Building the perfect kitchen can be a pleasant journey or difficult task depending on how you approach it. The kitchen is not only a place where you cook but also a place where you entertain your guests or have dinner with your family and friends. From the busy mornings to the lazy Sunday evenings, the kitchen is the hub of activity in your home.
Whether you want to revamp your kitchen or build it from scratch, there are a few things to keep in mind. Beauty, function, and convenience are the key factors which go hand-in-hand. You should be comfortable working around the kitchen.
The next important thing is to find out how often you use the kitchen and what are the activities happening in there. You may want to add premium fixtures, faucets, appliances and more, which is a great way to add value to your home. Some renovation and plumbing experts say you can recoup 60 – 120% of your investment.
Game Plan for an Ideal Kitchen
The first thing to figure out is your budget. Whether you want to go big or just have the basics covered. Making a layout for your kitchen design is the next step. The placement of the sink, stove, and refrigerator is important so that it is easy for you to move around and access the kitchen. Next are the kitchen cabinets.
Based on your capacity and style you can choose the right material and type of kitchen cabinets. Counter tops are also an integral part of the kitchen since you’ll be able to display great looking appliances and toys, like a stand mixer or fancy block knife set. While it might be tempting to have a built-in cutting board or butcher’s block, be sure you consider the ability to wash a cutting board or surface in which you intend to cut meat.
A planned out kitchen will help you in making the most out of the space.
To store your utensils, appliances and ingredients kitchen cabinets are essential. By choosing the right cabinet, you can bring about your own style and use the kitchen more efficiently. So before you choose kitchen cabinets, understand your budget and uses. There are three types of kitchen cabinets;
- Stock Cabinets: The Company manufactures them and come indefinite sizes and colors. There are a variety of options from which you can choose and are the least expensive. Though sometimes you might not be able to find the perfect cabinet for your kitchen and there may be spaces behind walls and between other cabinets.
- Semi – Custom Cabinets: They have the advantages of both custom and stock cabinets. They come in various sizes and colors and can be modified to an extent.
- Custom Cabinets: They are made especially for your kitchen, with unique measurements and colors. But you will have to shell out a lot of money for a custom made design.
Surfaces must be smooth and seamless. Cupboards should go up to the ceiling eliminating dust catching wasted space. Bench tops should have no visible joints with under bench sinks that sit on the bench top so you can’t see the edges.