The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in any home. It is a communal, social room in which families come together to share and enjoy meals, making memories.
This is why many choose to redesign their kitchen and keep up with the latest in kitchen appliances and fixtures. So that they can enjoy their kitchen with their loved ones to the fullest extent.
So, let’s take a look at the 5 steps to redesigning and remodelling your kitchen.
1. Compile Ideas for the Kitchen and Plan
Like at the beginning of any home project, you need to allocate a good amount of time to planning and brainstorming ideas.
What do you want from your new kitchen and how are you going to maximise the potential of the room? Consider the following:
- What are your storage needs?
- What layout options do you have?
- How much lighting do you require?
- What are your options in terms of ventilation?
- How will your appliances be laid out?
Some way in which you can find kitchen inspiration is to look around. Check out Pinterest and have a virtual snoop around other people’s kitchens. Whether you just like their light switches or you full-on copy everything they have, it’s a great way to unlock some inspiration for your kitchen.
2. Decide on a Budget and Timeline for Your Kitchen Redesign
Two very important factors to consider when you choose to redesign your kitchens are time and money. How long will this remodel take and how much is it going to set you back?
The kitchen is the second most costly room to renovate in a home, costing an average of £5000-£14,000 in the UK. So, the cost is important and there’s no ignoring that. Establishing a budget and sticking to it is critical to avoid your costs ballooning throughout the project.
Your timeline needs to be the foundation of your project. You need to know when the remodelling will begin, when you will need your appliances by and when the project will be finished.
3. Contact the Professionals
In today’s modern world of the internet and social media at our fingertips, you will be able to find a professional for just about anything, including all elements of kitchen remodelling.
Finding a reliable, trusted professional is important to ensure you get the results you want. Be mindful of reviews and any social media mentions of the professionals you consider for your kitchen work.
4. Make Provisions Whilst the Work is Done
Whilst your kitchen is being redone, the room will look chaotic and certainly won’t be fit for proper usage. Therefore, you need to set up temporary provisions to allow you to carry on with life as normal.
Whilst your kitchen is being redone, you may want to consider the following:
- Setting up a temporary kitchen elsewhere in the home
- Investing in a mini fridge to store food items in
- Purchase disposable cups, plates etc to eliminate the need for a dishwasher
- Try to eat non-perishable foods where you can
5. Put the Kitchen Together
Now, the hard work is done and you simply need to let the process happen. From painting the walls to installing gas hobs, your kitchen will be back together and ready for usage in no time.
Positioning your new appliances will arguably be the fun part of the process (maybe not the lifting though!)
Now, cook your favourite dishes, and enjoy.