“When we bought this home, our family unit was very traditional,” Marci said. “It was just Bob and I, and our two kids – who were babies at the time. Now flash forward to the present day, and we’ve got Bob’s Mother living with us. Our youngest is still living at home, and on the weekends, we’ve got our grandchildren.
And in that mix, we’ve got one vegan, one low-carb, and two who don’t care what they’re eating as long as there’s plenty of it. Our old kitchen was just too small and didn’t have the space to do all the cooking we do now. And with Mom here, we needed certain things – kitchen drawers pulls and cabinet knobs that open effortlessly, really great task lighting, non-slip flooring. Renovating the kitchen we had wouldn’t really address the key issues – we needed more space, better organization, and more natural light. It made more sense for us to have a kitchen addition built.”
Planning a Kitchen Addition
When you’re having a kitchen addition built, you’re literally starting from scratch. Your Newton building contractor can work with you to determine the best location, size and layout of your new kitchen addition. Working with a design/build contractor is an affordable, efficient alternative to hiring an architect to design your new kitchen. For best results, choose a design/build contractor who specializes in kitchen renovations.
Questions to ask yourself when you’re planning your new kitchen addition include:
What type of kitchen layout do you prefer? Some cooks love an open floorplan, while others enjoy a galley-style kitchen with everything within easy reach. If you’re not sure what’s right for you, talk to your Newton kitchen designer – they’ll be able to offer you suggestions based on their experience & insights.
Do you want an island in your new kitchen? What features and functions might you like to have in the island? For example, some families love having a sink in the island; other options include having a cook top in the island, islands with built-in storage, and islands that do double duty as food prep and dining areas.