Design the Ideal Kitchen

Construction and Maintenance

The kitchen is one of the most important parts of the home. Some of the best family memories are made in the kitchen. Children helping their parents bake, pancakes being flipped in the pan before Sunday brunch. It is no wonder that the thought of designing a kitchen can feel overwhelming. Whether you’re designing your own or working with a contractor, these are some features that may be helpful when undertaking kitchen construction in San Antonio.


Everyone knows the staples of the modern kitchen include the stove, dishwasher, fridge, and microwave, so it is likely you already have those components on your to-do list. But have you thought about storage? Cabinetry design and layout can make or break a kitchen design. If you’re designing your own area from scratch, consider adding a pantry as well as a separate area to store cleaning supplies, in order to maximize your space. It is also important to ensure that none of your design features inhibit lighting. There is nothing worse than being stuck in an endless loop of not-quite-clean dishes and countertops because of poor visibility.


The construction process is full of chaos and can be very stressful if you are not prepared. Before beginning your project, make sure you have a way to dispose of extra materials or items that you will no longer be using.

Set aside space for a temporary kitchen, or arrange to stay with family or in a hotel during construction. It is unlikely that your kitchen will be usable during this project, and creating a backup of dirty dishes and garbage from delivery will only make the process more tedious.

If the stress of the construction process is too much, take some time out of the house to search for new décor and accessories for your soon-to be- finished kitchen. This can help keep you excited despite the inconvenience.

If you’re considering kitchen construction in San Antonio, contact Shaw Company Remodeling at