As more than a year has passed since this pandemic began, I know I am not the only one thinking their kitchen needs some TLC and perhaps some revamping. Even though my situation is somewhat different from most people’s – I’ve started a small baking business, so my countertops, painted cabinets, and tiled floor have taken a beating – I think many people are eager to improve this room’s appearance and function.
Fortunately, a kitchen renovation means two things: You need to be prepared to spend a lot of money, and you have to be patient. The list of available contractors and raw materials is longer than ever.
Improvement of the kitchen that is successful
Kitchens are more than just beautiful backsplashes and countertops. As well as providing a place for family meals and comfort, kitchens also provide extra workspace. In order to create a welcoming refuge to relax and unwind, modern kitchens should be highly functional, as well as contain vibrant colors, textures, and lighting. For a kitchen remodel that is functional and easy to live and work in, incorporate these thoughtful tips.
Delia Kenya of Delia Kenya Interiors says planning is key to a successful kitchen remodel. The key to staying on budget is to plan ahead, so think it through and establish your ideal space within your budget.” Every kitchen and every family has different needs, so spend some time determining your ideal space.
Adapt your kitchen for accessibility
Imagine a kitchen on the ground floor that includes an easy-to-use oven, drawers, and shelves. Accessible walkways and different countertop heights make it easy for wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers to move around. Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, founder of Respectability, a national disability nonprofit organization, says a home should be a place where people with disabilities feel welcome, respected and included. A remodel is the perfect opportunity to design an accessible kitchen, especially if your home wasn’t built that way from the start.
Utilize kitchen technology
Ifyou are remodeling your kitchen, installing smart taps and having a smart trash can are essential, says David Mason, owner of The Knobs Company. In addition to smart lighting, he recommends adding Alexa or another smart home console to your kitchen. It should be convenient for you to remodel your kitchen in 2022, according to him. At least 36 inches should be left between paths throughout a kitchen. One-cook kitchens should have 42-inch wide paths, while two-cook kitchens should have 48-inch wide paths. Make sure kitchen islands and peninsulas are positioned appropriately when planning.