Kitchen Remodelling Tips
A kitchen remodel can spiral out of control. Homeowners spend more money on kitchen renovations more than any other area of the house, and with good reason. The kitchen is often the center of the home and is the hub of home life and social interaction.
Ultimately, the design of your kitchen should reflect the way that you live. Since there are no hard fast rules that are set in stone dictating how much should be spent on the kitchen, the manner in which you splurge will depend on your preferences and budget.
A gourmet cook can justify an expensive or inflated budget for a kitchen remodel because professional grade equipment and appliances are required. On the other hand, if you are doing a little painting or just replacing your countertops during kitchen remodels, there are a few tips and tricks that can make the process easy and less expensive for you. Here are some essential kitchen remodeling tips:
Plan, Plan, & Do Some More Planning
The planning process should take more time than the actual construction. If you plan adequately, the money and time spent on the project will reduce drastically, plus you will stay on budget. If the remodeling is extensive, don’t try and save money by handling the job yourself. In general, you should dedicate at least 6months to the planning stage. When planning:
- Study your kitchen extensively to get the right measurements.
- You should think about the traffic patterns that your house experiences especially if there are multiple cooks involved.
- Reflect on the ergonomics of your kitchen.
- You should also plan for the unforeseeable to mitigate unanticipated disasters.
- You should also select your fixtures and materials beforehand to prevent delays.
Maintain A Footprint
You should keep the same footprint to avoid the cost of a remodel from getting out control. Unforeseen problems start to occur when you change the plan or when you start to alter the location of critical components such as electrical outlets and pipes. If possible, try and keep all the appliances in the same place.
Think About Your Appliances
It can be easy to lose control when picking your appliances. High-end pieces may be alluring, but they may not be in line with your needs or budget. You should concentrate on spending money on long-term elements that add value to your house such as flooring or new cabinets.
Choose Your Lighting Well
The lighting you pick can make a huge difference to your kitchen style. It can make your kitchen appear larger or smaller, but it is also vital for allowing you to work efficiently. You should pick task lighting to enable you to work in dark lit areas and ambient light to control the mood and intensity of your kitchen.
There you have it, some essential kitchen renovation tips from the experts at Golden Acre Renovations. Contact us today for any of your kitchen remodelling questions.