The kitchen is the heart of the house. It is often the place where the family spends most of its time, whether it is eating together on a dining table or using the island for doing homework. If you are unhappy with your kitchen design or functionality and thinking of remodelling it, you need to devise a well-planned layout that will improves its functionality but will add an element of beauty and design to it as well. Here are a few tips that will help you to plan your kitchen renovation smoothly.
1. Get inspiration
Once you have decided to remodel your kitchen, the next thing is to inspire yourself with a few nice ideas according to your space. You can browse online to check out recent design trends as an example. It will broaden your vision and help you to bring modernity and practicality into your design.
2. Plan your budget
Before taking any steps further, estimate what you are willing to spend on your kitchen remodelling. Planning a budget is very important, because at the end of the day you don’t want the kitchen renovation to get over the budget. Make sure you allocate a contingency amount – too many homeowners don’t plan for last-minute changes.
3. Seek help from a professional
Find a professional kitchen designer. Discuss all the remodelling ideas you have, such as changing the flooring, countertops, backsplash, sink, cabinets and drawers. A consultation will make the task of remodelling easier and less tedious. It will also bring out all the pros and cons of your ideas, comparing it with the experience a professional. Sometimes color schemes that look great on paper may not look so good in real life – something an experienced designer can warn you about.
4. Selecting materials
The next step requires action. Go through the different materials you want to incorporate into your kitchen. Do you want your countertops to be of granite or quartz? What color theme do you have in your mind? What material should be the cabinets made of and what color should they be? What is an appropriate size of the sink? How can you incorporate clever storage spaces?
Once all the materials have been selected, the next step is to call an expert kitchen renovation company that will take measurements for the kitchen, backsplash, countertops and sink. DIY this at your own peril! One mistake can mean thousands of dollars worth of lost materials.
After you have carefully gone through all of these steps, the next thing is to sit back, wait patiently and let the professionals take over and do the work. Call CozyHome and schedule a free at-home consultation.