The kitchen would be one of the most used sections in the house. It also might be the place that would tend to get the dirtiest due to cooking and staining. If a kitchen remodel is attempted without proper planning it might end up costing you a lot. But if proper planning and research goes in to it prior to start of remodelling, it will end up saving you money in the long term. Here are a few tips you can follow to ensure you remodel your kitchen the right way.
Deal with The Existing Kitchen First
First, you must get rid of everything that you want changed in your current kitchen. For example, if you don’t like the colour of the cabinet doors or its condition is poor, then they will have to be removed. You will have to remove all electrical appliances fixed to the kitchen as well.
Put away all your cutlery, plates and other equipment that you have stored in your cabinets and countertops away in boxes. Separate them in an organised manner and label them so it will be easier to unpack in your new kitchen. Before you store them away give it good dust-off as well to ensure that clean cutlery would be stored back in your new kitchen.
Also, note down all the defective things in your existing kitchen. For example, if there are drainage issues, have your drains fixed and cleaned today. A professional will be able to recognise the problems and fix them. You don’t want any water leaks in your new kitchen ruining the wood of your new kitchen by enhancing mould formation. It is both hazardous to health and also unhygienic. Likewise, if there are any electrical wiring issues, get an electrician’s help to deal with it.
Find Out What Exactly You Want for Your New Kitchen
There are newer styles of kitchen models that is introduced every day. It becomes modernised with age and you would want to keep up with these trends. So, visit a lot of showrooms and find out what exactly you would like your kitchen to be like.
Make sure that it is in the same theme as the rest of your house. For example, you don’t want your antique house to have a too modern of a kitchen as it would seem out of place. You can also go through lifestyle magazines, visit online shops and check out Instagram pages dedicated for such matters. These could end up giving you a lot of inspiration for your new kitchen.
Start the Process
Next is to get started with the process. You could hire a contractor who is licensed and insured to do the job. Remember to prepare yourself for a lot of loud noises, dust and many other disturbances during the process. And most importantly you will not be able to use your kitchen and will have to live on take-outs. So, make sure the contractor is given a very limited time to finish the job.