It’s no secret that kitchen remodeling can be super unnerving. The project involves a plethora of tasks that include planning, budgeting, finding the right designer, and so on. All our efforts to elicit information from different resources is hardly gratifying. How do you deal with the situation?
Simple. You take one step at a time. Start out with aligning your priorities and your budget, then the right choices will follow.
Now, considering the prime role that your kitchen plays, all your invested efforts are bound to be a big pay off in the future. We aren’t only broaching the resale value but also the changed status as a modern kitchen — it implies that the space must be treated with deserved reverence.
Despite all, why are we petrified at the idea of starting a kitchen remodel? It’s simple. We are scared of details and don’t know how to handle them. So, how do we go about?
That’s where we have you completely covered! This article treats you to all the basic information for a kitchen remodel.
Setting the Right Priorities for Your Kitchen Upgrade
Ask yourself the reasons to renovate your kitchen. Follow this up by drawing a line between what your kitchen needs and what you want but can do without. Figuring out the basic purpose will help you invest where it is needed without going overboard.
Setting the Right Budget for Your Kitchen Remodel
A well-defined budget is your best guide here. Concentrate on the areas that need maximum attention and then put the “not so urgent” ones on hold. You can even DIY certain tasks to save money.
DIY Or Remodeling Company? How to Make the Right Call?
By all means, indulge in DIY projects wherever feasible, but leave the intricate tasks to seasoned professionals. It’s not going to do you any good if in the end your project is affected by your overambitious DIY aspirations.
Making Your Kitchen Stand Out But Not Too Much
Make sure that the design theme of your kitchen aligns with the rest of your house. If it doesn’t, time to go back to the drawing board!
Do You Need More Storage?
Isn’t this one of the primary reasons to opt for a remodel? Needs change with the change in time. Your children are perhaps on their way to becoming teens. You may have your parents living with you who may be in their advanced years. It follows that your kitchen storage must meet every new and changing need. In other words, you have to plan ahead of time. If you’re planning to upgrade your kitchen, new cabinetry can contribute greatly to sprucing up your space.
Do You Need to Upgrade Your Appliances?
The appliances in your kitchen exude style and grace with their presence. Their functional efficiency adds to the overall picture of a contemporary kitchen. Make sure that your kitchen imbibes sleek appliances with clean lines and high-tech features. Invest in hidden, built-in appliances to save space and add a statement to your space.
Does Your Kitchen Need More Lighting?
Lights here and lights there! What a difference lights make on the ambiance of your space!
I suggest you go overboard with them to add sparkle to your kitchen (literally)! Go for task lighting under the cabinets. A series of pendants can be used in a small kitchen and to brighten up your island. You may have led strips along the edges of cabinets and a chandelier for a dramatic impact. However, remember to keep aside a dedicated budget for this aspect, and you can have all the fun as you go along!
* This article is posted by and in partnership with Kitchen and Bath Shop, a kitchen and bathroom remodeling store located in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C.