Your kitchen is not only the heart of your home, but it’s also an important and functional space. That’s why kitchen renovation can be daunting. . . it’s crucial to ‘get it right,’ and it’s often a massive (and sometimes costly) project. However, if you focus on the foundational elements, striving to have your kitchen wonderful and remain useful, you won’t have to expend too much time, energy, money, or effort.
And let’s be real, you don’t need a multi-million-dollar aesthetic in order have a space that suits your needs.
But what do you really need to know about your kitchen renovation? Here are some tips:
Start By Understanding Your Space
Great kitchen remodeling means considering the texture, shape and fit of the materials used to define the aesthetic and utility of the kitchen. This entails everything from knowing how you fit your cabinets, the materials used to create your surface top, and also the backsplash implemented behind your oven.
Needless to say, considering the right materials is important. You might opt for marble tops as they look fantastic and can last forever, but be wary that they’re majorly expensive. Or, you might consider a deep panel wood them to keep up with the rustic aesthetic but you’ll want to match your laminate flooring or tile tones, for example.
When you consider your specific space, you can remodel in a way that makes sense and is cohesive.
Think About Storage
A kitchen can look fantastic with all the latest appliances, but if you have nowhere to store your food, then you’ll be stressed out. It’s good to segment space for your cabinets, your storage areas, your pantries, and even room for your herb garden or spice racks. Make sure you have enough surface area even with present appliances (like your coffee machine or toaster for example). And if storage is hard to come by, think about some workarounds like corner drawers, stacking bins, or under-the-cabinet storage.
Prioritize Good Ventilation
People cook in their kitchens, and cooking tends to cause steam, smoke, and excess moisture. This is why it’s good to make sure you have the ability to remove all of those things from your area to avoid buildup, moisture, or grime.
A good ventilation hood can help you extract smoke so that it doesn’t fill up the room when you’re cooking. On top of that, an extraction fan will ensure the correct airflow to make sure steam has somewhere to go. This way, you can cook with confidence.
Although these tips are simple, they’re helpful to make sure that your kitchen renovation is off to a good start. From there, you can start to customize your space, adding a bit of personality when and where you can.
PS: Here are some tips to create a family-centered kitchen!