Remodelling your kitchen can be a daunting task. It’s more than rearranging the furniture and giving the space a new lick of paint. For this reason, it can be difficult to know exactly where to start.
But you’re in luck! Here at Leisure we’ve seen lots of people remodel their kitchens following the purchase of one of our range cookers. Here are three key points that we think you should bear in mind:
We’d all like unlimited funds to remodel our kitchen, but unfortunately that’s rarely possible. As a result, the very first place to start will be figuring out exactly how much you want to spend on the project. This will really help you plan properly, and prevent things from getting too expensive towards the end of the work. It’s common for people to start off spending freely, only to have to cut corners later on.
It’s always a good idea to do some research at this stage to find out how much things are likely to cost. Get some quotes for various elements of the work, browse catalogues to see how much fixings and appliances cost, and read peoples’ experiences online to see what you might have overlooked.
Kitchens have to balance both design and aesthetics, and figuring out how things will look is a big task. Visualising the colours, worktops, fixtures and fittings you have in mind isn’t always easy, and it can be hard working out whether all the elements will work together.
To help with this, in the initial stages you should build a lookbook of designs that you like. This will mean collecting images found on the internet, in magazines and catalogues and bringing them together into one cohesive collection of elements. There are plenty of apps to do this kind of thing - or use social media services like Pinterest - but sometimes there’s no substitute for a good old-fashioned scrapbook.
In what order should you remodel your kitchen? The golden rule when planning the remodel is to do as much as possible in advance - and this will help answer the question. Everything you can think of should be decided as early as possible. This will really help ensure that you don’t go over budget, and that everything works together.
You’ll need to come up with a big checklist of the various different things that you need to consider, ranging from the products you’re buying, to where they’re going to be installed, and who is going to fit them for you. If you leave certain things until midway through the project, you might hit a roadblock. The more things you have decided before you start the journey, the easier the whole thing will be, and the higher the likelihood it all gets completed on time!