By Aidan Payne. Kitchen Design. Published at Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 - 23:11:03 PM.
With all the time we spend in the kitchen, it is no wonder that every several years, we itch for a new look. If you have an older home, your kitchen may have appliances which do not match - that almond refrigerator you bought a few years ago, with the stainless steel dishwasher and a stove in that yellow-gold color so popular in the 70s. You are definitely up for a change! However, a kitchen remodel is one of the most expensive projects you can tackle. So, what's a viable solution? A DIY kitchen design and remodeling project might be the perfect answer. You do not need to be a master carpenter or interior designer to do a kitchen makeover that is nothing short of stunning. If you properly organize your DIY kitchen design and remodeling project, you can break your kitchen makeover into several chunks, done over a period of time. You won't even need to take out a loan. Now we are talking.
The Benefits. The kitchen design incorporates a variety of significant factors with convenience being the most important one. The kitchen design must account for your daily routine and typical movements within the kitchen; for example, the appliances must be placed in a particular way so that it is convenient for your coordination within the room. The position of different equipment must be considered along with all other features as easy movement minimizes the risk of accidents occurring in the kitchen. Furthermore, your storage space should also minimize risk by having all pots, pans and cutlery in easily accessible, yet out of the way, places. It is recommended that you install hooks and drawers to make the kitchen more orderly. Effective lighting in a kitchen design also contributes to the beneficial appearance of a kitchen space, big or small. Contemporary kitchen designs present with built-in counter-top lights offer a classic, spacious feel. It is recommended that you install proper flooring to complete an overall positive kitchen effect. The choice of flooring is a very important one as an effective floor will minimize any risk of slipping and falling, and as the kitchen is a busy area the risk of accidents is quite high.
Designing a kitchen for a new or existing home is a big investment in time, money and energy and it is sometimes stressful and challenging. Unfortunately, some vendors and TV programs do not like to dwell on this aspect and therefore mislead the consumer regarding the actual amount of time and effort that is required. Even though creating a new kitchen is challenging, most clients say that the results are more than worth the effort. I hope that the information provided herein will be a helpful contribution toward having you well on your way to a successful project. Before you begin the process of designing your new kitchen, you will need to set the criteria for the design. I recommend that you engage a professional kitchen designer that not only designs the cabinet layout, but designs every element of the kitchen and is involved throughout the entire project, so that the final result will be a cohesive design that reflects optimum function and style. The designer will not only help you create a beautiful, efficient, kitchen but will save you significant time and money and you will both have fun developing your joint creation. I trust that what follows will get your energy flowing and thoughts racing, in preparation for actually embarking upon your journey. And, it "is" a journey!
The next step in carrying out your DIY kitchen design and remodeling project is the daydreaming phase. Sort out the pictures of your dream kitchens and decide which elements are the must-haves and which are impractical in the scope of your project, either due to cost or space constraints. You will want to measure your existing kitchen, marking in cupboards, counter tops and windows which will remain stationary. Let's say you have got your heart set on new paint and flooring, matching appliance covers, new cabinet facings and counter top coverings, track lighting, an island and a window greenhouse. Wow! Now that is a brand new kitchen. Sounds ambitious. Now let's break this makeover down into separate projects, done over a period of time. The idea is to organize each task such that your budget allows completion, while keeping your kitchen usable during that period, as much as possible.
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