Once, the kitchen was a space designated just for cooking. But times have changed. Today’s kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home. It’s where people often spend a large amount of time – either entertaining guests, enjoying the food and conversations with loved ones, or accompanying the kids who are busy with their art and craft supplies. As kitchens have become central to homes today, having a good one would make a huge difference. However, Bathroom Renovations are amongst the most difficult ones. Thus, when planning kitchen renovations, these four tips can help you get the job done in the best way possible!
1. Consider the purpose of renovation
Different people have different purposes when planning kitchen renovations. A person planning to sell his home sometime soon may want to augment its value while someone else’s aim could be upping the kitchen’s style quotient with matching materials, colours, and appliances. Again, there could be someone who needs more functionality by way of additional space to store kitchen supplies conveniently or entertain guests. There could be those too who want a balanced blend of all the three components, namely value, style, and functionality. Knowing what the purpose is would help get the renovation job done the right way.
2. Decide the budget
Before starting the kitchen renovation job, you need to have a well-thought-out budget in place. Else, you may be surprised by the escalating and unexpected costs here and there. Ideally, you should talk to a kitchen renovation expert to find if the desired goals can be achieved within the budgetary limits that you have. Such an expert would also offer recommendations on areas where you can save money or splurge, and even alternatives that are more budget-friendly and yet, meet the desired goals.
3. Focus on the ‘work triangle’
Any kitchen renovation planning should ideally have the ‘work triangle’ as its focal point. It’s an imaginary triangle that connects the refrigerator, sink, and cooktop. Thus, the triangle joins the three essential points – where you store food, clean and prepare the food for cooking, and cook food. Each leg of this triangle should be between four and nine feet as this would let you easily access your food storage, cleaning, and cooking areas. Any good and efficient kitchen encourages and supports function and flow. Thus, making the renovation plan revolve around the ‘work triangle’ would mean positioning the refrigerator, sink, and cooktop in the centre, where one is within a few steps of the others. This would ensure the movement between them is easy, limited, and yet fluid.
4. Ensure adequate storage
Most kitchens have lots of inaccessible or wasted space. A good Kitchen Renovation plan should have provisions for adequate storage. The key lies in tailoring the drawers’ size to fit what they will need to store like large pans and pots, bags, bin, etc. If you’re planning to have open shelves you should position the things you use frequently within your easy reach. If you have plans to remodel the space to get a compact kitchen, storage solutions like attaching hooks on the backs of doors, making shelves up the walls, and running a long rail above the bench top to hang utensils can be considered.
Bathroom and kitchen renovations need not be a nightmare. By using the tips above and hiring a kitchen renovation expert, transforming your kitchen should be an easy-peasy job.