If you are converting a garage or basement into an ADU, it won’t feel like home unless it includes a kitchen. Luckily, it’s possible to install kitchens in Los Angeles ADU units easily. However, you’ll need to hire the right contractor. Below, we’ve listed a few tips to keep in mind. But first, did you know that kitchens in ADUs must have a food preparation counter, a sink, storage, cabinets and permanent cooking facilities? Make sure you bear all of these in mind when designing your kitchen.
1. Consider the type of stove that you’ll need
It’s important to take some time to consider the type of stove that you’ll choose for your ADU kitchens in Los Angeles. First, you need to decide whether you want to install a gas or electric stove. While there is a slight fire risk associated with gas stoves, they are typically cheaper to operate than their electric counterparts. However, gas stoves are somewhat less energy-efficient than electric ones, and it can take a bit longer to cook with them.
2. Pick out the right kitchen cabinets
There are many different styles of kitchen cabinets that you can consider. You can choose from modern, traditional, and specialty kitchen cabinet styles. Furthermore, there are many different materials that you can choose for your cabinets, such as wood, metal, and composites. While your personal tastes largely determine which cabinets are best for your ADU, it’s always important to make sure that you choose a product that will last. Luckily, you can count on your cabinets to be durable if you purchase them from a quality manufacturer.
3. Hire the right contractor
The contractor that you hire is just as important as the appliances and materials that you pick. Make sure that you look at a large number of reviews online of any ADU contractor you are considering. Also, make sure that you compare quotes to get the best possible price, and trust your instincts when it comes to the impression that you get after meeting a contractor in person.