If you had a water pipe that busted in your kitchen and ruined your flooring, now is a good time to make some changes. To help you get started, below is some information about getting the floor dried, replacing the flooring, and adding a kitchen island.
If you have a bad flood in your kitchen, contact a water damage restoration company. They can get everything dried up before the water can cause extensive damage. For example, if the water is left on the flooring for long periods of time, it may damage the sub flooring, which would result in much more expensive repairs.
The water damage restoration company will place powerful fans around the kitchen flooring. They will also put a powerful humidifier in the room. The fans remove the moisture from the floor, and the humidifier sucks the moisture into its water tank. The company will leave the fans with you for a couple of days until the floor is completely dried out. You will have to leave the fans and humidifier running 24/7.
Once everything is dried out, you need to decide what you want to replace your flooring with. There are different types of kitchen flooring you can choose from, including porcelain tile, sheet vinyl, wood laminate, hardwood, linoleum, or cork.
The kitchen remodeling contractor can give you a lot of information about these floor types. For example, they can go over the advantages and disadvantages of each one to help you decide on what you would like best for your kitchen. The kitchen remodeling contractor can also show you samples of flooring, so you can lay them down on the floor to give you an idea of what it will look like.
Add an Island
If your kitchen is large enough, you should consider adding an island. This gives you more space to prepare food and for people to sit and eat meals or snacks. You can include drawers in the island, too, so you have extra storage space.
If you do not want something permanent, choose a rolling kitchen island. This is on wheels and can be pushed anywhere you need it. It can also be rolled completely out of your kitchen if you need extra space. You could also choose a kitchen island table, which looks exactly like a table but has a kitchen countertop. This would work well if you do not need extra storage space and just want extra room to eat. There are functional islands that have a sink and electricity. No matter what you choose, the island should have the same countertop as the rest of your kitchen.
Talk with your kitchen remodeling contractor and they can give you many more tips. For example, you can replace the cabinets, replace your countertop, and much more.