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remodeling to acommodate an elderly loved one

When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

4 Ways To Add More Seating To Your Kitchen

As a homeowner, you may love using your kitchen for cooking purposes. But, you may know that your kitchen does not have everything that you want and need to love the room completely. If you want more seating, you should not hesitate to hire remodelers to add seating options.

Custom Island

One of the most exciting projects that you can take on to get seating in your kitchen is building a custom island. This can work out so well for your family because you can look forward to new seating in the kitchen along with other features such as storage and countertop space.

If you want to put a major emphasis on seating, you can go with a long island and dedicate one of the long sides to seating alone. This will make it possible to seat your entire family in the kitchen with the potential to even accommodate guests with a large enough custom island.

Dining Room

While living in a house with a dedicated dining room, you should think about bringing the two rooms together by removing the interior walls. This is a project that can change a lot about the whole space while also giving you a great opportunity to get ample seating inside the kitchen.

Although you can keep the dining table and chairs in the same place after removing the walls, you can work with remodelers to rearrange furniture and even kitchen features. You may want to extend the countertop and cabinets and then put a dining table in a more suitable area.

Corner Nook

With a sizable kitchen, you may want to add a corner nook where you do not have any existing features. This feature can function like a booth that you see in restaurants, which is something that your family may love seeing and using on a regular basis. While you can go with a standard booth setup with seating on each side, you may also want to invest in a wraparound booth.

Eat-In Kitchen

Even if you are able to add an island with seating, you may like the idea of sitting with your family and guests at a square, circular, or rectangular table. If you need more space in the kitchen, you can take a few inches or even feet off from nearby rooms to create an eat-in kitchen. Bringing in a dining table and chairs may be all that you need to feel satisfied with your kitchen's seating.

Using remodelers to work on some or all these projects will give you enough seating in the kitchen to make your family happy. Contact a local custom kitchen remodeling service to learn more.