Remodelling any room in the house is exciting but nothing beats the kitchen since it is used so regularly throughout the day. While the idea of a completely renovated kitchen makes all of the HGTV dreams come true, it is also a daunting task. As the kitchen is used so often, you want your renovation to go well right from the start and this means you need a really clear idea of what you want for an end result.
This is a lot easier said than done because there is an endless amount of information and images about kitchen remodels out there so it can be hard to narrow down a specific idea. It’s actually quite stressful! That’s why, today, we are going to be looking at a few key sources to help make your decision-making process easier.
Decide On An Atmosphere:
A kitchen is a room that doesn’t need a theme, per se, as much as an atmosphere. Before beginning your search for the best counters, cabinets, and appliances think of what atmosphere you would like to achieve in your kitchen. Do you want a cozy country vibe? Perhaps you like how clean and sharp a monochrome kitchen is? Are you inspired by vintage kitchens? Or, maybe, you want the loving atmosphere that was in your family kitchen growing up? Whatever it is, pinpoint it now so you have specific things to look for as opposed to every kitchen remodel guide the internet has to offer.
If it is hard for you to make decisions based on what you are seeing online when it comes to something like your kitchen cabinets, then you might want to visit a kitchen design showroom. Kitchen showrooms will give you the opportunity to see what could be in your home with your own eyes. It is also so nice to be able to see the actual colors of cabinets in person as opposed to a small swatch online. Many showrooms are now offering virtual tours and appointment only walk throughs due to the pandemic to help keep everyone safe during these unprecedented times.
Online tours are great for showrooms but if you would benefit from seeing different styles in the context of an actual home, then virtual tours of listed houses are very helpful. It can be hard to picture the end result of your kitchen remodel through online searches alone and touring through different kitchens will be able to give you a much better sense of what works and what doesn’t. Visit the website of your local real estate agency to see the virtual tours they offer and, in the meantime, you can check out other kitchens on Zillow or Trulia.
Once you have a firm idea of a desired atmosphere, general layout, lighting, which cabinets and appliances are needed, countertops, and flooring, it is time to consider the final touches. This includes the color of the walls, drawer handles and pulls, and kitchen/storage accessories. Pinterest is always a great site to go to for inspiration on tying your kitchen remodel together and you are sure to be able to find similar items at your local HomeGoods. And yes, tuning into home renovation shows can also help give you ideas for final touches when the end result is revealed!
It is hard to make decisions for a kitchen remodel based on the internet alone and we hope that the ideas above will make it easier to narrow these choices down. Remember, a solid idea of your end result will help your kitchen renovation go successfully from the start!