To Move Or Not To Move — Considerations For Changing Your Kitchen Layout

Posted on: 12 July 2017

When you're planning to have your kitchen remodeled, one of the first decisions that you'll need to make is whether you want the space laid out in the same way. If you've always found the layout of your kitchen to be awkward, for example, now is the time to change it. An experienced remodeling contractor can move various elements around your kitchen to give you the design that is both visually pleasing and functional. However, it's important to remember that while everything can technically be moved, not everything is worth moving. Here are some considerations for changing your kitchen layout.


Many homeowners complain about the location of their kitchen sink, which may make them want to have it moved during a kitchen remodeling. Your remodeling contractor can indeed make this change, but it's a major one. Moving the sink involves more than just removing the old one and installing a new one. The contractor will also have to do a significant amount of plumbing, which can add time and expense to the overall project. To keep your project on budget, it's generally a good idea to keep the sink in the same location — and the same goes for the dishwasher, which is likely nearby so that it can share the same drainpipe as the sink.


A built-in stovetop can be moved to a new location with a moderate amount of effort. This appliance runs on a higher circuit than other appliances in your kitchen, so your remodeling contractor will need to run some new wires to the new stovetop location. However, doing so is generally straightforward, and unless you're moving the stovetop across a large kitchen, the contractor shouldn't have any trouble snaking some wires behind the lower cabinets to the new spot.


If you're not content with the current location of your fridge, there's good news — it's one of the easiest things to move in a kitchen remodeling project. The fridge simply plugs into the wall, so as long as there's a plug in the vicinity of where you want this appliance to be, this is a straightforward project. You will, of course, need to think about changes to the countertop and cabinets once you move the fridge, as the average person doesn't want the fridge standing on its own somewhere in the kitchen. Instead, it's ideal if the counter is extended to butt up against the fridge, which is something that your remodeling contractor can do.


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