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When you think of renovating your kitchen, you might be imagining a big project and an expensive price tag. But that doesn’t have to be the case!
Make your kitchen a place you love to be in.
Your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you cook, eat and clean up after yourself. It’s also where family and friends gather to share meals and laughter. So it’s important that your kitchen be a place you love to be in—and not just because it’s convenient to have all those things in one room without having to run around from room-to-room carrying dirty dishes or crumbs from cookies on the floor (although having them all together is definitely convenient).
Kitchen renovation free design consultation
At KDC Remodeling, we believe that the kitchen is a place where you can unwind and relax. We want to help you make your kitchen unique so that it becomes a space where you can gather with friends and family. For this reason, we offer free consultations for our clients. Our consultants will meet with you in your home or our showroom to discuss the best materials for your kitchen and how they can be incorporated into the design of your home.
The consultation process begins with a detailed analysis of your current kitchen layout. Your consultant will help determine whether there are any areas that need improvement or whether there are any opportunities to expand or improve functionality within your existing space (such as adding additional storage options). Once this initial assessment has been conducted, our designers will work closely with you to develop an overall plan for renovating your entire cooking area—including small details such as paint colors, wall finishes, countertops types/finishes/colors (granite vs quartz), hardware choices etc., which can greatly impact overall room aesthetics without costing very much extra money if done right!
Don’t forget about an island
Sometimes it feels like every kitchen and bathroom in the home gets a lot of focus, but the island is often neglected. This is especially true for smaller kitchens, where there isn’t much room to spare. But an island can be used for so many tasks! You can use it as a bar or dining table, prep area, food pantry or even storage space. It’s your choice!
Don’t Overlook Storage
Storage is one area in your kitchen that you should not overlook. You need to have enough space to store all of the odds and ends that go along with food preparation, like spices and canned goods. If you have a small family or don’t cook much, this may not seem like such a big deal. However, if you are hosting dinner parties regularly or entertain often then storage options become more important—you will want to be able to fit everything into your kitchen so it doesn’t look cluttered when guests arrive (or while they are there).
For most people, cabinets will be their primary source of storage space. They can hold pots and pans as well as dishes and glassware. Keep in mind that if your cabinets are too small for all the containers plus other kitchen items then drawers might be another option for storing canned goods organized by type (vegetables/fruit first then meat last) or even frozen items such as ice cream cones!
You also need pantries because these help keep things organized: If everything isn’t stored properly then finding what you need becomes frustrating rather than helpful!
Kitchen renovation: New cabinets and countertops
There are so many things to consider when planning a kitchen renovation. Start by making a list of what you want to keep, what you want to change, and what you’re willing to replace. It can be overwhelming, but don’t worry—we’re here to help!
The first step is deciding on cabinets and countertops. Are the existing cabinets outdated? Is it time for something new? If so, there are plenty of options out there that will work well with your style, space limitations, budget…the list goes on! While shopping around for new countertops and cabinetry can feel overwhelming at first glance (there are so many options!), there are some great resources available at KDC’s showroom to help you find the right products for your project.
The cabinets are the most important element of your kitchen. They’re what will make or break your design, and they’re also probably the most expensive part of any renovation project.
They should be easy to clean and durable, but there are some other things to keep in mind as well:
- Consider how you want your kitchen to look. For example, if you have an old house with Victorian-style cabinets, then those traditional wood doors might not fit into the overall aesthetic of your home.
- Consider how much space is available in your kitchen and whether it would be better suited for open shelves or closed drawers (or both). If there isn’t a lot of room for storage options like cabinets and drawers, consider using wall-mounted shelves instead—they’re great for displaying items such as cookbooks when opened up flat against walls rather than having them hidden behind closed doors where nobody can see them!
Countertops are the focal point of your kitchen, so choosing the right one is crucial. The best countertops for your home should be durable and easy to clean. Consider these options:
- Granite—Granite countertops are extremely durable, though they can be prone to scratches. If you have kids or pets at home and want a more natural look for your kitchen, granite is an excellent choice because it mimics the look of stone.
- Quartz—Quartz is another good option if you’re looking for a material that will last a long time without showing signs of wear too quickly. It’s also very easy to clean with just soap and water (though some people recommend adding vinegar). If you need precision cuts in your quartz, like around sinks or appliances, consider using preformed pieces as part of your installation process so everything fits together perfectly when it’s time to install it all!
Consider other materials for your countertop
Granite: Granite is a natural stone that comes in various colors and textures—from rough to smooth, matte to shiny. It’s resistant to heat and scratches, making it a great choice for your kitchen countertop.
Marble: A glimmering white stone with a polished surface, marble is one of the most popular countertop materials due to its durability, versatility and classic style.
Quartz: Quartz surfaces are made from synthetic materials that replicate the look of natural stone such as marble or granite without their downsides like weight or costliness. The added bonus? They can be cleaned easily with soap and water!
Wood: When you think of wood counters you may automatically think of something rustic or old-fashioned. But modern wood surfaces have come a long way since then—they’re durable enough to withstand everyday use while still looking effortlessly chic in any kitchen setting! Plus they go great with earthy tones like browns, greens and blues (as well as black).
- Use a backsplash that complements your style. If you have an older home with vintage charm, choose a backsplash to match. If you have a modern kitchen, consider choosing one with sleek lines and geometric patterns.
- Choose a material that is easy to clean. Avoid those with delicate finishes or designs that might show fingerprints or smudges easily.
- Choose a material that is easy to install, such as tile or stone, if possible (though this can be expensive). Backsplashes are usually installed by professionals but some homeowners may install them themselves if they’re not too complicated (or if they enjoy DIY projects).
- Choose something water resistant; many materials used in kitchens are prone to damage from frequent cleaning or spills so it’s important they hold up well over time!
Sink and faucet
A sink and faucet are a great place to start.
When choosing your sink, it’s important to consider the size of your kitchen and how much space you’ll have around the sink. You can choose either an undermount or surface-mounted sink, but if you go with the latter, make sure it’s in line with your countertops so they don’t stick out awkwardly. Also think about whether or not you want a single basin or double basin sink—the former is more efficient for small kitchens while the latter allows for greater versatility when washing dishes.
Now that we’ve got our sink figured out, let’s move on to our faucet! This can be trickier than picking out a vanity due to all of the different styles available on today’s market (but don’t worry—we’ve already done some research). When deciding what kind of faucet best suits your needs and tastes, keep these things in mind:
- Do I want one handle or two? How many holes does my countertop need? How tall do I want my spout? What material should my new handles be made out of?
- Wooden flooring: Wood is a traditional material that pairs well with modern or vintage decor. It can be stained, sanded and finished to add a touch of personality.
Wooden floors also have the advantage of being warm and comfortable under your feet and provide good sound insulation. They can be damaged by water, so you’ll need to make sure they’re well-sealed before you walk on them barefoot.
- Ceramic tiles: Tiles are an excellent choice for covering large areas because they’re easy to install and come in many different shapes and sizes, which allows you to design an all-over pattern or mosaic effect (if you want something more interesting than basic squares). They’re also durable enough to withstand heavy traffic in high-traffic areas like hallways or kitchens.”
Lighting is a great way to add style and create mood. It also serves a functional purpose, letting you see what you’re doing in your kitchen.
But when it comes down to it, lighting is a personal choice; no one else can choose the right lighting for your kitchen. You need to figure out what kind of lighting would make you happy and comfortable while you cook and clean up after dinner.
When choosing new lights for my kitchen renovation, I took into account several different factors: energy efficiency, durability, ease of installation and cleaning/maintenance.
So, whether you’re looking to add some new cabinets, update the lighting fixtures or give your kitchen a complete overhaul, it’s time for you to get started. We hope this article has given you some ideas about what it might look like when everything is done!