What do you think of when the topic comes to remodeling kitchens? Do you think of carpentry guts and appliances, or do you think of life essentials? The truth is that a kitchen renovation is about both of these aspects and more. To make things easier for you, we’ve shortlisted a roadmap of all the things that need to be considered before taking on this venture:
1. Underline your scope of work
Let’s be honest; kitchens are pretty expensive to redo. This is why you need to set major parameters for your scope of work before greenlighting the whole thing. This not only helps you set a definitive budget, but also lets you know where you can splurge and where you need to hold on tightly to your funds no matter how appealing something feels at the time.
2. Invest in the best essentials
Equipment refers to the ‘life essentials’ that we talked about just before. Can you imagine living without a toaster? Can you imagine living without a coffee maker or just a great lemon squeezer? Well, all of these and more come under the category of life essentials and you definitely need to allot a certain budget to them if you want to maintain a functional lifestyle.
3. Have proper and adequate storage
You may think that typically designed cabinetry is all that you’re ever going to need in the long run, but that’s not the case at all. In order for your kitchens to be truly pragmatic, you have to think long and hard about the type of storage you’ll need and if it can fit into your budget. Just for reference: bespoke pantries and larders are a huge trendsetter in 2019.
4. Keeping up with the latest trends
A neat, sophisticated kitchen is all about keeping up with the trends, but there’s a catch in that as well. The challenge is selecting the trends that are going to remain timeless for a long time. This means that you have to pick things – especially materials and surfaces – that are not only going to look good presently, but are also going to continue looking good for a long time after.
5. Choose the things that you can afford
At the end of the day, the most important thing is affordability. Materials such as countertops and high quality cabinetry can be a bit expensive, so you have to be careful about where you’re going to cut costs and how you’re going to check the feasibility of these items. Hiring professional designers is always a huge bonus.