Planning to Improve Your Kitchen? Consider These Things
The kitchen is core part of house. It is where the family spends time in preparing food, it is like a social hub of the family. It has to be spacious and at the same time comfortable while cooking. If you are planning to renovate or update the kitchen you need to get into specifics like where the appliances will be placed, where you will have extra storage, where the kitchen countertops will fit and the amount of lighting required for the kitchen.
Keeping all these things in mind, you need to renovate your kitchen. The kitchen reflects your style of living. And are you planning to renovate or remodel your kitchen? If so, consider the following things, as you will find a total makeover of your kitchen.
Counter-tops give the kitchen a whole new look. There are many options available for counter-tops, you can choose one that is durable, easy in maintenance, visually appealing and functionality in using it. The right type of counter top adds beauty to your kitchen. You can choose laminate, natural stone such as granite, slate or marble, wood or metal as your kitchen counter-top. Select the right type of counter-top, your kitchen needs while remodeling.
Storage shelves are very important in a kitchen. If your kitchen does not have enough storage shelves, make arrangements for extra storage shelves/racks in your kitchen to store your contents, utensils, boxes etc. Based on the size of the utensils, accordingly place the storage shelves. You can also install hooks and hangers on a wall to hang spoons, cups, pans or any kitchen item that can be hanged.
Have cabinets in your kitchen for storing enough items. Cabinets won’t expose your kitchen items and will protect your utensils and appliances from dust. You can also have open cabinets, it is very trendy. An organised kitchen look clean and tidy.
Kitchen cabinet hardware like knobs, door, hinges, latches, etc, completely changes the look of your kitchen. There are a wide range of hardware for kitchen cabinet available. Choose one that fits your budget. Kitchen cabinet hardware are very essential to impart a stylish look to your kitchen.
Of the many number of flooring options available, choose one that suits your taste and your budget. You can also find flooring that requires low-maintenance. However, many people prefer traditional flooring like bamboo, wood, brick, tile, linoleum or vinyl, in their kitchen. Wood is expensive and hence you could opt for linoleum or vinyl. These are inexpensive and give an elegant look. To get an idea on the variety of flooring, shop around in different stores to compare prices.
Flooring plays an important role in making value addition to your kitchen. So, choose a floor based on functionality. Don’t go for floors that are slippery and open to stains and smudges, making it hard to remove the stain.
Kitchen is a place where most time is spent in preparing and cooking the dishes. You need to make sure that the kitchen is well lit. To make the kitchen area comfortable and functional, you need to install good lights, so that it becomes easy for you to cook. Use led lights(energy starred) to save power and comfortable lighting.
Paint your kitchen walls with lighter colours. Lighter colours are known to be space expander and helps your kitchen to appear larger and spacious. You can also add some decorative painting to your kitchen, to make it look stylish and elegant. Avoid using dark shades, as it will make the kitchen appear compact.
Add Extra Tables
Adding extra tables in your kitchen allows you to have more work surfaces. Having more work surfaces allows you to work freely in the kitchen. However, if your kitchen is small, you can have folding tables. Folding tables occupies less space and when not in use you can keep it aside.
Hang a Mirror
Hanging mirror in your kitchen visibly increases space and adds more light. Remember not to hang mirror opposite to the stove, as it is a bad omen. Instead, hang it on a wall that doesn’t reflects the stove. Mirrors are decorating item and help you in creating illusion of additional space.
Improving these aspects in your kitchen will make your kitchen look smart and you can enjoy preparing meals for your family.