Tips for Renovating Your Kitchen

Renovating your kitchen is a big project that comes with many important decisions, especially if you are someone who cooks frequently. There are many things to consider during a kitchen makeover that will ensure the functionality of your space. If you are worried about getting the most out of your rehab, you have come to the right place. Here are a few tips that will help your decision-making process.

Storage

Talking with your contractor about ways to give your new place more storage is a must, and it doesn’t help to research ideas of your own to bring to the table. You may be surprised by how a little brainstorming can completely transform the functionality of your kitchen cabinet storage and organization. There are tons of ways to keep your mugs, silverware and other items arranged nicely with easy access. You also want to think hard about what color cabinets will work well with your design and with the rest of your home, as well.

Floors

Since the kitchen is a space that often gets messy, you want to choose floors that not only look great but can be cleaned with minimal effort. There are plenty of tile floor options that can match any style and decor and are easy to maintain if you have kids or pets. Gone are the days that floors have to be drab! Your kitchen floors are a great place to add some color or pattern to your design.

Sink and Faucet

It can be irritating trying to wash dishes in a shallow sink, which leads to water being splashed everywhere and can easily cause damage to your grout. So, make sure you are shopping for a sink that is deep enough to handle heavy washing. It is always a good idea to get your hands on samples of items, like faucets, that you are picky about and will be using daily. There is no shame in taking the time to read reviews and compare products. And, if there is ever anything about your renovation you dislike, it is essential to let your architect know respectfully. This way, you are avoiding wasting any time or money.  

Appliances

Up-to-date appliances will make your life much simpler and may add resale value to your home. If you are looking for the right place to spend an extra chunk of change, consider investing in a spacious refrigerator and state-of-the-art range. There is nothing better than being able to boil water in a jiffy and not worrying about cakes baking unevenly or burning the Thanksgiving turkey.    

With the tips above, your kitchen renovation can be a much easier pill to swallow. Above all else, having a plan in place and being on the same page with your contractor is the best way to get the results you are wanting. The internet is a great resource to put together a design plan, get recommendations and find the best deals. Remember to try not to sweat the small stuff, and trust the professionals to get the job done right!

Meet the Author

Karie Herring

Karie Herring rambles of a former life in Phoenix, AZ while raising a teen and tween twins in their new home in Orlando, FL. She has been featured in AOL Money & Finance, Betty Confidential and Career School Now. She's a full-time technical writer, functional fitness athlete, overachieving wife and mom. She loves talking about maneuvering motherhood, womanhood, and her passion for essential oils and natural living.

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