The kitchen is one of the most habited parts of the house, studies show. It’s the part of the house where meals are prepared and for some families, where they gather round to share events that happened during the day. Therefore, in remodeling this room, why not put extra care into making it a room that’s not just a ‘dine and dash’ but a ‘sit and sip’. Here are some helpful tips to transform your kitchen.
Before you begin, have a plan and a budget before you have a construction crew charging through your house. Know which specific areas you want to tackle. This is especially helpful if you are on a tight budget.
One of the first things everyone notices when they walk into a kitchen, is the cabinets. Instead of getting rid of outdated cabinets, why not give them a good wash, priming then splashing on some high quality semi-gloss paint. Designers and interior decorators believe that white paint does wonders for outdated cabinets.
The backsplash, that is, the wall behind the stove where all the debris from your cooking goes on, has been described as a burden on the pocket. This does not have to be the case. Instead of tiling the whole wall leading to the stove, budget for some mind blowing tiles for just the backsplash. This ensures that you have the tiles where it’s visually and functionally important.
Lighterwalls make a space seem larger. If you have a small kitchen, paint your walls a light colour like eggshell white, paired with some bright lights. This would create the illusion that your kitchen is bigger than it actually is. Don’t forget to place a few bright lights over the cooking area for enough visibility.
Last but not least, one of the most important components of a great kitchen are the counter tops. If your family is the type to eat on the counter tops, you can consider splurging a little on the material for the counter tops. Granite, marble and engineered stone are a little pricey but top of the market for that pristine look. If the counter tops are mainly for cooking, baking and can stand a little wear and tear, lamination is a good option and costs just as much as tile. Treated wood is also an option for the budget minded home owner.
These tips ought to help you get started with remodeling and to guarantee that your kitchen is transformed into a mini workshop that Chef Ramsey would be proud to work in.