you need to fit comfortably, without so much room that you have to take a bunch of extra steps between countertops and appliances to prepare a simple dinner for two.
Countertop accents. Your first inclinations probably lean towards gorgeous natural stone slabs. However, we also recommend considering advantage of eco-friendly manufactured products like Quartz, which are more expensive than granite but are not nearly as prone to chipping, cracking, etching or staining and don't require the extra sealing every year or two to keep them looking fresh.
If you really want to go out, check out some of the high-end companies like Caesarstone or Antolini, both of which offer countertops that are embedded with precious and semiprecious stones. These can make amazing accent pieces if you opt not to use them for your main countertop areas.
Ultra-custom cabinets. Custom cabinets are the only option when you have a flexible budget. Take advantage of your ability to get very specific. Standard countertops are 36-inches high. However, when you choose to go the custom route, you can tailor your countertop heights to meet the needs of those who are tall, short, small, large, wheelchair-bound or not. You can also customize the cabinet interiors and doors to include automatic door lifts, pull-out shelves and drawers, and more.
Add those extra bells and whistles. From message centers and mini-home offices to built-in coffee bars or wet bars, make your kitchen a room that can truly be lived in and enjoyed by including a little of everyone's pleasures into the mix.
Are you ready to design the ultimate luxury Chicago North Shore kitchen remodel? Schedule an on-site consultation with Kitchens & Baths Unlimited. We also invite you to meet with us in our showroom where you can see all we have to offer.