So, it’s time for a kitchen overhaul, and you have no idea where to start. While it might be fun to look for pretty pictures and design inspiration online, it does not get the job done. Not to worry, we’ve got your back. When it comes to renovation projects, we’ve done and seen it all.
Our years of experience in the realm of home décor and design allows us to provide you with expert tips that will get the job done. Firstly, you’ll need to start with a plan of action, stipulating different steps of the renovation process.
Are you only adding a few personalised touches? Or is your entire kitchen being done from scratch? These are things you need to take into consideration before you hit the shops or hire a contractor.
In this post, we share our expert tips, in chronological order. By following these renovation tips, you can take the stress out of the project and enjoy watching your dream kitchen come to life. Let’s get started!
Decide on the Perfect Layout
The perfect starting point to planning your kitchen renovation is the layout. How are you shifting things around? Keep in mind that the fridge should always be closer to the entrance for easy access. Also, make sure the distance between the key working areas isn’t too big.
Cabinets and Storage
Next up, you’ll have to think about your cabinets and storage space. The experts recommend going with higher cabinets, no matter what the height of your ceiling. Not only does this add some storage space, but it illuminates your space and leaves a lasting impression.
Selecting a Backsplash
Here’s where the fun begins. Now that you’ve got your layout and your cabinets sorted, you can start working on the personal touches. The backsplash is one of the areas where you get to play around with colour, texture and more. Express yourself by using the backsplash as your kitchen canvas.
Accessories and Finishes
Next, you need to focus on finer details. How are you going to liven up your cabinets? Choosing the perfect hardware is as important as choosing the perfect cabinets for your kitchen. Whatever your preference, you can go wild and really express your style without breaking the bank.
Next up, you need to decide on your lighting options. Make sure you’ve got your lighting hierarchy correctly, with a prominent piece at work or main spaces and ceiling fixtures in other spaces. Consider getting a chandelier over your island, or something similar.
Flooring is Important
Today’s trend is to keep the kitchen flooring in line with the rest of the house, which is usually wood or laminated. You can, however, go with tiling, depending on your preference and needs.
Value for Money First
Finally, you might want to re-do the sinks and faucets. These might be pricey, but it is worth it to compare your options. When it comes to these fixtures, it’s best to compare price, quality and style. Select the option that best suits your new kitchen’s budget and space.
And that’s it! Now you can get started and create your new beautiful kitchen. Be sure to have a look at what’s happening on Kickstarter, you may be able to help fund a great new business by purchasing an awesome new appliance.
You can also browse The Globe and Mail for some inspiration before you get started. Good luck, and enjoy your newly renovated kitchen!