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Your kitchen can reflect your lifestyle, so it should suit your needs and serve it’s intended purpose well. Remodelling the kitchen should enhance the architecture of the house and set the tone and ambience. Kitchen design is influenced by many factors, but the first step when visiting a showroom is to set goals for your space. There are many options for home decor, but if you can only remodel one room in your budget, that can likely be your kitchen. A new kitchen increases the value of your property by approximately 6%. It is also one of the most important prerequisites for potential buyers, so it deserves special attention.

Observe and Plan 

Renovation and remodelling of the kitchen can be beyond only beautiful. You can also focus on using the space more functionally and efficiently, adding new features, or integrating your kitchen with other parts of the home. Before you start renovating your kitchen, first decide what you want to achieve. This will help you streamline the remodelling process and have you and the designer on the same page from the get-go.

Budgeting

Before you begin renovating your kitchen, be sure to compare your budget with the value of your property. If your house were only valued at $200,000, you do not have to invest $40,000 in a fancy kitchen as you will likely not get a full return on investment. Likewise, if you renovate with a tight budget, but your property is worth more than $500,000, there is a risk that you will degrade your property’s value.

 

Install Built-In Appliances 

Depending on the age of the kitchen, problems with electricity or plumbing can arise with modernization. Work with a team of architectural engineers to make sure that the kitchen is well equipped with the technology you have installed (appliances, lighting, etc.). Save space with built-in appliances that fit perfectly into your new kitchen design. High-quality built-in appliances should look sleek, modern, and incorporate the latest technology and energy-efficient to make your daily life easier. If you have little space, a fine dishwasher is a great choice. You can also save more space by choosing a washer/dryer instead of two separate appliances. Examine the appliances of your choice such as ovens and stoves, refrigerators, dishwashers, and microwaves. The size of the household appliances plays an important role in the overall look of the kitchen, especially if you prefer to use built-in appliances. 

Remove the Boundaries

Research shows that the most essential kitchens are connected to the dining room and contain an average kitchen island. With that in mind, if you have enough space to open up the kitchen to surrounding areas for a more open-concept layout, it’s worth it to explore. If you’ve decided to combine the rest of your kitchen into a dining room or living room, consider materials that work well with the rest of the space.

Neutral Colours

Neutral colours are always timeless and preferred, especially if you are going to sell the house soon after renovations. There is a great demand for kitchens with lighter, versatile shades. This is especially true for white kitchen cabinets because they look clean, modern and bright.

 

There are no hard and fast rules on how much to spend on the remodelling of a kitchen. The quality and variety of selections you purchase depend on your budget. Interior designers can help you with perfectly adapting to the size of your kitchen, and give it a sleeker and more elegant look and design. Whether you live in Calgary, Banff, Canmore or Edmonton and surrounding areas, take important measures and consult with an experience home improvement team like Kay2 Contracting. We can assist you every step of the way from concept to completion.