A Beginner’s Guide To Renovating Your Kitchen
Kitchens are the heart of every home, providing an open atmosphere for the family to come together. This makes it essential for them to accommodate the right amenities and design for everyone’s comfort. If you feel your kitchen lacks the traits of functionality and fun, renovating is an ideal solution for you.
However, before you start purchasing new appliances and demolishing your old kitchen, it’s essential to plan a course of action that will suit the whole family, save money, and ensure smooth success. To set you on the right track with your kitchen remodel, Parsons Interiors Ltd. has put together a Beginner’s Guide to renovating your kitchen. In this guide, you will find tips on how to start the renovation process and which missteps you should avoid.
Gather inspiration. Before you jump right into the renovation of your kitchen. Consider the things you want your new kitchen to contain, then look at Pinterest, modular kitchen magazines, and interior design websites for creative ideas you’d like for yourself.
Hire an interior designer. Kitchen renovations are a big task that requires skill and expertise to improve its functionality and aesthetics. A professional would have a keen eye for detail, be able to help you think outside the box, and make the best use of your space. Moreover, they can help you save money by introducing you to quality products and transferring amazing discounts to you.
Make a plan. Once you have the concept you’re after, with the help of your interior decorator, come up with a plan to execute the look you are after. While planning you will need to consider the current plumbing, electrical outlets, and ventilation points in your kitchen as these things are tricky (and costly) to rearrange. Simultaneously, think about things like practical workflow, the people who will be using the kitchen, if your family will be dining or hosting dinner parties there.
Set a budget. Kitchen renovations can be costly as they may include the installation or addition of appliances, cabinets, racks, shelves, and even dining furniture. If you have appliances like a refrigerator that’s in working condition, there’s no point in getting rid of it unless it is too small for your requirements. Similarly, if the cabinets don’t match the color you want in your new kitchen, have them repainted instead of buying new ones.
Advice From The Pros
Check designer reviews. Besides delivering a project on time and within budget, an interior designer should also be able to provide quality work, communicate with you, incorporate your ideas, and ensure your satisfaction. When you see their reviews, you will be able to do these things.
Choose products that match your lifestyle. If you have a busy schedule and want a practical kitchen, choose products that are durable and easy to clean. For example, pick indestructible quartz countertops instead of wood countertops which require regular polishing, and marble countertops which stain easily.
Think appliances first. Don’t leave the purchase of appliances for last. They cost the most, and based on their sizes and the space they take up, you can plan your other investments to improve the look and functionality of your kitchen.
Set up a temporary kitchen. One of the biggest mistakes people make when renovating their kitchens is not making provisions for a makeshift kitchen. Based on your plans to revamp, decide if you need to install the dishwasher and washing machine in another room temporarily, you could also invest in an electric stove for added convenience.
At Parsons Interiors Ltd., we are certified interior decorating and design professionals serving Oakville, Mississauga, and The GTA. Our goal is to help you upscale your kitchen so you can achieve the right balance between functionality and design.
We are trained to enhance the beauty and comfort of your home with quality furnishings, personalized just for you. We also communicate with you throughout the renovation process to aptly introduce your personality and lifestyle to the project.