We've all been there. Your kitchen is outdated and needs updating, but you don't know where to start. Maybe you want an open concept or maybe a more traditional design with some aesthetic improvements would be best. Either way, Johnson Home Remodeling can help you figure out what your ideal kitchen remodel should look like so that you can get started!

Kitchen layout

Your kitchen layout should be based on the needs of your family, the size of your kitchen, and the style of your home.The first thing to consider is how much space you need. Do you have a large family? Are there multiple cooks in the house who want different things?


If you’re going to be renovating your kitchen, one of the most important decisions to make will be on cabinets. It’s crucial that you have enough room for all of those dishes and utensils.


You’re probably already familiar with flooring, but did you know that the type of flooring you choose for your kitchen is an important part of the remodel? The right flooring can add a beautiful addition to your space and give it a distinct look that others will notice.


Countertops are an important part of the kitchen, so you'll want to put some thought into what type of countertop material you'd like. Materials such as stone and ceramic are popular choices because they're durable and easy to maintain.


A backsplash is the wall behind your countertop, so it's the most visible part of your kitchen. It can be a great opportunity to add color and style, or it can also be a great opportunity to add function.


Appliances should be easy to use, clean, and maintain. They can make your kitchen feel like a dream or a nightmare. To make sure you get the best appliances for your space, consider these features:

  • Energy efficiency.
  • Durability. 
  • Ease of use.


The lighting in your kitchen remodel is an essential element to consider when designing your dream space. Lighting can make or break a room, so it's important to choose the right kind of lighting for every area of your home.

  • Natural light is best.
  • Convenience is key.
  • Adjustability.

Sink and faucet

The sink and faucet are two of the most important fixtures in your kitchen, so it’s crucial to choose wisely. First, consider durability and functionality: will this go with a small or large family?

Pantry storage

Pantry storage is a great way to add extra storage space to your kitchen. It can be built in or freestanding and used for more than just food.

Recessed and task lighting

Task lighting is good for reading, cooking, and other activities that require specific illumination. This can be achieved with recessed light fixtures or track lighting above a work surface.

Ceiling fan or exhaust fan

Ceiling fans and exhaust fans are usually more energy efficient than ceiling fans because they draw cooking odors and smoke up into the roof instead of blowing them around your kitchen.

Windows and ventilation system

Windows and ventilation systems are also important. The right windows and ventilation system will help you get the most out of your remodel and make it easier to live in, while still keeping it energy efficient.


Now that you've learned about the must-have features for your kitchen remodel, it's time to choose which ones are right for you.