Your Ultimate Guide to Planning a Kitchen Renovation
Are you planning for a kitchen renovation? Whether you’re just adding a little more space or doing a full redo, here’s everything you need to consider when taking on a this type of home upgrade.
Pick a Theme
First things first – choose a theme and stick with it. How do you determine your theme? Start by figuring out what you want to achieve with your new design. Is it to have more counter space or to just upgrade older features? Once you know what you’re trying to accomplish, determine the style you’re going for – traditional, country, modern, deco or something in between. Then it’s time to figure out your budget and materials you prefer.
Remember, the goal is to create a space that speaks to you and your lifestyle, while also ensuring that your design looks cohesive and comes together nicely. For instance, if you want to create a country kitchen design, think of using reclaimed wood, exposed brick, hardwood flooring, and colorful fixtures.
You should also consider how to optimize your kitchen space to make your life easier. This includes setting up the areas so that several family members can utilize the area at once, without crashing into each other. Think about the flow and layout of your space so you can utilize it with ease.
Island or No Island?
Kitchen islands have been a popular choice for years, but many people are bucking the trend to go with a big kitchen table instead. Whatever you decide, make sure you hire a renovation company who has experience in this area and can help you to get the most out of your space – island or no island.
With such a high amount of foot traffic in this part of the home, kitchen floors can take a serious beating over time. Spilled food, scrapes, and scuff marks can mark up the floor in no time which is why it’s important to always choose a durable material. Ceramic tile, stone, and bamboo are popular choices that look great, are durable, and can still look attractive when they take a beating.
Though it’s often overlooked, the sink design is more important than you may think. It can easily alter the look of your kitchen and impact the function of your layout at flow. So take some time to properly determine what’s best, whether it’s a single, double or triple basin style sink.
There are two main reasons why people usually choose to renovate – to improve the layout and to update the design. The cabinets and cupboards can be a key factor to think about when figuring this out for your kitchen. We recommend talking to a renovation expert who can show you all of the different materials and ways to add more functionality, space, and style to your home.
Appliances and Hardware
Imagine having more space to fit a double oven or a larger fridge and freezer. When you’re planning to renovate, consider what appliances you’d like to install, as well as the kinds of hardware to include. If you plan to upgrade your appliances, be sure to consider Energy Star products that will help cut down on your utility bills and increase the resale value of your home.
You should also carefully plan out what type of backsplash you would like to incorporate into your design. The backsplash provides a protective layer, hides any flaws, and can even help increase the value of your home if used right. By investing a little money to install a new backsplash during your kitchen remodel, you can instantly improve the look and style of your kitchen.
Good lighting is essential for any space. Be sure to talk to a professional who can properly plan out your lighting scheme so you can utilize as much natural light as possible, and get as much artificial light as you need when you’re cooking up a feast in the evenings.
Don’t Forget About Your Countertops
There are so many different types of materials to choose from when designing your countertops. Quartz and granite are popular options, but you can also use decorative tiles, metal and natural stone. Just remember to match your countertop to your theme.
When you’re ready to start planning a kitchen renovation, contact us at the RenosGroup.ca. We’ll help transform your kitchen into a beautiful space that is functional and stylish. With over 25 years of combined industry experience, there’s no vision too big for us! Contact us, or give us a call at (613)727-9427 to learn more about our services or book a free quote.