Renovating your kitchen without first thinking about it in detail can lead to a big mess. However, a rough idea will also not work, so instead create a plan on how to go about it, and identify an end result that you desire to achieve. Hire a professional interior design specialist whenever necessary. Below are key guidelines that will help you do your kitchen renovation the right way.
Determine Your Goal
Every renovation comes with the need to solve a problem or improve something. So, identify how the renovation will improve your kitchen and solve your problems. First, get to know your top priorities and what you need to do to achieve them. For example, if you want an upgrade, research or inquire about modern fixtures, paint and worktops. However, ensure they are within your budget, and if not, then seek help in identifying equally good, but more affordable options.
Also, ensure you get efficient items, floors, worktops and fixtures fitted. Opt for low-maintenance items, but also ensure you get to know how to do the basic maintenance required. For example, if you're going for marble worktops, then consider having a marble sealant applied so as to maintain the durability and beauty of the marble for a long time.
The Time Factor
Make time for your renovation so as to avoid rushing the process so fast that things are not completed to standard, or they are left unfinished. Ask your service provider for the shortest and longest amounts of time it should take to complete the renovation. It's advisable you work with the longest duration, but hope for the shortest duration.
If you are having a minor job done, then you might survive on eat outs until the job is completed. However, major kitchen renovations will require you to set up a temporary kitchen to work with until the project is completed. You can squeeze in a semi-kitchen at the corner of your sitting room, particularly the corner that is not used often. Also, if you have a dining room, you can consider converting it into your kitchen.
Develop a Plan for Appliances
Before the kitchen renovation begins, create a plan ofor where you will place your kitchen appliances. Identify appliances you plan to dispose of, the ones you'll replace, and the new ones you plan to buy. For large appliances, it's advisable you identify a fixed spot or corner that is most convenient and safe.
If you plan to replace an appliance with a bigger model, then put the new measurements into consideration. Also, ensure that the wiring, lighting and sockets are fitted in a way that will ensure all appliances have a power source and don't obstruct lighting. Consider the workability of your kitchen as well. For example, worktops should be near the sink. You don't want to move unnecessarily and over long stretches when preparing a meal.
Success is in the details when it comes to kitchen renovations. Take your time and visualize your plan before you implement it.