Kitchens seem to get old fast, and with the amount we use them, it’s no surprise. If it’s time for remodeling or redecorating your kitchen’s interior, you might be wondering where to start. It can seem pretty overwhelming at first.
However, it doesn’t have to be if you slow down, take your time, and keep a few things in mind. You can have an inexpensive, great looking kitchen without too much hassle. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to do it.
First, start thinking about what your kitchen should be. Is it simply a place to cook, or will friends and family be helping you or being entertained in the kitchen? Do you cook a lot, or is your culinary skill mostly limited to heating up something from a box?
How much counter space do you like to have? This kind of information will tell you how much of a remodel you’re going to need to do in order to get the kitchen that’s right for you. If all new counters must be installed, or different appliances are required, that’ll be a bigger, more complex, and more expensive project than a simple redecoration.
Think about color schemes and room size. Spend some time looking through home magazines and online sites to see what kinds of options you have. Many people are being a lot more creative when it comes to the way their kitchen’s interior is laid out. Remember that what looks great in a showroom kitchen won’t necessarily work in yours, though. You need to think about the amount of space you have and the limitations your existing kitchen comes with, unless you’re willing to settle for a complete rebuild.
There are lots of minor things you can do to improve a kitchen that’s not terribly friendly to work in. Simply moving the appliances or changing the way you store things can be a big help. Consider taking the doors off the cabinets and leaving them open.
You’ll be surprised by how much it opens up a room. A new coat of paint can change how open or closed in the kitchen feels, as can choosing to move some items to a pantry or other storage area instead of leaving them in the kitchen proper.
If you have an older house with an enclosed kitchen, you may even wish to remove the door or widen the entry to make it feel less closed off from the rest of the house. Modern kitchens are social centers, after all, not just places to cook food.
Need more countertop space? Before you install all new ones, think about reorganizing your existing appliances and storage, or bringing in a cart and butcher block. Those methods can do a lot for your kitchen without the need to tear things out.
Of course, a coat of paint and a little reorganizing may not be enough for every kitchen. All situations are different, and you might have to do a major remodel. The key to successfully redesigning your kitchen’s interior, no matter how large or small the job may be, is figuring out what you need and what you have available to do it. Make sure you have a good plan, and you’re sure to have a nicer, more pleasant to work in kitchen area.