The cabinets of your kitchen either don’t close or make funny creaking sounds when you try to open or close them. The stove only has now two working stations and the oven hasn’t worked since ages. It’s about time you must start thinking about the much-needed renovation of your kitchen, or else the process of cooking will become more and more tedious and annoying for you.
It’s time to put all your savings to their best use and give your kitchen an exciting and refreshing new look. Keep the following tips in mind while remodeling it:
- Got for quality materials:
If you are spending a hefty amount from your pocket then why compromise on the quality. Kitchen shelving is just as important as living room or garage shelving. It already took you about 10 years to get the chance for this renovation. Make sure to use material that will last at least another 10. It is better to use wood veneer than melamine, laminate, or MDF because you definitely want your cabinet doors to close properly now. You cannot afford to let those ants attack your food ever again.
- Determine the size and capacity of cabinets:
If you have an eight-foot roof then start your cabinets from the rooftop. If it’s higher then you can leave a few inches according to the height of the room. Make sure to build cabinets that provide enough storage for all your materials. There’s no point of having a kitchen where some of your things are lying on the counter and some on the island. Design the cabinets in a way that they provide organized storage for your materials.
- Look of the cabinetry:
You can go with the contemporary wood-look of the cabinets but that won’t serve as the right choice. Paint will give the cabinets their deserved personality and will ensure better finishing. It will also give a longer life to the cabinets, one thing that you are definitely looking for.
- Select an elegant and easy-to-clean counter:
Black polished marble with a stained wood edge will add class and elegance to your counter. If you want it to be more decent and sober then go for white Carrara marble, kirkstone slate or Wiarton limestone.
- Install an island that works:
Go for an island that provides more storage capacity but takes up very little of the space in your kitchen. Ideal for installing a stove or a sink and can also be used as a table if someone from the family wants to have a quick meal.
- Don’t overdo the details:
It is wiser to keep you kitchen simple yet appealing. Don’t go for unnecessary details around the cabinets or the island. This will give your kitchen a very convoluted look, instead of the spacious and comfortable look you wanted to go for. Don’t forget that a simple kitchen means an easier maintenance.
It is not necessary that your kitchen must give the look of those displayed in the showrooms. More important is that it should reflect your personality and must be in accordance with your temperament and cooking style. You must enjoy cooking in your kitchen and that is only possible if you have complete ease while working. You are renovating your lifestyle, not just a kitchen so go for the best thing that fits in your budget.