Americans are spending?$40,000 on average?to remodel their kitchens. Remodeling your kitchen lets you create a more comfortable environment for cooking and eating.?
However, you shouldn't rush your remodel and waste your money. You need to think about some creative ideas so your remodeling process goes smoothly.?
How can you avoid paying too much money for a remodel? What should you do during the remodel? How should you improve your kitchen??
Answer these questions and you can create an incredible kitchen in no time. Here are five essential remodeling tips.
1. Make a BudgetEstimates for the cost of a kitchen remodel vary depending on who you talk to. In general, remodels cost thousands of dollars, and estimates may not capture the entire expense. You may need to pay more than the estimate if your remodelers discover problems that need fixing.?
Before you start designing a kitchen, you need to set a maximum amount of money for yourself. You then need to pick kitchen ideas that are lower than your maximum amount. This gives you wiggle room in case you need to spend additional money to fix problems.?
You can examine a few different low-budget remodeling ideas. You can paint your kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them, adding a new aesthetic to your kitchen. Follow a guide on?how to select cabinet colors?so you select the perfect color for your needs.
You can put a coating over your kitchen countertops, protecting them and allowing them to glisten. You can lay laminate, epoxy, and modular granite.?
2. Create a Temporary KitchenA kitchen remodel will cause significant disruption, no matter what you do. You must set aside a temporary kitchen you can use during the remodel.?
In your temporary kitchen, you can have folding tables, a hot plate, and a microwave. Coolers and boxes can store ingredients or take-out meals you order.?
This kitchen should be inside your house. Storing food or kitchen appliances outside can lead to food spoiling and kitchen tools getting broken. You can use a spare room in your house, but make sure the room has smoke detectors and windows.?
If you don't have space for a temporary kitchen, you should not cook in your house. You can order prepared meals and get take-out from local restaurants.
Do not move your heavy appliances like your refrigerator out of your kitchen. You risk damaging them, and you may mess up your kitchen design.?
3. Make Small Touch-UpsA remodel does not have to mean a top-to-bottom redesign of your kitchen. You can make a series of small improvements that can make your kitchen more comfortable and more aesthetically pleasing.?
You can add pull-outs that make your appliances and kitchen tools easier to access. You can install slide-out shelves in your countertops, including a toe-kick drawer. You can flick a switch or push the cabinet open with your foot so you don't have to bend down.
Try to improve your kitchen to reflect more recent trends. In the 2000s, darker countertops were popular, but lighter ones are now the popular choice. You can replace your granite countertop with a quartz or marble one.
4. Prioritize Environmental FriendlinessMaking your kitchen environmentally friendly can help you in a few ways. Prioritizing energy efficiency means you will save money on your electricity expenses. You may increase the value of your home, as potential homebuyers may be willing to spend more money on a green kitchen.?
Try replacing your old windows with Energy Star windows. These windows form tight seals in their window frames, preventing heat from escaping your house.?
If you want to install new flooring, you should pick an eco-friendly material like recycled tiles or bamboo. Take a look at where the flooring materials are sourced from and try to pick a local source. Sourcing your materials from local businesses reduces the greenhouse effects of transportation.
You can also buy eco-friendly appliances. You can buy energy-efficient microwaves, ovens, and dishwashers.?
You can save water by upgrading your faucet and adding an aerator to it. You can get a dishwasher that uses less water. Try to find a dishwasher with an air-dry option, which lets you dry the dishes slowly without electricity.
5. Plan Out Your SpaceYour kitchen should have a design where everything is neatly spaced out. Give yourself at least three feet for food preparation and four feet of floor space so you can walk around your kitchen.
If you want to add counter space to your kitchen, you can install a kitchen island. Put in a walk-in pantry near the island so you can access ingredients easily.
An island should not take up?more than 10%?of the square footage of your kitchen. If an island would be too big, you can put a table in the middle of your room, which can double as a dining area.
You can create a work triangle, arranging your refrigerator, sink, and stove in a triangular pattern. This keeps you from having to walk across the room to use your kitchen features. You can put a few feet of space between each feature so you are not too cramped.?
Start Remodeling Your KitchenRemodeling your kitchen requires a lot of preparation. You need to set a budget for yourself and build your savings. You should make a temporary kitchen so you can continue to cook during your remodel.?
Prioritize small fixes that can make your kitchen more livable. If you want to do a full-scale renovation, try to install environmentally friendly materials and appliances. You should also create more space for yourself and lay features out in a logical fashion.?
Don't remodel your kitchen alone. Dave's Home Supply serves the Medford area.?Request an estimate?today.