Kitchen Ideas Checklist - What can you add?
I was just taken to the woodshed by my GC for "wearing down" the KD and Window salesperson with questions and changes. I blame GW because here I learned creative and useful ideas that both these "subs" failed to provide. Also I do not have an unlimited budget and I need to know the price of an option so I can make trade-offs. I told him if they had given me these options up front, not every little thing would have to be a "change". The subs are p**sd because they may price out glaze on cabinets or type of window and I have to say, thanks, I can't afford it and they feel why did they bother to price it.
I thought a list of ideas and things to consider might be helpful for those just starting to plan a new kitchen, a rubric of sorts, to discuss with your KD or DS. I am still in the planning phase so the list here is likely lacking. Thanks for your contribution.
Cabinets - Frameless, inset, beaded inset, overlay, partial overlay, construction (wood type, dovetailed), paint or stain and or glaze,
Upper Cabinets - Flush to ceiling or molding, above cabinet lights, lights in cabinet, below cabinet lights, light rail to hide the under cab lights, lights at top, lights at side, glass fronts, glass shelves, height above counter, depth of cabinet to fit your plates, hinges.
Lower Cabinets - Toe kick drawer, Height, drawer or door, proud to other cabinets, pull out options like Rev-a-Shelf
Cabinet Drawers - Glides: under or on the side, Amount of weight glides need to hold, soft close and/or full extension
Panel for dishwasher
Where will your paper towel holder be?
Pullout shelves for spices, pots, under the sink
What will be used for hand soap, dish soap, SOS etc
Where will wet dish towels go, dishes that will air dry?
Options for handling a blind corner
Options for above the fridge
Hiding or placement of outlets in cabinets/island/drawer
Computer/phone charging station
Where will cookbooks live
What am I missing? Thx again.