Spic and Span: How to Achieve a Gorgeous Kitchen Renovation
When it comes to upgrading the home, the kitchen is known to be one of the most costly and time-consuming areas to renovate. Because appliances grow old over time, designs go out of style, just as well-loved cabinets and counters wear out. Hence, renovating your kitchen will eventually be a serious necessity. Though the process is often tedious, the result of having a brand new cooking space that will last you decades, as well as raise the value of your home will be well worth the effort. Read this guide for tips on how to make the most out of your next kitchen upgrade.
Prioritizing the Essentials
Take a good look at your working budget and strategize how you could make the most of your kitchen renovation. Think about which elements in your kitchen are in need of serious replacing, or what additions to the kitchen you need most. Do you really need that brand new wine chiller? Do you need it over a new set of overhead cabinets?
If budget isn’t an issue, feel free to indulge yourself in all the fancy gadgets you wish to purchase, just make sure these new additions won’t end up as clutter within a year or two. Think about how the size of these new additions will occupy space in your kitchen, and plan accordingly.
Storage and Counters
Installing new storage options are usually the most expensive items in your kitchen renovation list. Try marble or quartz countertops as they’re beautiful yet can withstand requirements of a busy kitchen. As for storage options, we recommend investing in a high-quality modular cabinet system in high-grade material that suits your kitchen’s aesthetic and rigorous activities.
You could get either your contractor or interior designer to execute this part of the renovation and just choose a modular cabinet and countertop system from their suppliers. However, if you’re on a tight budget, there are thousands of local carpenters and craftsmen who could build and install counters and cabinets for a much cheaper price. For maximum effect, add in a backsplash that compliments your choice of countertop.
Add in a Backsplash
You’d be surprised at how big of a design upgrade a backsplash can offer for your kitchen. You have thousands of color and design options—from the traditional tiles, terrazzo, or even waterproof wallpaper. With myriads of choices, elevating your kitchen’s style is easier than ever. If you’re working with a small kitchen and want to make it appear bigger, we recommend you go for a mirrored backsplash.
Sinks and Dishwashers
If space and resources allow, add in a second sink. Having two sinks in the kitchen increases meal preparation and cleanup productivity in cooking spaces that cater to bigger families. Designate one sink for meal preparation like washing vegetables, draining pasta water, or washing rice—and assign the other for cleanup and washing hands. Position the second sink away from where the original sink is located to prevent having a cramped working space when the kitchen gets busy.