If the increased time you have spent at home during Covid-19 is giving you home-renovation fantasies, then you are not alone. Even hardware stores have experienced a boost in sales because of the newfound inspiration to indulge in DIY projects and large renovation projects. If you are looking to take on a home improvement project in the upcoming months, then we suggest you start in the kitchen, which is undoubtedly the hardest-working room in your house. There are some details you need to consider when you take on the project to either redesign or design the kitchen of your dreams.
First, you might want to take stock of your current kitchen set-up and decide what you want to keep or what you might want to change. How you use your kitchen should also be a factor or, if you plan to change how much you entertain, if there will be a change in the number of members in your family, and other lifestyle factors. After you do so, there are some specific changes you might find you want to make. Installing a new sink or faucet might be an ideal upgrade for your space. You may decide this is the only change worth making since sink and faucets can sometimes be the focal point of the kitchen. If this is the case with your dream design, your faucet can set the tone for the entire space.
Updating your appliances is another good option. Interior designer Michelle Harrison-McAllister notes that “with all the home cooking and baking people are now doing, many have realized that replacing their basic appliances with restaurant-style or high-end versions is a good investment,” she said.
When making changes, don’t forget to pay attention to the finer details. For instance, consider the kitchen colour. An all-white kitchen is a classic.
Also, think about smart storage solutions. A de-cluttered space is usually best. Lights and accessories can also make a difference in your space, either making it seem airy and light or dull.
Another consideration that has been gaining popularity is installing extra outlets in the kitchen. There are a variety of electronic devices you may want on hand when working in your kitchen so you may find these useful.
Placing pet features in the kitchen is one important and optional detail for pet owners. High arc faucets and deep sinks for small pet bathing, pull-out bowl and pet food storage, and organizers for other pet accessories are some suggestions.
Another major change that can give your kitchen a total face-lift is changing the look of your cabinets. Creative Cabinets and Fine Finishes has a variety of options you can choose from. For instance, bringing the cabinets to the ceiling can give it a vertical portrait orientation which will make the kitchen appear bigger. This is particularly useful if you live in a small space. Also you could use open shelving and glass-door cabinets, which will allow you to display any unique cookware and accessories. The hardware and knobs on your cabinet might be a small detail but they can also make a difference in the look of the room.
Harrison-McAllister notes that “People seem to be seeking a more modern, streamlined look for their kitchens and are actually removing handles, knobs, and other hardware from cabinets,”.Clearly, re-designing your kitchen is a worthy task. You are only one decision away from designing the kitchen of your dreams.