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Perhaps the most important aspect of a kitchen remodel is lighting. Adequate lighting sets the mood of the entire room and can be achieved through a variety of methods. For people who prefer natural light, they can add lots of windows and skylights. Many people will opt for artificial light, with ceiling fixtures in the center of the room and track lighting placed near the sink and stove.
Storage options are usually a major part of any kitchen remodel. Adding cabinets is a great way to utilize wasted space, especially above the refrigerator or between the counter tops and the ceiling. If money is an issue, a less expensive option is to resurface the existing cabinetry. The same trick also applies to counter tops. Changing the look of something instead of replacing it is a great way to achieve a new look for a fraction of the cost.