If you’ve ever done any type of home remodeling, then you know how difficult it can be. One of the hardest parts when it comes to remodeling is planning out what you want done. The key to a successful room remodel is planning, planning, and more planning. If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, here is a short list of the 9 things you need to have in a remodeled kitchen.

  1. Access to Outside

When you’re in the process of remodeling your kitchen, it is important to remember to have access to the outside. You can do this by either adding a sliding glass door off the kitchen or wall to floor windows that fold in. If you want your kitchen to be your sanctuary, then you should treat is as such and allow for yourself to have easy access to your backyard or back patio. This is perfect for backyard parties and bringing food right outside.

  1. Natural Lighting

Skylights and large windows in your kitchen are the best way to let in some natural light. As you probably know by now, natural light is good for your health and well-being. Natural light has proven to be a good source for Vitamin D for the body and it can also help those who suffer from seasonal affective disorder. If your mood can be improved with some extra sunlight, add a window or skylight to your kitchen and soak up some sun along with some happiness.

  1. Large Sink

If you have ever tried to wash dishes in a small sink then you know a large sink is a must-have for a remodeled kitchen. I personally prefer to have one large sink rather than a larger sink that is separated in two. Having one large, open sink is great for washing pots and pans. You can easily rip out your old sink and replace it with a new one by yourself.

  1. Kitchen Island

A kitchen island is one of those things you may not know you need but once you have it, you will be wondering how you ever lived without it. (Like a smart phone). A kitchen island provides a great place to prep your meals and store extra pots and pans. If you are unsure about shelling out a few hundred dollars to buy a kitchen island cart, you can easily make your own. We wrote an entire blog tutorial on how to make your own kitchen island.

  1. Ice Machine

Try hosting a party over the summer without an ice machine, you will soon find out how difficult it can be. Having your own restaurant grade ice machine can be a god-send when it comes to making drinks for more than 10 people. Even if you’re not the type of person to be hosting parties all year long, having an ice machine will make everything much easier.

  1. Storage Space

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, the reason most people do so is for extra space. If you are running low on storage space in your kitchen, it’s time for a remodel. Swap out your old cabinets for larger and more modern ones, add a walk-in pantry with a lazy susan, and re-organize how you have everything in your cabinets. If you need help getting rid of your old kitchen debris, give Budget Dumpster a call and we’ll provide you with a dumpster for all your waste removal needs.

  1. Hidden Trash Cans

Open trash cans in the kitchen can be an eye sore, which is why we suggest building your own DIY trash can holder. Lucky for you, we have already wrote a blog post explaining how to make your own trash can holder. This is a simple and easy must-have for a remodeled kitchen. Whether you plan to hide your trash cans under the sink or in their own holder, it’s a good idea to get them out of sight.

  1. Extra Outlets

A common complaint we hear about kitchens is that there is not enough outlets. The more outlets the better. If you are planning on remodeling your kitchen, why not add a few extra electrical outlets? This will probably call for the help of an electrician but if you are a skilled DIYer with electrical knowledge, then you may be able to do it on your own.

  1. Dumpster RentalRent a Dumpster for a Kitchen Remodel

If you decide to remodel your kitchen in the near future, a dumpster rental is another must-have. Having a dumpster on your property is the easiest and least expensive method for waste disposal. You can use a small 10 or 15 yard dumpster to toss out all of your old cabinets and construction materials. For more information regarding a dumpster rental for a kitchen remodel, visit our website at www.budgetdumpster.com or give us a call at 1-866-284-6164.

Can you think of anything we missed? Let us know in the comments below!