Living Without a Kitchen Will Be Unpleasant
The first thing you will need to embrace is that when your kitchen is being remodeled, there is a good chance that you will spend most of the time it takes to complete the project without access to your kitchen. In order to make all of the necessary changes, you may need to unplug the fridge, turn off the gas or unplug your stove, and disconnect your oven. As a result, you may only be left with a microwave, forcing you to either get creative or eat out for most of your meals. For many people, this is not an ideal situation, but it’s something you will need to consider if you plan on remodelling your kitchen.
Make Design Choices Upfront
As you begin designing your new kitchen, you will quickly realize that there are a lot of decisions to be made, from the layout of the space and the colour of the walls to the type of hardware you install on your cabinets. Some of the decisions obviously need to be made before you even get started on the project, and you may be tempted to wait and decide on other design aspects as they arise. However, the longer the project goes on, you may find yourself feeling frustrated with the process, and the last thing you want to do is pick the first design you see just to get it over with. Instead, consider making all the necessary decisions right up front so that when the time comes to implement all your decisions, you won’t find yourself struggling to make a choice.
Think About Who You’re Inviting to Dinner
It may sound cliché, but when you’re designing the layout of your new kitchen, you want to consider who you would invite to a dinner party. What you like to do in your kitchen and the number of people you like to entertain could have a huge effect on how you plan to layout your kitchen. For example, if you’re someone who enjoys regaling large groups of people, especially around the holidays, you may want to design your kitchen to include more seating or more counter space for all the food you plan to cook. If you are someone who would rather entertain smaller groups of people, you may choose to focus more on where you put your appliances or how much storage space you have.
Sure, those floating shelves and marble countertops may look stunning, but are they really worth the cost? When designing your new kitchen, there may be a few design aspects that you’ve always admired, but it’s important to consider practicality above appearance. For example, you may love the look of marble countertops, but the reality is that marble is a very porous material, and you may become frustrated with the upkeep after a few months. Not to mention, marble is an expensive material, and renovating your kitchen is costly enough as it is. As you begin making decisions, consider the practicality of the materials and design to ensure that you’ll be able to get the most out of your kitchen and your budget.
Take Your Samples With You
Possibly the most exciting part about remodelling your kitchen is picking out the accessories and the pieces that will really accent your new space. With that in mind, you want to make sure everything matches or at least creates a cohesive look. Even if you’re planning to add a pop of colour somewhere in your kitchen, you want to make sure it stands out in a way that blends in with its surroundings and not because it contrasts with the other colours. For this reason, we recommend carrying all of your samples with you whenever you’re shopping for your kitchen. While this may sound a little extreme, you’ll appreciate being able to ensure that everything you buy will look good with the rest of your kitchen.
Contact Connect Group Today!
Remodelling your kitchen is a big undertaking, and if you’re interested in saving time and stress, the team at Connect Group can help! We have years of experience, and we can provide you with house remodelling services you need to ensure that your new kitchen meets your needs and exceeds your expectations. Contact Connect Group in Toronto to learn more about our house remodelling services and receive a quote for your project!