Kitchen is one of the most important part of a house. Kitchen Renovation will add tremendous value to your home & also ease your lifestyle.
Here are the 10 most important kitchen renovation tips:
1) Always Use quality materials
If one uses quality drawer slides and hinges then cabinet doors will stay closed and drawers won’t stick. One should stay away from drawers that are stapled together or made of particleboard. For cabinet interiors, one can use wood veneer as it is more durable than melamine, laminate, MDF or particleboard.
2) Determine cabinet heights
One should choose cabinets that go to the ceiling. They offer more storage & enable you to use extra wall space for artwork or open shelves. If your ceilings are higher than eight feet, you can leave 15 to 18 inches above the cabinets.
3) Decide whether to paint or stain
Brush-painted cabinets are preferred to stained-wood cabinetry as they can lend a unique personality. Stained-wood cabinetry isn’t easily altered.
4) Choose an elegant countertop
White Carrara marble (honed or acid washed and sealed) & acacia wood kitchen countertops add elegance and warmth to the kitchen. One can also use honed Kirkstone slate, soapstone, Wiarton limestone, plastic laminate with a wood edge.
5) Installing an island that works
One should not place a bulky cube in the middle of the room. Ideally, an island should be unencumbered by appliances, but if one wants it to house a dishwasher-sink combo or a cooktop, maintain the light look of a leggy harvest table.
6) Avoid maintenance nightmares
Natural surfaces with inherent texture, slate, terra-cotta, brick and tumbled marble are more difficult to clean but camouflage the odd crumb. Smooth surfaces in light colours for example white laminate counters or ceramic floors are easy to clean but show everything.
7) Stick to basic appliances
Instead of going for lots of appliances and gadgets, you should select a few reliable basics. Like a commercial-quality stainless-steel range is a better choice as it takes up less space than separate wall ovens and a cooktop.
8 ) Incorporate an adjacent dining room
You should consider a banquette design combined with slipcovered chairs for an efficient use of space.
So, keeping in mind the above mentioned tips, go for your kitchen renovation & remember your kitchen should reflect you, not look like a showroom.