I love my kitchen. I’ve bought a beautiful home with a fabulous kitchen. I cook here, chat here, eat here, and work here. Most people live their lives around this room. After all, it’s where the fridge is! I’m lucky enough to have had a lot of input on the design and style of my kitchen. If you’ve just bought a house, or you’re ready to remodel your home, you might want to get that kitchen just right for you.
When you’re looking to remodel or redesign your kitchen, there are a few things you need to do first. Take photos from every angle of the room. Print them out. You might even want to laminate them. Then you can use a dry wipe pen to mark up all the things you don’t like. It’s handy for detailing ideas over your existing plan as well. There are online apps that can help you plan the room out if you’re after a complete change too.
Next, get detailed measurements of your room. If you’re using a kitchen design company or installer, they will get these for you. However, it might be nice to get a head start on them and come up with some ideas for yourself first. What’s missing from your current kitchen? Perhaps you just don’t like the position of the sink. Or maybe you don’t have enough overhead cupboards.
One of the easiest ways to upgrade your kitchen is to swap the cupboard doors and add an LED kick board to the base. This means the structure and plan of your current kitchen remains. But you can update the style of the cupboards to something more trendy. You can even replace your kitchen worktop. This kind of update could be something to tackle yourself, although you might need to be handy at resealing the worktop to the tiles.
Appliances are what makes a kitchen. Having the latest energy efficient fridge, dishwasher, and oven can save you a fortune in your bills. You can also buy appliances that look contemporary and stylish in your kitchen. It’s really important to do your research, though. Use review websites like fridgefreezerreviews.uk to find out what it’s like to use the appliance. You can also check out the manuals online to be sure the appliance does what you need it to do.
Once all your purchasing decisions have been made, it’s time to give that kitchen a good overhaul. You can sell parts of kitchens in good condition to help you cover the cost of the new one. Give the ceiling a fresh coat of paint before the new one is installed. Any non-tiled walls and exposed skirting boards will also need to be repainted to create the fresh new look you’re after. Are you replacing the floor? Tiles are gorgeous in the kitchen, but you might want some underfloor heating!
The perfect kitchen is the one that does everything you want it to in the way you need it to be done. You shouldn’t have to change how you like to cook to suit the kitchen. Everything should be in the right place to be functional and convenient. Most importantly, it should look good. You should be proud enough to entertain in here! Enjoy your beautiful new kitchen.