The kitchen is inarguably the heart of every home. In this room, meals are made, experiences are created, and bonds between loved ones are strengthened. The list of reasons why the kitchen is essential is rather long, but everyone wants an appealing and highly functional kitchen that is easy to maintain. If you want to spruce things up in the meal room through remodeling, here are some factors you want to consider when renovating your kitchen.
1. Solid Surface Counters
During a renovation project, the kitchen counter is one of the most important things to consider. When preparing ingredients and meals, spills and messes of various kinds are unavoidable. This is why you want a counter that is easy to clean and maintain. It should be resistant to water, stains, heat, and scratches. A solid-surface kitchen countertop material such as marble or granite can be an amazing choice in case you are doing an overhauled kitchen remodel.
2. The Cabinets
A kitchen is never complete without an adequate amount of storage space. On this note, we are referring to kitchen cabinets. When designing your kitchen cabinets during renovation, remember to consider the kitchen tools, dishware, ingredients, and groceries you may need to store. Ensure the cabinets are spacious enough for your largest utensils to avoid inconvenience. If your current cabinets are still usable, you may consider a cabinet makeover, which may involve resurfacing or repainting them.
3. Tiles and Flooring
Being one of the high-traffic rooms in the home, a functional kitchen also deserves durable flooring. The flooring material you select should be easy to clean in case of the usual messes and spills that can occur during cooking. Some common choices include concrete, ceramic tiles, hardwood, and natural stone.
Tiles are particularly a common kitchen flooring option because they are easy to clean, affordable and come in a wide range of colors, sizes, patterns, and materials. They are also used in a wide range of kitchen features apart from the flooring, including walls and backsplash. When thinking of tiling for a kitchen remodel, the perfect choice will be determined by your specific needs.
4. Kitchen Lighting
A poorly lit kitchen can be unsafe and unappealing. The wrong choice of lighting can impede the look and feel of your kitchen. Introducing some layered light can help make your kitchen safer and more appealing. The last thing you want is to do work in a dull or dimly lit kitchen when using sharp knives in a high-heat space. To properly illuminate your kitchen, enhance the appeal, and boost functionality, consider mixing a few lighting fixtures, including:
- Recessed lighting
- Ceiling lights
- Surface-mounted lights
- Cabinet lighting
Finally, don’t forget to ensure you have enough electrical outlets in the room. Add some personality by hanging one or two pieces of wall art. Ensure the basic appliances such as the cooker, the oven, toaster, fridge, and so forth are in good shape. With these and the above tips, your remodeled kitchen will hopefully be a great place to spend time in.
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