Tampa residential remodeling specialists Rossi Construction, Inc. issued a guide to homeowners considering the remodel or expansion of an existing kitchen.
Keeping in mind that scores of articles and checklists already exist regarding evaluation tips and tricks, owner Jason Rossi focused his attention on the concept of safety. Rossi feels that too many Tampa homeowners make a review superficial, looking no further than the ugly old appliances or out of date cabinets. “There really are bigger ideas a homeowner needs to consider,” explained Rossi. In order to get it all across in fewer than 500 words, he broke the topic into three distinct sections all of which are tied to safety.
Rossi began by explaining that the amount space that is available on countertops, in cabinets and on the floors will matter. The position of appliances in the home, or the shape of countertop frontage, may eat space and establish a dangerous path between work stations. All remodeling should try to accommodate all possible uses for a kitchen countertop.
Children are not a question all homeowners will immediately take into account but their role in a household really matters when a kitchen remodel is being considered. Rossi explained that a lot of kitchen remodels will depend on if a homeowner is raising children, the ages of the kids and if they plan to add to their family in the near future. If a family is being built, it may make sense to have a kitchen geared toward cooking larger meals and lower cabinets that are safer for kids. This may include the installation of some appliances, like the microwave, in a manner that makes it accessible to all.
Rossi closed with the discussion of evaluating a kitchen to determine whether it is easily accessible to someone with disabilities or if the home kitchen will work as the homeowner ages. Considering both of these issues now ensures that there will be no need for adaptation in the future.
It is suggested that a Tampa homeowner make a checklist of any problems or problem areas in a kitchen and keep notes of which features they prefer to lose in a remodel. A list will make it easier when it comes time to sit down with a representative from a top Tampa residential remodeling firm.
Rossi Construction, Inc. is a general contractor based in Tampa, Florida. Rossi Construction, Inc. specializes in all types of local residential and commercial construction. Rossi Construction, Inc. works in both Tampa, Florida and St. Petersburg, Florida. Rossi Construction, Inc. has been building excellence by design since 1979 and can be found online by visiting http://www.jrossiconstruction.com.