Are you ready to start that kitchen reno? Don’t dive in without prepping and planning. Begin with these 3 steps.
Function, above all, is most important. So, sit down and make a list of what your top priorities are and how you would like to see your kitchen function. Do you like to eat in the kitchen – large island and an open plan are ideas to consider.
Do you like to cook – consider a separate prep area away from where all of the cooking is done. If you have the space, think about options like a prep sink. If you are tight on room, make counter space a priority and opt out of the additions like that prep sink. Hide appliances that usually take up much needed counter space.
Traffic flow is one of the key elements to a kitchen with multiple chefs and an abundance of family and guests.
Consider your day to day living. Take the time to ensure the overall design makes sense for your daily lifestyle and those you share it with. Along with function, you want a space that works for the whole household.
Barstools or banquet seating are both a great addition to any kitchen. Providing comfortable seating in a kitchen is a great way to keep everyone together. And breakfast tables are great for casual dining as well as homework tables. Breakfast tables come in all shapes and sizes, so no matter the size of your space, you have many options.
After function and the day to day tasks and traffic, you want the space to feel like home. Consider style during the beginning phase of the kitchen reno.
Yes, those kitchen cabinets do need to provide the right amount of storage. But keep in mind color, hardware and finishes to ensure you have selected the functioning cabinets that you won’t tire from looking at.
Countertops need to be durable and easy to clean. You’ve been directed to the right materials but you have the opportunity to choose color and variation within that category.
Textiles are a great way to add texture and tile backsplash contrast. If you went with the barstool/banquet option, this is your time to let your personality shine. Fun pops of color or unexpected patterns will liven up your kitchen.
Lighting, first and foremost, must be functional. But this is also another chance to add flare. No matter your style, there is a chandelier or pendant out there for you!
Are you feeling even more ready for that kitchen reno? Book a call and let’s get started!