Whether you’re renovating on a tight budget or not, you need to organize everything properly and precisely. If you spend a lot of money on this project, but you don’t invest time and effort, your kitchen won’t look any better. There are plenty of things to consider before you start the project, and each of them should be planned to the last detail. This way you will manage to utilize all the space you have and provide the design your kitchen deserves.
Consider Linking the Elements Together
The first step is thinking about giving your kitchen a unified look. In order for the kitchen to feel and look special, you have to find ways of linking different parts of it together. This can be done through an island that mirrors a skylight, or by placing a breakfast bar under the window and so on. Also, you can create a unified look with carefully chosen colors. Stick to the neutral shades, such as beige and white, which can easily be combined with any other colors. Also, you can paint the window frames black to provide contrast, create a beige accent wall and match the color of the furniture to that wall. This way you will provide enough depth in your kitchen, while connecting all the elements together into one gorgeous look.
Can You Expand and Not Break the Budget?
Most people think their kitchen is undersized, and that usually is the case. However, expanding the available space is a major renovation project and it can cost a fortune. Luckily, there are some other, more affordable ways of providing more space.
Firstly, you can steal some space by repurposing square footage of a closet, porch, chimney or a wall. If some of these areas are no longer needed, but are close to the kitchen, they can make a nice addition. Plus, it is far less expensive than building more footage from scratch.
Secondly, for more floor space, you can easily take down a wall and open the floor plan. This way, your kitchen will feel much bigger and it will be combined with the dining or family room. Also, it will leave some space for an island that can provide more storage space and a comfy place for having breakfast.
Lastly, you can simply bump out a part of the kitchen. Add a two-foot extension along one side of the kitchen and simply hang it off the house. Don’t attach this extension to the foundation, structure it like a bay window.
Think About the Tile Shapes
Tiles are quite useful because they protect the wall from getting damp and moldy. Additionally, they can drastically change the atmosphere in the kitchen. However, you shouldn’t just choose the first shape and color you see. Rather, choose the tile shape based on the shape of the kitchen. If you do this, you will manage to create a well-thought-out and coherent look. If your kitchen is a bit more square in shape, choose square-shaped tiles, while rectangular tiles can better accentuate longer spaces.
Consider making some lifestyle changes
While you are in the process of renovation it would be a good idea to have a quality uv water sterilizer installed in your kitchen. It will provide bacteria-free purified water for your entire family. Such an investment can elevate the quality of life in your home, not to mention the numerous health benefits it can bring.
Incorporate Layers of Lighting
No matter how big the kitchen is, it will need plenty of light. Incorporate layers of lighting through several different sources. Start with providing enough natural light that can soften the atmosphere and preserve plenty of energy. Then, add a ceiling light for the overall illumination, while you can add layers through the under-cabinet lighting fixtures, strip lights, wall lights and even floor lights that can help accentuate certain parts of the kitchen. Also, layers of light can transform the look and provide enough light for your everyday cooking. Plus, you can change the atmosphere depending on your tasks by turning on different lights.
Don’t rush into the renovation, and stop and think for a while. Consider your needs and how to do everything on a budget; even the extensions. If you pay attention to details and thoroughly plan the renovation processes, you will manage to bring your kitchen to perfection. The key is in the details, so make sure you don’t overlook any of them.