THE TOP SEVEN KITCHEN RENOVATION TIPS FOR 2015

THE TOP SEVEN KITCHEN RENOVATION TIPS FOR 2015


Most home owners dread the process of tearing down their kitchen even though they want their kitchens to look amazing and there’s no other way to get there. If you plan things from the beginning and take a systematic approach, you will find that your kitchen renovation process will go smoothly.

With or without the help of a kitchen renovation specialist, these seven simple tips will make the process a painless one:
  1. Measure Twice, Cut Once
Measure all angles and distances before getting into the design-phase! Once you’ve made out the designs, make sure you’ve got things right before you go out and order the materials. Returning everything or getting it changed is a much bigger hassle than you might think, so get it done right the first time!
  1. Don’t Penny-Pinch on the Materials
What you save today in buying lower or poorer quality materials, you will pay tomorrow in repairs and fixes. The better the quality of the materials you buy today, the less you will have to worry about wear and tear and the longer they will last before showing their age.
  1. Take the High Road
Plan carefully. Less-used items can go on those top shelves, where they can be accessed with a small stool or step ladder. Go ahead and build some high shelves because that way, things can be kept out of the way without being completely out of the picture.
  1. Spend a Bit More on Good Countertops
The thing about a countertop is that it is the focal point of your kitchen. Whether on your kitchen island or on the regular bits, a good countertop can add class and sophistication to the room. The options, in this department, are endless – you could have granite, slate, stone, wood, stainless steel, soapstone and so much more, as your countertop.
  1. Don’t get Marooned by an Island
An island can quickly become an obstacle if you’re not careful with it. For example, shoving all your appliances onto it or filling it with utensils or making it the primary cutting and cooking section of the kitchen can make it a bit crowded and kill the whole purpose of putting an island in there.
  1. Sane Appliances are Good Enough
Sure, that amazing commercial-grade oven can cook mind-blowing roast chicken and the sear you get on that salamander grill is absolutely gorgeous but do you really need all that? Your home kitchen is, well, a “home” kitchen and your cooking requirements will never be quite as heavy duty as a commercial kitchen – yes, even if you have guests over!
  1. Finally, Keep it Simple and Smart
The one thing you need to remember is that the design doesn’t need to be elaborate to be classy. All you need to do is have a simple setup, where everything has its place.

If you keep it simple, you won’t need to do much to make things look great! Just stick to the basics, hire a professional if you get nervous, and follow these seven simple tips for the most fantastic project you’ll ever undertake!