This is great! You have decided to renovate your kitchen! Why the use of exclamation points? The kitchen is the most-visited room in the home, even if cooking is not a priority for your particular family. It’s the room when people gather, entertain, and eat, so a kitchen renovation is certainly reason to celebrate. Now you can create exactly the space you need and want with all the elements you always dreamed of. But where should you start? First of all, you will consult an architect and a designer and make sure they are in sync with you and with each other. Then, you will start the kitchen renovation. Go into the first meetings with the architect and the designer with some ideas of what you want your kitchen to look like. Here are some tips for you when planning your new kitchen.
Practical Yet Stylish
Every room in the house is a good place for expressing your personal style, but the kitchen demands practicality as well. For example, the cooking “triangle” is very important for food preparation. The sink, refrigerator, and stove are the most used elements in cooking, so it is imperative to put them close together in your kitchen renovation. Also make sure that you have a few inches of counterspace next to both your stove and your refrigerator, so you can put things down when using these appliances.
Countertops are Key
One of the most exciting elements of a kitchen renovation are the surfaces like the countertops and the backsplash. Starting with the kitchen countertops, this is where practical and style go hand in hand. You want to make sure that the countertops are made from a rugged material that won’t stain from spills or crack from exposure to heat. But you should also love how they look. The kitchen backsplash is the place to spend money because the area is small, and you can afford to go a little more expensive here. Show your style by choosing colours and materials that will stand out.
A kitchen renovation can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by doing lots of research online and walk into your friends’ homes to see what looks good and what they love (and hate) about their kitchens. Stick to the basics but use personal elements in the design and you will love your kitchen for many years to come.