Remodel your kitchen can take a lot of time, money and effort. Your kitchen should be designed not only according to your personal taste or culture, but also according to the requirements of your family and functionality of your home.
Looking for some inspiration about the remodel your kitchen? You can find numerous sources for ideas about different kitchen designs and styles. Home interior magazines usually have photographs of unconventional kitchens and ideas for the cooking place. Check out some of the latest releases at the book store, there are usually a number of books that are dedicated to styles such as contemporary, traditional and modern. To get a better idea, visit a kitchen showroom.
Choosing a kitchen is very similar to choosing a new car or new item of clothing. It is a personal choice. As a homeowner, it is best to choose a kitchen style that provides an ambiance for dining and cooking. What is the point in having a great looking kitchen if it doesn’t provide functionality and comfort?
A few questions to ask yourself
- How is my kitchen located? If it’s facing towards the south, west or east, you can choose a darker colour. But if it’s facing towards the north, always keep it light to make your kitchen look larger.
- How much space do I need? How will I utilize the space?
- What work can I do myself and what work should someone else do?
Ask for advice
Remodeling your kitchen can be a daunting prospect, especially if you’re doing it as a solo project. Getting advice from someone who knows more about fitted kitchens than you can be very beneficial. A kitchen designer or home improvement enthusiast will have a broad knowledge about the specifics of kitchens and all the features and products that go with them.
Visit a kitchen showroom and ask for some assistance and advice, I’m sure they would be more than happy to help. A good kitchen designer will understand your vision of a perfect kitchen and will help you to fulfill it. The internet is also a great design resource. Pinterest and home improvement blogs are full of advice for re-modelers, decorators and DIY’ers.
Cabinets are the area of the kitchen that yield the best return on investment. If you don’t have the budget to purchase new cabinets, you can refurbish your existing wooden cabinets by sanding them down thoroughly and then applying polyurethane. Or alternatively you can just stain or paint them a different colour.
Corian and Granite are the most popular, they look the part and are very expensive, but if you were to place inexpensive tile on the back splash, you will save around 25% (and you can then choose a colour to match your cabinets or flooring).
It’s important that you don’t skimp on electrical improvements; they have to be done right. You will need to install one dedicated circuit for each appliance and another two for your outlets. If you don’t do this, when your fridge kicks on, another electrical appliance will blow out.
Appliances often come with new kitchens. If you are buying your kitchen from a retailer you can usually get your appliances through them as well. If you would like to purchase the appliances separately there are some great deals available on the internet. Many companies sell slightly scratched appliances at a discounted rate.
Choosing a kitchen installation company
If you’re not too handy at DIY then you will probably need to hire a professional to this. The best way to find kitchen fitters is to ask family and friends to recommend someone as they will give you a completely honest opinion.