Every time, as January rolls around, people vow to start a new hobby, save more, plan dream vacations, give more time to loved ones, or even lose weight. But, what goals do you set for the kitchen? Yes, your kitchen which is a crucial part of your house, where you cook meals or even eat at times. This is the place which often has to bear the brunt of cost-cutting whenever the time comes for home improvement. But, it is time to change now.
In the spirit of fresh, new beginnings, you must make it your new year’s resolution to turn your home, and particularly the kitchen, a more beautiful, functional, and tidier space in the coming year. But before you embark on achieving this aim, there are a number of things to consider. Take a look.
Size of your Pocket
Firstly, the most vital thing that you certainly cannot forget is the budget. If we are not careful, then we might cause a huge dent in our bank accounts right at the beginning of the new year. So, fix a budget for your kitchen remodeling plan. Make a list of the key elements, which according to you needs a change. Your kitchen cabinets might have become worn-out or their color coating might have faded; appliances might have stopped running; water filter could be dysfunctional, or you might need a bigger sink; you might want a shorter distance between the kitchen island and the cooking station, and many such essential things might need your attention. So, according to your priorities, strategize a budget that suits your lifestyle and standard of living.
The Current Kitchen Layout
You cannot lay the stepping stone of your new kitchen in the New Year until and unless you take a look at your existing plan. There are a couple of questions that will plague your mind like do you want to change the current layout completely? Changing the whole thing would mean you have to shift the water and gas lines too along with the buying and positioning of the new solid wood cabinets in the kitchen. Or, do you want to make a few small changes that update your workstation in the kitchen and give it a new look and feel yet not deconstruct or change its core plan? The decision is yours.
In the coming year, you must aim to be the smart homeowner of a smarter kitchen. Hence, you should give your kitchens a stunning makeover by installing new, efficient, and more useful appliances that save your time and energy, both. Keep in mind the usage of your kitchen, what kind of appliances will make your work easier and more comfortable, and also, take note of the size you need for this equipment according to the space in your kitchen. Right from the microwave, advanced level cooktops, to the stove, dishwasher, etc, there are several kinds of phenomenal devices that can make your kitchens better.
Now that you have given your kitchens a wonderful new look, don’t you think you should throw light on the sort of advancements you have made in it? For that, you need to change the lighting of your house. Make sure your kitchen is well-lit and all the work is done under sufficient lighting. Analyze the size and structure of your kitchen before choosing the lighting panels. You can either have the main light on the cooking top or Kitchen Island like a chandelier if you have a vintage theme kitchen or an accent light if it harps more on a modern set up, or you can have small stud lights all across the ceiling. Some people also opt for under cabinet lighting which basically lights up the things you have stored in your kitchen cabinets.
So, what are you still waiting for? Bid adieu to the last year with a fabulous kitchen renovation plan and welcome a brand new kitchen along with the ushering of the New Year.