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When it comes to expanding your home living space, one of the most effective ways to do it is to finish the basement. You can turn a full basement into an entire floor of extra living space. You may even be able to create bedrooms, install a kitchen, and add a bathroom. I created this site to share my experiences with basement renovations and construction. My hope is that sharing what I have learned will help others to see that it's easier than you think to finish the basement and create the space you have always envisioned in your home.

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If you would like to change the layout of your kitchen, you'll need to ask for kitchen remodeling services. Kitchen remodeling is different from kitchen renovating, which refers to attempts to restore a kitchen to a previous state. You'll need to know the most common types of kitchen layouts before you begin your remodeling project.

Single and Double-L Kitchens

The most common type of kitchen layout is the L-shaped kitchen. Two walls are used for stoves, sinks, and counter space. There is also an island. This allows you to make the most use of your space. This layout also fits with almost every home style.

The double-L design is similar to the L-design. The island is shaped like an L to give you more space. You will have two workstations that are fully-featured. Two cooks can work at each workstation. However, this type of kitchen layout is only feasible if you have a large kitchen space.

One-Wall Kitchens

The one-wall kitchen layout is the most simple. All of the appliances, cabinets, and countertops are located on one wall. This layout is strangely used for both very small kitchen spaces and large spaces. The primary advantage is that it does not impede traffic flow in the way that an island does. For a small kitchen, if you are not usually making big meals, you may feel no need for a large countertop. This is also the easiest kitchen to design.

Corridor Kitchens

A corridor style consists of two straight runs on each side. For example, you might have a stove and countertop on one side and a sink and more counter space on the other side. However, you might not have the storage space that is found in an open kitchen. 

U-Shaped Kitchens

If you are busy cooking larger meals, the easiest kitchen is the U-shaped kitchen. You will have a workspace on three sides so you can work on several aspects of your dinner all at once. With the extra space, you can more easily ask for help. To maximize counter space, you will often have a refrigerator that is close to the kitchen, but not breaking up the counter space. This type of kitchen is only possible with a large kitchen.

The type of layout that is best for your home is based on how large your kitchen is. Therefore, it's a good idea to ask for help from kitchen remodeling professionals when choosing your new layout.