Kitchen renovations are one of the best ones to undertake. Not only is the kitchen where the heart of your home is, but it also provides a lot of value back. Getting your kitchen redesign right, however, is crucial. You want your kitchen to flow correctly, have all the appliances that you need, be made of quality materials, have enough storage, and, of course, you want it to be stunning. These five aspects are the key areas you need to focus on to make sure that you have a successful kitchen renovation:
Kitchens are where work happens, which is why the flow is so important. It needs to be large enough that multiple people can work and be in your kitchen at the same time. This means perhaps adding a kitchen island if you have a large, square space, or it might mean knocking down a wall to turn your tiny kitchen into a large centerpiece. When you are renovating your kitchen, it’s ideal to go all out so that the flow works with the look of your house, and so that it allows you to cook and host comfortably.
When you renovate your kitchen, you should splurge on new appliances. These appliances can then be custom fit into your new kitchen so that not only do you have better appliances that cook and store food better, they also fit the look and flow of your new kitchen. Don’t leave any appliance out, though! Ask multiple people what they would add in terms of appliances before you agree – you might realize that you’ve missed something important that’s hard to fix later if you don’t.
When you are renovating your kitchen, you want it to last. That is why you should use quality materials that will not only handle the daily cooking that will be going on, but can look great for years to come. This means using granite countertops; the more durable your kitchen, the better.
Fully-stocked kitchens need a lot of storage. If you have a separate pantry room, however, then you won’t be as pressed for space. Either way, you need to make sure that your custom fit cupboards have a lot of storage space solutions so that you can comfortably fit all your kitchen supplies. The last thing you want, after all, is to redesign your kitchen only to have the cupboards stocked haphazardly with pots, pans, and other heavy tools.
Finally, you need to improve the look of your kitchen. If you focus on the other four areas, then your kitchen should already look great, but it’s important to match your kitchen with the rest of your home. The only exception to this, of course, is if you plan on upgrading each room in the house so that everything is uniform and beautiful.
Kitchens renovations are perfect because they are one of the few key areas of your home that give you a lot of value back if you renovate. Match the kitchen renovation with the size and cost of your house, otherwise your renovation won’t make the money back in the long run – unless, of course, you renovate all other areas of your house as well.