As stressful as moving into a new home can be, at least with the helpful services of a moving company, like the North American Van Lines, the otherwise long and stressful process can become a lot easier to manage. When you do manage to move into your new house though, you begin to face a whole different kind of stress that typically involves remodeling your house in a way that suits your taste until it feels like a home. Most people believe that remodeling is where the real work starts (after decluttering the home that is).
No doubt, one of the major spaces that usually undergo a remodeling is the kitchen, and if you’ve been looking for how to go about doing this, then look no further, because here are 5 helpful tips for remodeling your new kitchen.
Think about appliances
One common mistake people make is completely transforming their kitchen first and then picking out appliances next. The problem with doing this is that you might eventually find out too late that the appliances you have bought, for example, your fridge or your dishwasher, do not even fit in your kitchen space, and this is only going to leave you frustrated.
You also need to think about the oven. Not all ovens are made to a standard size, and some can leave a gap while others simply won’t fit. Either can be a nightmare. So always measure everything before you buy. And this includes range oven hoods. See this article for the ideal range hood depth, and how to measure for everything you need when remodeling.
Having too big or too small appliances are an absolute nightmare. It is best you pick out your appliances first to see if they would fit into the kitchen. This way, you don’t have to spend extra money trying to buy replacements later on.
Windows and countertops installations
The next things you would want to consider are your windows, cabinets, and countertops. One thing to say is that new installations of any one of these typically take a long time, sometimes up to 6 weeks, so you might want to consider starting these installations early one. That being said, your cabinets, windows, and countertops majorly determine the final outlook of your kitchen. This is an opportunity for you to display your style and aesthetic, so don’t waste it. You can shop for any one of these fixtures in home improvement stores like IKEA.
Distance and positioning
Distancing and positioning essentially enable you to pick out a kitchen layout. For example, if your kitchen is very spacious, then how you manage this space is very important as it is much easier to make mistakes with big kitchens. A good layout allows you to have an efficiently functioning kitchen.
One layout you can never go wrong with is the working triangle layout. It puts your sink, fridge, and stove at equal distances from each other, and it works well because it leaves you with a kitchen that feels well balanced.
Prioritize good lighting
You can never overemphasize the importance of good kitchen lighting. Most people tend to install surgical-like lights in their kitchen, and it never looks good. Try opting for bright, yet warm lights that give you kitchen a more relaxed feel. Also, consider putting lights under your cabinets and over your stovetop, as these can be especially helpful at nighttime. Finally, your lighting fixtures give you the opportunity to express your style, so pick something you really like.
Think of your flooring
Your flooring is a very important part of your kitchen. Unfortunately, it is very easy to neglect. Don’t make this mistake though, as your kitchen floors can really pull the entire look of your kitchen together. Some appropriate flooring options for you to consider include wood, stone floors, and porcelain tiles. Not only are these floors beautiful, but they also are easy to clean.