SANTA ROSA — When having your kitchen remodeled, one thing you’ll need to think about is utilities, particularly in relation to the appliances you’re planning to use. Here are some things to consider:

Power requirements/specifications: Besides deciding between gas- and electric-powered appliances, you’ll need to assess the power requirements and specifications of the appliances you select. For instance, if you plan to have gas appliances, will they run on natural gas or liquid propane? Or, if you plan to have electric appliances, will they require 110 volts of power or 220 volts.

Water connections: You’ll also need to consider which appliances require connections to water. Obviously, your dishwater will need one, but you’ll need additional connections if your refrigerator has a water dispenser or icemaker.

Placement: Make sure the placement of appliances is correct in regard to their required utility connections. You don’t want to have to install your appliances a second time because they ended up in the wrong spot.