11 Kitchen Remodeling Tips!
Posted: Mar 14, 2019
Remodeling a kitchen can be a huge task to undertake. For years you’ve been imagining what your dream kitchen could look like (and whether it would be possible). But you should never jump into a project as huge as remodeling a kitchen without planning and thinking of all the little details. To help you think ahead, here are 11 tips when it comes to remodeling your kitchen.
1. Don’t think you can do it all yourself
Remodeling a kitchen can be hard, laborious work, and you shouldn’t take the risk of making it a DIY project. Instead, do some research and find a professional contracting company who can do the hard work for you the right way. Also, having the advantage of planning your kitchen redesign with someone else who has seen their fair share of housing renovations will help you cover the little details you may forget about on your own.
2. Be aware of your budget
I say this for several reasons. Of course, you want to be aware of how much you’re spending. But you really need to pay attention to how you’re spending your money. Remodeling your kitchen can take thousands of dollars to complete, so you need to plan out where that valuable money is going to go. Will it be for something you need or for something you want?
3. Know your space
Sometimes we can get swept away in the dream of renovations, and in those dreams, everything looks perfect and fits perfectly. But in reality, there’s no guarantee everything will fit right. You need to know the spaces in your kitchen, like how much cabinet space do you have and how far apart do you want your appliances to be.
4. Don’t forget about the lighting
Lots of things you do in the kitchen require being able to see well. You want to know what snack you’re picking out of the pantry, and whether you’re using thyme or rosemary in a dish. You need to able to see as you cut vegetables with a sharp knife and how many pots do you have simmering on the stove. Make sure you’re thinking about how light will fill your kitchen to avoid mishaps and accidents.
5. Don’t forget about the air
Sounds kind of silly, but in a kitchen where there can be lots of steam and smoke, you need to consider proper ventilation. This is also a must if you have or want gas-powered appliances.
6. Pick the right surfaces
When you imagine yourself in your dream kitchen, maybe you picture yourself cooking great meals or wowing your friends with desserts. What you may not consider is how that counter space may also be used. It’s a flat surface, and flat surfaces often invite papers, computer, keys, anything someone may be holding that they want to put down. Just because it’s in the kitchen doesn’t mean the rest of the house won’t affect it.
7. Research your appliances
Something like a stainless-steel sink may sound great on paper and look beautiful in your mind, but consider how many things are going into that sink, how much water, coffee, oil, and food will be tossed in. Stainless steel can sometimes show watermarks, especially if you have hard water coming out of your tap. The same goes for all the appliances. Do your research so that it’ll fit your vision and your lifestyle.
8. Consider a color scheme
You don’t need a theme for your kitchen, aside from homey or kitchen-y, but having a color scheme can help you stay on track with your vision and narrow down options for cabinets, counters, and appliances. Also, you wouldn’t want anything to clash
9. Think ahead
Whatever is the hot new trend for modern kitchens may not be the same trend in the next 5 or 10 years. You need to think about what you want to look at for years to come. Not only that, but you won’t be in your house forever. Would someone buying your house really want a kitchen that was fab 10 years ago but now looks dated?
10. Don’t forget the details
The research will be your best friend throughout the remodeling process. Research issues that people have unexpectedly run into when they renovated. Things like plumbing, electric outlets, and wires are something you may not always think about but that you need to consider when taking your kitchen apart.
11. Make sure your kitchen brings out the best in you
You’re investing a lot of time and money into this dream project. You need to make sure you will be happy in it, whether that means cooking dinner for your family, entertaining guests, or just enjoying a homemade dessert for yourself. Whatever you do, make sure your kitchen reflects you.
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