After moving into your home and spending several months there, you may realize that your kitchen cannot accommodate as many people as you would like. For instance, guests might come over, and you need to move to the living room instead of spending time in the kitchen.
When you like cooking food or serving drinks for your guests, you may prefer using the kitchen over the living room. This way, you can stay in the same area where you make food and drinks. You can hire a remodeling company to make your kitchen fit plenty of people comfortably.
An effective way to increase capacity is by expanding the room. However, unless you expand the home, you will need to sacrifice space from an adjacent room. A possible solution is downsizing the dedicated dining room, especially when you do not use the space often.
The tricky part is expanding the kitchen while also working around load-bearing walls. Adding, changing, or removing these walls can become costly. So, you may prefer an economical approach where professionals inspect the options, and you choose the most affordable one.
Another option to gain more space is modifying certain features that may take up more space than you need. For instance, you might have an oversized island that provides storage and seating but at the cost of taking up ample valuable space. A remodeling company can permanently change the island to save space and help you fit lots of people comfortably.
Adding new features can also help make your kitchen a more comfortable and viable place to spend time. Not having an island makes it a little tricky for guests because they may not have a dedicated space to sit down and get comfortable. Fortunately, you can build a custom island with guest seating and a countertop for enjoying food and drinks.
After considering other options, you may find that feature removal is your best bet to bring all guests into the kitchen. The countertop and cabinets may be present on all walls, making it difficult to add new features that can provide dedicated seating. So, you can clear out a section and plan to add a custom island or corner nook with permanent seating as a top priority.
When you are willing to make substantial changes, you can feel confident about accommodating more people when you spend time in the kitchen.
Contact a kitchen remodeling service to learn more.