Remodeling kitchen projects don’t just happen; they are the result of meticulous pre-planning and considerable execution by DIYers or a kitchen remodeling company. Many homeowners will have a broad idea of what they want from their kitchen after it’s been overhauled but might not be as excited about negotiating the nuts and bolts of how the transformation is meant to happen.
Start by going through all the ideas you have and analyze how practical each one is. An idea which seems fantastic in theory could be difficult or near-impossible to implement, so you’ll need to dilute your enthusiasm with a hint of realism, or else you’ll run into major trouble later. Budgeting might not be fun but it’s necessary; set a spending limit of 30% of your home’s value and apportion that according to your priorities.
You could also be limited by the layout and structure of your existing kitchen. While you can add any features that you want, some larger features might require a wall to be knocked or an extension to be built, thus driving up costs further. Practicality is crucial, too, and whatever you decide to do with your new kitchen, the ‘holy trinity’ of a sink, cooker, and fridge should form a neat, compact triangle where each is within easy reach of the others.
The people at Pennywell have put together a very helpful infographic outlining the most important things to know before you undertake a kitchen remodeling project. If you don’t have a clear vision for the project from the beginning, you’ll soon run into trouble, so by preparing as diligently as possible from the outset, you’re far more likely to get the dream kitchen that you’ve always wanted.
Kitchen Remodeling Trends
With all that said, you might want to consider these kitchen trends this year. A kitchen remodeling company can help you convert your kitchen into something new and extraordinary. Check out the top kitchen remodeling trends below.
Ancillary Spaces as Status Symbol
Create the perfect space for your house’s everyday essentials with ancillary spaces. Larder cupboards and ancillary spaces have become a status symbol and top on kitchen remodeling wish lists. With a functional utility room, a tidier and more neat kitchen can be achieved.
Kitchen Zoning to Replace Open Plan
Kitchen zoning defines the next decade, replacing the open plan. It’s also called the “broken plan,” which uses screens, house plants, cabinetry, or freestanding furniture to create distinct zones. Also, it creates nest-like nooks for cooking, entertaining, and relaxing but still retains the spacious feel of an open kitchen plan design.
Curated Kitchen Design
It’s not surprising why there’s an increase in sales of opening shelving and glazed cupboards, followed by increasing demand for a ‘curated’ kitchen design. It is thoughtfully designed and styled with artworks, cookery books, decorative ceramics, and other curiosities, attaining an instant lived-in kitchen look, which adds personality and feels homely.
Double Kitchen Islands
A kitchen island makes a focal point in larger kitchens. With a pair of kitchen island units, it’s a luxurious and expansive addition for your grand kitchen space that is very functional, inspiring, and elegant.
Black is now perceived as more inviting, luxurious, and liveable. Unlike in the past, black is no longer just an accent color because black cabinetry, black walls, and black work surfaces are definitely in, along with its rustic charm when combined with textured woods.
Now you’re all set to plan your next kitchen home remodeling project. Recreate the busiest part of your home and bring in more inspiration, happiness, and comfort to your family, and attention to your kitchen living space.