Some homeowners spend $75,000 renovating their kitchen.
However, it only goes to show the value people put in having a beautiful, functional kitchen space at their disposal. As the heart of any house, you can’t really blame them!
About to embark on a similar process? Want some advice on doing it the right way? Well, whether you’ve got hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend, we can help.
Keep reading for 5 new homeowner tips for renovating kitchens.
1. Figure Out Your Priorities
Take a look at your current kitchen set up.
Ask yourself what needs to be improved, and why. Use the answers to those questions to assess what you really want/need from the new kitchen.
By considering its current flaws, you can plan how to address them. You realize your priorities and what would make the ideal kitchen set up.
2. Create a Kitchen Plan
Planning your kitchen renovation is all-important to a successful outcome.
Never start without giving it prior consideration. Brainstorm what you want and how you’re going to make it happen. Draw it out in fine detail and assess the practical issues you might face.
Be sure to consider your budget and the cost of materials/labor too. After all, it’s no good starting something you can’t afford to finish! Research the fixtures, countertops, cupboards, and so on to get an idea of price.
3. Hire the Professionals
You might love (and be good at) DIY.
If so, then there’s a chance that you’re eyeing up this remodel with glee! It seems like the perfect opportunity to put your DIY skills to the test.
And it is! However, think about consulting with the pros first to run your ideas/designs/plans by them. A kitchen contractor will make suggestions and point out any potential hazards/flaws before you dive in.
Equally, their expertise will be essential for any task you can’t do. Try hard to find a quality, trustworthy contractor to help you complete the project.
4. Create a Mini-Kitchen Somewhere
Unfortunately, kitchen remodels don’t happen overnight.
That means you’ll need somewhere to prepare your meals in the meantime. Set yourself up with a mini, makeshift kitchen in the house.
It doesn’t have to be fancy! Focus on creating a practical space, with basic storage and cooking facilities.
5. Get the Lighting Right
Be sure to find the perfect lighting to use in the kitchen as well.
Different lights have profound effects on the overall feel and ambiance of the room. Unlike other rooms, though, there’s a significant practical element to consider:
You don’t want to be chopping onions in the dark! Any light fixture on wall should deliver enough light to cook by. The best fixtures achieve that while simultaneously matching the overall décor/style of the room.
Start Renovating Kitchens the Right Way!
Kitchens are one of the most important rooms in the house.
This is why many homeowners are willing to spend so much money renovating them!
Whether you’re spending a fortune or not, though, there’s a right and a wrong way to go about the task. Hopefully, the tips on renovating kitchens in this post will help you do it successfully.
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