What’s the one room that everybody dreams of designing in their house? The kitchen, of course! Not only is this room often thought of at the heart of the home, but it’s also where the family gathers at mealtimes, where friends come to socialize and where everyone gets to enjoy delicious food. So, it’s no wonder that we all want this space to look perfect. But it also has to come with the right equipment too. If you’ve ever wanted to design the kitchen of your dreams, here are the key considerations to make along the way.
Consider The Space and the Light
Before you get ahead of yourself, you really have to start off by considering the space you have or may need. Sometimes, when you’re designing your dream kitchen, you may need to make the space bigger. To get the layout you need, you may want to break down walls into other areas, change around some of the utility hook up points or add an extension. By analysing the space you have an what you can do, you’ll be able to get a starting space to work with. What will you do about lighting – have you decided about having a lighting focal point or built into your units? I personally like these modern kitchen spotlights.
There are so many considerations so make sure you take a step by step approach in what is needed and the want list!
Rip Everything Out
When you’ve got the base of your kitchen ideas sorted, you’re going to need to rip everything out that you have. Before any work can begin to get that desired space just right, you need to give your contractors a shell or have them remove the unnecessary items. I have to admit that this was the most stressful bit as you can be without a kitchen for a few weeks and will need to make alternative arrangements.
Even if there are things you’d like to keep, they will need to come out to start with. You’ll just need to make sure you keep them in good condition during the rip out process.
Home In On Your Design
As any building work starts to commence to get your property and space just right, you’re also going to want to finalize the design plans you have for the fittings and fixtures. If you are having an extension then think about what style of roofing you’d like to have – thin k of the exterior as well as interior to ensure the best look from outside as well as in! Also long term you’ll not want to have repairs every few years so it is essential to get your kitchen shell spot on!
You may want to get a kitchen renovations expert to help you with the entire process, just to make sure that you have thought about all of your options and that the finished idea is perfect. At this stage, you’re also going to want to get paint colours, cabinets and designs all ironed out so that they’re ready to go.
When you’re trying to get renovation work done and fast, it can be tempting to make rash decisions just to get it done. But don’t. When you’re looking at renovating your home, you should make sure that you get everything that you want. Even if it means that you have to wait and while and save up for it. Because if you settle, you’ll always look at the parts you scrimped on and wish you didn’t.
Add Finishing Touches
And finally, make sure that you spend the right amount of time considering your options when it comes to the final design details. Things like tiles and cabinet handles, display units and even appliances can make or break your overall theme. So, you want to make sure they add to your dream look and help to create the kitchen you’ve always wanted.
We are still renovating out kitchen. We started last year and it has taken some time to find decor that is right so it’s the final touches now. Any tips let me know!