The kitchen is one of those versatile and ergonomic spaces that consist of so many unique parts. There are the storage cabinets, the appliances, the lighting and so many other things that make up the whole. It can be a hassle to process where to begin when you’ve taken on a remodel. So today we’re going to be sharing an essential checklist to tick off during your kitchen remodel. Let’s take a look!
The cabinet finishes are quite an important part of the overall design of your kitchen. While paint used to be an option in the past, these days matt and gloss finished laminates are dominating the market. There are lots of options available in choosing the color, texture and even patterns of these laminates as they’re essentially going to be the face of your kitchen. This is why it should be the starting point in your checklist!
The countertops are where the work actually takes place in a kitchen. All the shopping, prepping and general hobble-doo happens here. This is why its important to pick up a countertop surface that is functional, beautiful and hygienic at the same time. Granite countertops are quite sturdy and beautiful as compared to marble, but nothing quite beats engineered quartz in all three aspects!
Another important part of tick off on your checklist, the selection of the backsplash needs to complement the surface you’ve chosen for the cabinet laminates and countertops. Usually, it is selected to contrast the colors of cabinets and countertops. Once again, there are a lot of materials to choose from – mosaic, glass, stone, acrylic, tiles and more. Pick one that is easy to maintain and suits the overall aesthetic of your kitchen.
4. Internal hardware
Both external and internal cabinet hardware is another important aspect to consider during a kitchen remodel. The internal hardware determines the usability of the space, and how much you can store inside each cabinet space. The external hardware comprises of handles and the like. They determine how holistic the visuals of your kitchen turn out. Don’t select vintage hardware for modern kitchens and vice versa. Be very choosy with everything.
Lastly, good lighting is what makes the kitchen truly beautiful. First of all, make sure that there is a source of natural light in your kitchen – a window or a ventilator – as it helps maintain the hygiene by killing of bacteria. Secondly, you can add decorative touches by installing undercabinet lights for pure aesthetics!