If a major kitchen makeover has been on your ‘to do’ list for the last few years, now is the right time to get started. These days, it is easier than ever to get your hands on beautiful, bespoke features, furnishings, and accessories. You don’t have to break the bank to create your dream kitchen. You just have to know how to decorate smarter, instead of pricier.
Choosing your dream kitchen that redefines space and functionality in new ways might be hard, but a skilled kitchen renovation expert can help put together a custom kitchen that looks amazing without costing a fortune. The key is to design the space in the most efficient and economical way possible. You need to build on the strengths of the existing design, in order to save money and get the most out of your resources.
These quick and easy hints and tips to create a dream kitchen will help you decide where to start and how to cut costs, without compromising on quality.
Build upon the existing floor plan
One of the easiest ways to save cash when redesigning a kitchen is to build on top of the existing floor plan. Laying the foundation for an entirely new layout is a costly process and it is only really necessary if you are desperate to change the way in which your appliances, cabinets, and fixtures are laid out as well as their appearance.
Retain the current layout
The majority of homeowners are happy to keep their current layout, because it is still possible to completely change the space. For instance, if you have an L-shaped kitchen or a galley style layout and it functions efficiently, why not focus your money and time on updating some of the more aesthetic or surface features?
Pick your appliances carefully
You can also save money on your kitchen appliances if you pick them carefully. The best approach is to choose machines that offer a small degree of flexibility with regards to capacity and space, but that do not overestimate your household need. If you pick out a dishwasher, or fridge that is too big, you’ll just end up losing money.
Resist the temptation to go big
Be realistic about what you need. If that chrome refrigerator looks great, but could cater to a family of sixteen, leave it behind. It will drive up your energy bills, waste space in the kitchen, and be of much lesser value than you think. Plus, if you stick with similar sized appliances to the ones that were originally there, you won’t have to invest in costly rewiring services.
Choose sensible flooring
Flooring in a kitchen should withstand a lot of different environmental pressures. It must be easy to clean, stain and moisture resistant, and safe to move around on. Fortunately, there are a lot of great flooring options which meet these requirements. If you want to invest in a material that is tough and hard wearing, try tile, laminate, or wood.
Consider vinyl floor tiles
Vinyl flooring is a cheaper option, but it is still very strong and durable. It is simple to install and can be wiped clean in no time. This makes it a good choice for households with young children and pets. You can buy vinyl flooring in a huge variety of different styles, patterns, colors, and textures.
Giving your kitchen that superstar sparkle
Creating a dream kitchen doesn’t have to be a stressful experience, especially if you carefully map out the process first. It is all about knowing what you want and what you need, then finding the right balance between the two. Invest in high quality materials, but save money by building upon the strengths of your old kitchen.