Renovating your kitchen is not exactly the easiest thing to do. It’s a mammoth task that involves taking many things into consideration. It also needs to be done perfectly the first time around, because aside from the bedrooms, the kitchen is the one room in your house that you will use on a daily basis. There is very little room for error as the tiniest mistake could mean you can’t start your day with a healthy breakfast or your fresh cup of morning coffee. If you are considering a kitchen renovation, here are some things to consider before embarking on this mission.

Really invest in your countertop

Your countertop is the part of the kitchen that will experience the most wear and tear. Invest in something that is chip-resistant and long-lasting. Think about it: the countertop will be used for chopping and dicing, grinding ingredients with a mortar and pestle and kneading and rolling dough – all of which are heavy duty activities. Granite is always a safe bet. While expensive, it can guarantee you the longevity and reliability you need from a countertop.

Think logically

While this may seem like an obvious one, it’s important to think logically about the placement of everything from appliances to islands in your new kitchen. Over and above everything else, your kitchen needs to be practical. Trying to cook when everything is far apart or hard to reach will make every meal preparation a challenging one. Before the first change is made, carefully consider where you will put everything. If you need help, you can always ask a member of Sansbury Home Renovations and Maintenance’s team. They are friendly, efficient and professional.

Don’t overdo it with the décor

sansbury MaintenanceAlthough it is important to add a bit of your personality into the kitchen’s décor, don’t overdo it. There is nothing worse than a cluttered kitchen, so keep the décor on the walls, and be selective about what you put on the surfaces. Remember – you will need all the space you can get.

Consider the height of your cupboards and cabinets

It’s always great to have lots of space in your kitchen cupboards, as it gives you more than enough room to store everything. However, before you decide to make the cupboards extend all the way to the ceiling, consider whether or not some things will be out of reach. Even with a step ladder, you need to remember that you can only reach so high, and there is no point in having cupboards too high to reach.

Carefully consider your budget

Budgets are pesky little things, but we need to bear them in mind at all times. Before you embark on any kind of renovation, make sure that you have enough money to spend on everything you’d like to do. If your funds are significantly limited, consider saving up and waiting until you have enough funds available to do the whole job at once – at least then you’ll know you have peace of mind and the kitchen of your dreams.

 

 

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