One of the best ways to invest in you home is to remodel your kitchen. Did you know that the kitchen is where most people will spend majority of their time while at home? This is because it is where they cook, eat, and often spend time with their family. Many conversations occur over the kitchen bench and is where families talk and share ideas about personal affairs. Due to this time spent in the kitchen it is no surprise that the kitchen is often at the top of the list of home improvement desires. By creating an up to date and modern kitchen allows people to not only function better with a new layout and appliances but also enables them to feel to feel more comfortable at home.
The main reason that kitchen remodeling is put off is because it can be a very expensive and disruptive home improvement renovation. The length of the whole project can often require a month or more, even when using an experienced renovation team.
To reduce the disruption time of a kitchen renovation make sure you spend adequate time planning. One of the first items to consider is whether you will complete the project as a DIY or hire a professional. Whatever route you choose, you should first draft up some kitchen remodeling ideas to keep you on track and ensure the kitchen design and costs will meet your goals. Set a clear budget and timeframe that you want to work within. If you choose a professional to complete your renovation these initial draft ideas will be helpful in communicating your kitchen remodeling plans and goals.
While in the initial planning phase, you as the homeowner should identify the main objectives of your future kitchen. Be sure to research the latest products on the market. We suggest looking at cabinets, countertops, whitegoods, other appliances and flooring. If your current kitchen is more than 5 years old, it is likely that you will have a lot of new products to choose from as technology will have changed a fair bit. Take an example of countertops.
Silestone is quickly becoming more popular than Granite and Corian as the premier countertop surface. This is due to being extremely hard, very elegant in appearance, and it’s also available in many colours to choose from. The trend for cabinets appears to be towards lighter colours as they help the appearance of lightening and enlarging a room. While for appliances Stainless Steel is all the rage as it promotes a luxury feel. With flooring choices vinyl or wood has been the trend for a long time. And finally tile looks great, however, it can be noisy if things are dropped. Also if there is no radiant heating planned for the floor, tiles can be very cold to uncovered feet.