As with bathrooms, it’s possible to remodel your kitchen. Even if you are on a budget, you can still manage to pull it off. However, there are some things you will need to think about before you can get started.
Think About Your Budget
Your budget has a large bearing on what you can do to your kitchen. Don’t dismiss this fact. You may need a home equity loan to help you get started and pay off the project if you find you don’t have enough cash on hand.
Think About the Layout
Now, think about the layout of your current kitchen. What needs improvement, and what is something you can live with? These two questions should guide you as you move forward.
Think About Kitchen Additions
Next, it’s time to think about kitchen additions. Islands, peninsulas, and breakfast bars are all fantastic additions to your kitchen right off the bat. Even so, there are other ideas you can play around with, such as taking that money and investing it towards higher-quality cabinets or appliances. You can also add a pass-through that links your living room and kitchen. Finally, consider taking space from laundry rooms, mudrooms, bathrooms, and pantries to create a single great room with only a few doors and walls in between. An open-concept kitchen has never looked this good!
Think About the Appliances
Don’t overlook the appliances. They are just as important to a well-designed kitchen as the lighting, walls, floors, and countertops are. For example, if you want a bigger range-top stove, then you might have to reinforce the flooring underneath it to withstand all of that extra weight. Hoods must be fitted for a certain vent size. Counters and dishwashers pair together as well, so consider the height of the countertops and cabinets.
Think About the Lighting
The right lighting can make your remodeled kitchen look extraordinary. If you only have a pair of ceiling lights and a tiny window, then it’s time to make a change. Let’s suppose that the window is in the back of the kitchen instead of over the sink. That’s probably not enough lighting, even if you’ve set up more task lighting already. Recessed lighting, undercabinet lighting, pendant lights, and even chandeliers can all make your kitchen look more beautiful and inviting than it ever did before.
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