So you are thinking of remodeling your kitchen—great choice! A remodeled kitchen can add value to your home and make dinner preparation that much more fun. But before you go into your kitchen remodel, you should ask yourself a few questions about what you want the design and function of your kitchen to be. Putting in some time early on thinking through your kitchen plans will pay off in your final remodel. RLS Construction is proud to serve the Fair Oaks and Folsom areas with the expertise to handle every stage of your kitchen remodel. We can’t wait to get started on your next project, but we will leave it to you to figure out your dream kitchen.


Probably the first consideration to make is whether you will be changing the layout of your kitchen. Keeping things in the same place is the easiest way to go, but if the function of your kitchen is bad, a cosmetic makeover will not change that. If you have issues with the size or flow of your kitchen, rearranging where your appliances and sink are located can make a huge difference in how efficiently your kitchen functions. If your kitchen seems cramped or dark, changing the layout, raising the ceiling, installing new windows, or opening a doorway can really help. Think about what aspects of your kitchen are working, and where improvements could be made and adjust the layout accordingly. While moving your kitchen around can give you more space and efficiency, there are certain clearances and layouts that work better than others. RLS Construction can help you figure out if a new layout is the best choice for your kitchen.


Your cabinets take up the largest amount of visual space in your kitchen, and if you don’t love them it can be hard to really love your kitchen. Maybe they are too dark for your taste, too outdated, or don’t have enough storage. You have several options when it comes to a new look for your cabinets: painting, refacing, refinishing, and getting brand new cabinets. A coat of white paint can immediately brighten a dark kitchen, and bigger cabinets can solve your storage woes. New hardware can update older cabinets and provide easier access to what’s inside. If you don’t love your cabinets, definitely figure new ones into your kitchen remodel.


If you are getting a new kitchen layout, and brand new cabinets, you will definitely want to consider new appliances. New appliances perform better, look better, and can make you love cooking and cleaning in the kitchen! An old refrigerator can be inefficient, too small for your family, or visually unappealing. Consider upgrading to a newer, energy efficient, larger capacity refrigerator that also adds a great look to your kitchen. Similarly, if your old range can never get completely clean, or cooks unevenly, incorporating something newer can benefit your kitchen’s look and function. A kitchen remodel is the perfect time to consider new appliances!

This is just part one of things to consider when starting a kitchen remodel. Make sure to check back to read part two! RLS Construction would love to help you get started on your next kitchen, bathroom, or any other home remodeling you have—contact us today!