Your kitchen, if designed right, is a huge investment in your house that could pay you great dividends if you ever consider a resell. Even if you don’t, an efficient design is going to offer you comfort and visual appeal, let alone being a future-proof.
While experts cost a lot for a mere piece of advice, updating your kitchen becomes your own job. If you don’t have enough information to tackle the remodeling yourself, here are some tips to get you started;
First of all, plan your kitchen layout. There are websites like homestyler.com where you can do your layout for free after checking previous plans. You should also search online and look at interior design magazines for ideas that open the way for your creativity to lead the way.
Form a golden triangle with your stove, sink, and refrigerator. It should occupy an area of a maximum of 26 feet which would make cooking and moving around easier and faster. Also, try placing your sink near a window to allow for proper drainage and lighting.
Your kitchen is typically a warm place, so cool colors such as light blues and greens is ideal for such room as it will harmonize the atmosphere. Also, your color palette should be vitalized by accessories and appliances. A mirror opposite the window, indoor plants in small pots, a beautiful spice rack on the countertop, and adequate lighting fixtures will be more than sufficient.
Also while considering your budget, keep in mind that things in sets usually cost less. In case of a small kitchen, think of ample storage spaces and eliminate the clutter. Also utilize air space fully by using tall cabinets or holders that can be mounted to the ceiling to hold pans and pots. That way you’d be emphasizing the height of your kitchen, adding to its overall appeal, while making use of every inch of your kitchen space.