A kitchen remodel is no minor feat, it includes a lot of planning, time and carefully considered design solutions. In order to get the full potential out of your kitchen, a head to bottom renovation is necessary. From the layout of the space to the right appliances and finally the perfect accessories. Be prepared to devote both time and funds to remodel your kitchen, but rest assured when finished it will all be worth it.
The Kitchen Layout
Before you decide on the layout, you need to think carefully about how you plan on using your kitchen. In recent years the purpose of the kitchen space has changed significantly, it went from being a cooking and food storage space to a multi-use space where you can eat, open the post, entertain and help with the children’s homework. This is why the layout is so important. Even though every home is different, there are some classic layouts, each with their own benefits. You can opt for a single or a double galley kitchen with one or two continuous runs of cabinets. On the other hand if you choose an L-shaped design, your kitchen can be built into a corner and offer optimum counter space. Finally, there is the U-shaped kitchen design, it serves the purpose of surrounding the cook on three sides putting everything within easy reach.
Putting The Plan Into Action
After deciding on the layout it’s time to start preparing to remodel your kitchen. First get all the plumbing and electric work done. It is important that all the sockets and pipes are in the right place so that you can put all the kitchen elements and appliances in the right place. Next come the walls, it is best to opt for washable paint, it is easier to clean and last longer. For the stow area it is advisable to get a colourful washable panel since it will be getting the most grease exposure.
Don’t forget about the floors, tiles are the most sensible option since the kitchen floor needs to be cleaned daily. Just make sure you opt for non slippery ones as to avoid accidents.
Get The Perfect Kitchen Appliances
Before installing all the kitchen elements it is important to decide on the appliances and their place in the kitchen. It is important to get the brand you trust, for example, durable LG appliances are ideal for a busy family kitchen. In order for everything to fit perfectly, you need to know the exact measure of each appliance. If your fridge is too high or your stow too wide you will have to go back to the drawing board which can cost both time and money. Make sure that you get energy-efficient appliances, that can help you save money in the long run.
The Finishing Touches
Now that everything is ready, you have the kitchen elements in place, all the appliances are connected, there are just a few little things that we can do. First, renew your cutlery, sharpen the knives and get some new colourful bowls. Making a nice snack bar is a great idea, you can mixs some healthy snacks and fruit so that no one in your home gets tempted to reach for the unhealthy ones. Finally, add some flowers to the kitchen window, there is nothing more beautiful than a light, colourful kitchen.
We hope that this little workbook will help you remodel your kitchen without a lot of difficulty. Having a good plan and sketching out all the details is key to any space design. For those parts of remodel that requires expert knowledge it is always better to call in professionals. Especially for plumbing and wiring jobs, they are key to using your kitchen safely every day.
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