PostHeaderIcon How To Renovate Your Kitchen

Renovate your kitchenOnce you have decided to renovate your kitchen what next? Of course that’s the confusing point as to what to do next to renovate your kitchen. Where to start is also another complicated situation. In such situations, homeowners usually start collecting all those pictures and images or any other thing which they like about kitchen or they start to look directly for the appliances of kitchen. While renovating your kitchen you prefer either increasing the space of your kitchen or you just upgrade your kitchen in the same space. The research work of renovating your kitchen starts even before a year you begin your project. In this stage of one year, they explore different options, search for new trends, and investigate for price fluctuating in the market. Some of you also start meeting contractors and kitchen designers before renovating your kitchen. Once you are satisfied with exploring the ideas of renovating your kitchen, and you have pondered enough with the choices and options, now it’s the high time to show the work. While this time of research of renovating your kitchen and collecting ideas about renovating your kitchen, you might have collected a huge stock. Now the difficulty arises when you gather all of them together, you will definitely have lots of confusion as to which one to opt and which one to leave. That’s when this article will work as a guide. Here are stepwise process about renovating your kitchen without any complication and stage of confusion.

  • Think what you need

This step is totally about you and your usage of kitchen. Renovating your kitchen should blend in with your lifestyle. The features and layout should be such which fit in with household styles and trends of yours. Now start making collection of pictures or videos or anything which can help you in your project of renovating your kitchen. You can also visit kitchen showroom for ideas or you can also go through magazines and get some idea from it. Don’t just collect any pictures or ideas think about the space and footprint of your kitchen and gather ideas relating to that. Don’t waste time on collecting stuff which don’t even relate to your kitchen. After that start setting up your priorities. Think how many people will be there in your kitchen cooking? Will all of them be having enough space to move around? Is the current space enough or you need to have addition in space while renovating your kitchen?

Gather your collection, ideas and priorities at one place and in organized manner. Keep a folder along with you or make a scrapbook kind of thing for gathering ideas and stuff relating to renovating your kitchen.

  • Research and plan

The first step should be research after you are done with the research, you must plan your project of renovating your kitchen. Make yourself such prepared then once you show the green there is no hurdle in between which blocks you up from completing the task of renovating your kitchen as quickly as possible. The best thing to start with is deciding the scope of work and planning out your budget. It is natural thing that whatever you decide at this initial stage is prone to changes but at least you have some direction and set standards to follow. You don’t need to be much conscious and tensed as this thing is going to change and this is not the only chance. Budget and scope of work are interrelated in one or the other way and thus both of them will fluctuate through the process of renovating your kitchen. It keeps on changing during the design process as you get more knowledge and education once start renovating your kitchen. After you will able to create a balance between what you can afford and what you want. This step is totally educational and fluctuating.

  • Hire good professional

If you think that renovating your kitchen is a total DIY project then you are totally wrong. At some point or the other you are going to need profession al so better you hire at the beginning only so the risk and probability of failure decreases and you have ease and comfort renovating your kitchen. Professional can also guide you while selecting the appliances and other stuff as he is more knowledgeable and experienced. You are anyways going to need a professional for the works like plumbing, electrical work and installing kitchen cabinets so it is advisable hire him in advance only. It is good to plan in advance only so that you can also calculate the cost of professional while making your budget of renovating your kitchen.

  • Schematic design

This step of renovating your kitchen includes making floor plans, making sketches and space planning and elevations which show cabinet’s size and layout. It is very important to focus on layout and floor planning but most of them are interesting on the end result as to how your kitchen will look like. But in the temptation of getting the end result don’t forget to give importance to the essential and small detailing. Sometimes the curiosity to get the end result and focusing on look end up with improper floor planning and then having regrets regarding space issues. Thus it is advisable to not to get distracted by look at the initial stage and focus on the essential elements.

Apart from this, you need to decide what materials you need where and how many square feet will be needed and how much will all this cost. All this things must be discussed with the contractor in the primary phase only and then carry on with the remaining stuff.

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