Your perfect kitchen is not necessarily the same as your neighbor’s. This is why it is essential to consider your needs carefully before you start creating your ideal kitchen.
There are many reasons why you may feel that it is time to remodel your kitchen; moving in and placing your stamp on a home is possibly the biggest factor. But, you may simply have realized that your kitchen is worn or you just don’t feel it flows well.
Fortunately getting the perfect kitchen is easier than you think! Just follow these steps:
Consider The Space & Flow
You need to consider how many cupboards you need and whether you have the space for them all. If not then it may be possible for you to extend the kitchen space.
If extending is not an option then you can choose whole wall units on at least one wall; this will maximize the space available for kitchen utensils.
When creating the design it is also important to note how your doors open and how they may influence your use of the kitchen.
Choose Your Material
The next step is to decide what you want for your kitchen. You can opt for store produced cupboards or select a specialist kitchen joinery firm which will create the exact units you desire.
Although generally a more expensive option this is usually a good idea if your space is tight.
Don’t forget you’ll also need work surfaces, paint, splashbacks and a floor. They should all work well together.
Have You, Children?
If you’ve got children it is important to consider the heights of the cupboards, which they will need to reach and the ones that you don’t want them to touch. This will help you to create the right layout and structure.
You should also think about what the children will be doing while you are cooking. Will you be in a position to keep an eye on them or are they likely to be under your feet?
Energy Efficient Appliances
More people than ever before are concerned with the effects are actions and purchases have on the environment.
Even if this does not concern you it is worth looking at new appliances. They will come with a warranty. But, they will also be energy efficient which will reduce your energy bills.
It may take a long time for this saving to pay for your kitchen remodeling, but it does help!
Locating The Appliances
The standard theory of kitchen design is to create a triangle between your refrigerator, stove, and sink.
You don’t want them all next to each other but within relatively easy reach. This will help you to be efficient when in the kitchen!
Finally, it is important to think of all the finishing touches that make your kitchen perfect for you.
This may mean space for your appliances to be on the side, or it may mean having a television in the corner. You just need to think about how you use your current kitchen and what would benefit you in your new one.