Top 10 Must Do’s for Renovating Your Kitchen!

Below you’ll find a list of 10 Kitchen Renovation Tips – must do’s about renovating your kitchen.

1. Use top quality materials.

When it comes to the kitchen in your home, having the best hinges for cabinet and the best slides for drawers means that navigating your kitchen will be noise and hassle free for a long time. Wood veneer is also a better option than other materials such as laminate or particleboard for the interiors of your storage areas due to it’s better durability.

2. Decide on optimal cabinet heights.

Having cabinets that go up to the ceiling is optimal on eight foot ceilings as they offer more storage and lets you use the extra wall space for open shelves or artwork. Should your ceilings be higher than eight feet, leave 15 to 18 inches above the cabinets so that you can reach the top shelf!

3. Make your choice to have painted or stained wood.

Stained wood is easy on the eyes, but tend to fade quicker than other options and are harder to alter. Painted cabinets will offer an unique personality of your choice.

4. Choose an elegant counter top.

One of the most eye-catching features in a newly done kitchen is the counter top. Marble and stained wood gives off a great, warm vibe. Soap stone and limestone combined with wood accents gets you a sophisticated look.

5. Install an island that works.

No one wants a detached bulky cube in the middle of nowhere. Islands shouldn’t be weighed down by plenty of appliances though, some popular options are a sink, dishwasher or a clean looking cook top.

6. Don’t overdo the details.

Beware of decorative excess such as plaster mouldings on cabinets and pediments over stoves. Your kitchen should mesh well with the style of the rest of the rooms in your home.

7. Avoid maintenance nightmares.

Stainless steal looks great.. until it inevitably scratches and smudges in the day to day use of a kitchen. Stick with natural surfaces with inherent texture as they can camouflage the odd nick here and there. Smooth surfaces with light colours show everything. So keep that in mind.

8. Keep to the basics with appliances.

Choosing the basic and reliable appliances to occupy your kitchen will serve you better than having lots of gadget tucked here and there. It will give you a cleaner look, take up less space, and offer less points of failure and chances for maintenance.

9. Incorporate a suitable dining room space.

Clever lighting and furniture will let you easily change the room’s atmosphere to your liking. Make sure to have an efficient use of space, which is achievable by incorporating a banquette design with slip-covered chairs.

10. Add interest and customize!

Your kitchen should be an extension of the rest of your home and you and not just a boring clean showroom. Take inventory of the furniture that you want and use it in your design ideas.

We hope that this has helped you out and inspired your kitchen design ideas! If you’re thinking about remodelling your kitchen take a look on our Tips for Kitchen Remodelling.

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