5 Tips For Planning Your Kitchen Remodel
If you’re thinking of undertaking some kitchen renovations, this is a significant commitment of money, space in your home, and time without being able to use that kitchen. However, a successful kitchen remodel that suits your lifestyle is something that will improve your home experience for years to come. Consider these five tips in the planning stages to ensure you get a kitchen that makes your home better.
Don’t Leave Design Choices For Last
When possible, it’s always a better idea to take your time at the planning stages and carefully consider your design choices. This ensures that you have plenty of time to think about what you want and go over as many options as possible.
The worst thing you can do is leave this to the last minute and then suddenly commit to a floor tile color or cabinet color that, once you’ve had time to think about it, you don’t’ like at all. This is an error you’ll live with for years.
Lay Out All Floor Tile
It’s not something that happens all the time, but it’s frequent enough that homeowners should be careful. In some cases, a single tile sample will not be representative of the complete floor tile layout because it is random and based on natural processes. So it’s possible to pick a single tile thinking the whole floor will be this color, only to find out on the day that only 1 in 8 tiles has that color. You can avoid this if you check up ahead of time.
Bring Your Designs In A Bag
For people who really care about their kitchen renovations’ final look, the best way to ensure harmonious design is to bring that design with you. If you’re deciding on floor tile, bring samples of your cabinet and paint chip for the walls for comparison. If you’re thinking about countertop surfaces, make sure cabinet color samples are available to compare. This kind of thinking ahead can ensure that the colors complement each other the way you want because you’ve already made the comparison well before construction and installation.
Don’t Forget Cleaning
When picking out materials for countertops, floors, and cabinets, always keep the maintenance aspect in the back of your mind. Some fabrics look great but may be more difficult to clean. A wood countertop, for example, may have a wonderful, warm look but requires high maintenance and stains permanently quite easily compared to a stone surface. Some tiles have a wonderful shine but are brittle and may damage more visibly when objects are dropped on them.
Pick Only One Major Feature During Kitchen Renovations
It’s natural and often encouraged for homeowners to pick a standout feature for a kitchen. However, for the sake of aesthetics, it’s also advised to pick only one stand out. Stuffing a kitchen with too many of them bumps up the cost and can actually hurt the overall look of a kitchen. In the same way that a high fashion dress doesn’t overdo it on the ruffles, folds, and other features, let kitchen renovations draw the eye to only one premium aspect, not more than that.