More money is spent on remodelling kitchens than on any other home improvement projects. That the kitchen is a common area and where people spend a lot of their time together is a good reason for this.
Comfort and elegance are of utmost importance in a kitchen, and these requirements must be taken into consideration when you’re upgrading or remodelling your kitchen.
The planning stages of your kitchen remodel are crucial and can save you both time and money in the future.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association in the US recommends a planning time of at least six months to ensure you are not making big changes to the design or structure during the renovation process.
It will also enable you to make arrangements and plan for the amount of time you and your family will be inconvenienced during the remodelling.
It is easy to get carried away when planning your new kitchen, but here are a few tips to keep you on track and stay within your budget.
- Work with what you have
Knocking down walls and changing the locations of your plumbing and electric wiring will quickly add costs to your remodelling project. Keep water fixtures, appliances and walls in the same places to save on reconstruction costs and cut down on the amount of debris produced.
- Be realistic about appliances
It is always nice to have all new, shiny appliances to play with, but are you going to use a six-burner stove and double ovens on a regular basis? Get only the essential appliances you need to save both space and money.
- Choose the right paint and colours
Matte finish paints are all the rage, but it is not the most suitable for the kitchen walls, especially around your stove. This paint will quickly break down if you need to wash it after a few splashes of food. Instead, go for a high gloss or semi-gloss paint which will withstand multiple washes.
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