Since the coronavirus outbreak, everyone has been obliged and encouraged to stay at home. This means that there has never been a better time to pursue that renovation project you have been dreaming about since forever. In the past, it was so much easier to ignore when your house is lacking some items of comfort. Still, nowadays, it’s almost impossible to ignore essential changes that need to be made to maximize the efficiency and comfort of our houses.
Starting with your home’s heart is always the smartest move, not only because it’s the most important room in the house, but also due to the significance it makes in increasing your house resale value. Remodeling the kitchen can add so much value and functionality to your house. However, this process always seems laborious and daunting.
To make your job easier, successful, and less overwhelming, here are some important considerations you need to take into account.
Assess Your Space
Figuring out the perfect design for your space can’t be done without considering your space size. Even if your idea of the perfect kitchen must have an aesthetically pleasing island with lots of high-quality appliances, this still might not be suitable for you if you don’t have enough space. Installing an island and adding a 30 cubic feet fridge and a gas hub might sound perfect but imagine trying to work in a small kitchen riddled with all these items.
Functionality should always come first. Therefore, when you are trying to design your home’s heart, make sure to consider the space you are dealing with.
Set a Budget
Setting a budget for your dream kitchen might seem easy at first, but many factors go into this equation you need to consider. According to recent statistics, the average kitchen in an American house can be renovated with only $4,000 and up to $50,000. The huge gap in the aforementioned range is all about your must-haves and the quality you want.
Some people might be wired to try and save as much money as possible to get everything they want, even if it’s not of high quality. This might do more harm than good and end up costing you more money in the long run.
If you skimp on essentials such as faucets and plumbing, appliances, or ventilation, you will only be trading one problem with another. The experts from belfastsinks.co.uk advise refraining from buying low-quality small sinks to save money as it will only reduce your kitchen’s functionality, hinder you from finishing your tasks promptly, and worst of all, they might lead to a leaking problem that affects other installations. However, there are some other aspects where you can save money and reduce the cost of your renovation project.
Determine Your Must-Haves
After you have considered the space size dedicated to your kitchen and the amount of money you are willing to spend on renovations, it’s time to take a close look at your kitchen to know exactly what you want and need. This step will help you limit down the confusion.
For starters, try to mark everything that you don’t need in your kitchen to make room for beneficial items and appliances that your kitchen really needs. After that, you can start making a list of all the things you need to add to increase functionality. Lastly, you can begin to draw a mental image of the perfect layout and design you like and suit your space. If you feel stuck, you can seek help from professionals.
Creating more work for yourself might discourage you from completing tasks, so make sure to always leave room in your budget to call in the professionals, especially when it comes to critical tasks such as dealing with wires or the plumbing work.
Getting inspired by different ideas on the internet and looking through cute pictures on Pinterest helps paint a picture of what you want. The important thing is to never copy a design down to the last detail without first making sure that it is suitable for your needs, wants, and space you are working with. After all the research, brainstorming, and planning, it’s always better to try to get the renovation designed on a virtual platform before you start applying anything. If you hire designers, ask them to show you how the design will look after they are finished before changing anything.