Does your kitchen need an upgrade?
If you’re in the market to sell the house, a renovated kitchen will increase the value of your home. However, it isn’t a small undertaking.
Countless hours and dollars are put into creating a dream kitchen–or at least a dream kitchen that you can afford.
Are you looking to remodel a large kitchen? Want to know how to make the process less stressful? From design to picking countertops, we’ve got you covered.
Read on to learn everything you need to know to renovate a large kitchen.
1. Prepare and Plan Ahead
Do your research and try to anticipate all the possible roadblocks you may encounter. Make sure to explore the proper materials, tools, and processes to complete the project. Identify the tasks that you can complete and determine the best timeline for completing each one.
Don’t forget to create a checklist with all the tasks and check off each item as it is completed. Having kitchen renovation plans in place will help ensure all tasks are completed on time.
2. Design for Functionality, Practicality, and Ease of Cleaning
Prioritize appliance locations by considering where things will be used and making sure drawers open and close easily for convenient access. Create storage and counter space to suit the desired functionality.
Install cabinets that come with easily cleanable finishes, such as melamine, to protect surfaces from staining and wear due to usage. You can also consider trends in German kitchen cabinets for durability and a stylish look. Install bright, reflective fixtures and lighting to brighten spaces while ergonomic fixtures maximize comfort and safety.
3. Determine a Reasonable Budget
Set a realistic amount that covers the project, including labor and materials, so that you can make progress without being over budget. Set aside an additional 10-15 percent of your budget, just in case of emergencies. This will ensure that if something unexpected arises, you have the financial means to address it.
Relying on a financial expert or contractor to help make decisions based on the resources available is strongly recommended.
4. Choose Quality Materials
Durable materials such as solid wood cabinets and granite countertops not only look great but will last a lifetime. Sturdy appliances like stainless steel ovens and refrigerators are another wise choice. Not only do they look great, but they are built to last and are energy efficient.
Look for material combinations that match in style and hue, such as a light wood floor with stainless steel hardware. Consider choosing elements that can be easily changed down the road, such as cabinet hardware and countertop accessories.
5. Incorporate Innovative Technology
Look for products that offer efficient energy use and automation to reduce labor costs. This could include:
- higher-efficiency appliances
- lighting systems
- automated faucets
- voice-activated assistants
- motion sensor lights
Installing multi-zone climate control can help lower energy costs while incorporating electrical outlets and phone charge stations in useable locations will ensure convenience. Consider incorporating a home monitoring system to control all aspects of the kitchen, from lights to temperature to appliances.
Start Planning for Your Large Kitchen Makeover Project Today
Renovating a kitchen can be overwhelming and time-consuming, but with the right planning and preparation, it can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Following the tips outlined above, such as making a plan and researching materials and costs, can make all the difference.
Now that you have the tips you need, it’s time to get started and turn your large kitchen into your dream space!
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