For most people, your kitchen is the heart of their home. Not just a place to prepare meals and eat, but an area most often used for socializing with friends and family. So, if your kitchen is looking tired and uninviting, it might be worth thinking about remodeling your kitchen to spice it up a little.
Think About Your Kitchen Renovation Plan
A full-scale remodel of your kitchen is going to be costly, take up a lot of time and require expertise from trades people. Ideally, you do not want your kitchen to be out of action for too long. So, think about which areas are in most need of updating. Whether it’s the flooring, countertops, cabinets, or decoration, write down ideas of how you would realistically like your new kitchen to look, bearing in mind how much free cash you’ve got to spend.
If you are looking at making major changes to your kitchen, as in a total redesign, call the experts in to go through the options and costs involved.
Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference
Often you only need to make a few changes to make a real impact and give your kitchen the wow factor. Just having a good tidy up and clearing away clutter from surfaces can give a sense of space. If your kitchen doesn’t get much light, then consider adding additional lighting, especially over the areas that you use most. Ask yourself what it is that is really letting your kitchen down. Get opinions from friends and family. It could just be a lick of paint is required, or the addition of a few colorful pictures. Or, maybe some of your kitchen appliances have seen better days?
Simple Touches & Kitchen Updates
Changing draw handles or cabinet doors, and modernizing dated sinks and taps are also ideas that can revamp a kitchen without costing the earth. Adding a splash of color to your drawers and cabinets can also add style.
Fix Up Chips & Cracks
Chips in flooring or countertops, and cracks in tiles can look unsightly, so if your kitchen is suffering from any, then it’s worth tackling them to smarten the area up.
Do Not Forget What You Walk On
Flooring is important in a kitchen as it needs to be durable but it also draws attention to the room, so getting it right is crucial. There are many different flooring options; from vinyl, laminate, porcelain tile or cork; so decide which is right for you and your budget. Work tops also come in a huge range of styles and colors, so again, the options are endless.
Modernize Your Cabinet Doors
The first view of your kitchen is through the doors that lead into it from other rooms in the house, so it makes sense to make sure they are in tip-top condition and aren’t letting your kitchen down. They are going to be used a lot, so it’s worth investing in something decent. Oak internal doors can look ultra-stylish yet are functional and practical for a modern, family home. Ledge and brace doors are sturdy yet add bags of character to a home, giving it a rustic feel that can make a kitchen incredibly inviting.
With so many different elements that make up your kitchen, remodeling it into something more stylish needn’t be costly or difficult. You just need to weigh up all your options.
This article was written by Ben Frisby on behalf of UK Oak Doors, retailers of oak internal doors and ledge and brace doors. To see their full range doors such as oak internal doors or ledge and brace doors, click here and visit their site.
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- Kitchen Transformation: Photos of a Step-by-Step Renovation Process (apartmenttherapy.com)
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