Kitchen Renovations

The kitchen is one of the most important and most frequented places in your home. Renovating your kitchen to give it a more welcoming feel is definitely a wise idea. However, like all other renovations, kitchen renovations can take a lot of work and should be adequately prepared for.

The things you will want to consider when renovating your kitchen include:

Deciding on a countertop

This may seem like a much easier decision than it really is. However, choosing a countertop requires a lot more than simply skimming through your favourite home improvement website and deciding on the countertop you would like your kitchen to boast. What one should always consider is that what may be in style today, may be out of style tomorrow. Rather than renovating your home one year only to feel the need to rip it all down and start all over the next year, select a design that is timeless.

One thing you will want to avoid doing when it comes to renovating your kitchen, is trying hard to save on the costs of material and therefore settling for inferior quality. Though it may be pricey now, having to make amendments in a short period of time because the low quality material you had chosen decided that it was time to give up, can be extremely frustrating and end up costing more in the long run.

Consider your square footage

A crammed kitchen isn’t a comfortable kitchen. Take accurate measurements and keep the square footage of your kitchen in consideration when deciding on counter space, the size of kitchen islands as well as any other features you will want in your kitchen.

Choosing a kitchen island

As with, choosing a countertop, you will want to make sure that your kitchen island is of a timeless design. How frequently this addition will be used may help you to determine how big or how small it can be. For an avid baker who spends a lot of time rolling dough and needs a large, clear space, a bigger countertop may be necessary. However, for someone who just wants it as a decorative piece, going smaller may be the better option.

Colour

Keep in mind the wall colour of your kitchen, the colour of appliances as well as the colour of your cupboards to ensure that once everything is in place, the ambiance you have created doesn’t clash. A great way to decide on a colour scheme is to select your favourite item, and decide on the colour of everything else based on that one piece.

Appliances

One of the worst mistakes to make is not measuring our appliances when you have fixtures build in your kitchen. Your microwave will need to fit somewhere, as will your refrigerator, stove and oven.

Hire a professional

Especially if you’re not the handiest of people, you may want to consider hiring a professional to get the job done, and get it done to the highest of standards. Give us a call for a quotation on your kitchen renovation today!