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5 Kitchen Remodel Considerations

11 December 2017
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A kitchen remodel is a project that’s never going to be easy. There’s just so many things you have to consider and if you don’t get them right, you could end up with a kitchen you don’t like or find difficult to use. Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of 5 considerations you should have in mind if you want your kitchen remodeling project to be a success.

 

Deciding on your kitchen layout

If you got tired at looking at the same old kitchen, it may be the perfect time for you to think about changing your kitchen layout. Luckily, there are plenty of interesting layouts you can for. First of all, there’s a single-line kitchen layout, which is something you can never go wrong with. Moreover, there are some other options such as L-shaped, U-shaped and G-shaped layouts, which are something many homeowners opt for. When choosing your kitchen layout, you also have to make sure you create a proper kitchen triangle. This means you should keep the distance between the sink, refrigerator, and cooktop minimal.

Hiring a kitchen designer

Another important thing you should think about when remodeling your kitchen is whether you should hire a kitchen designer or not. Of course, you need to bear in mind that a kitchen cabinet salesperson is not a kitchen designer and following their advice may not always be a good idea. On the other hand, a professional kitchen designer is a person who’ll be able to help you out right from the start by reviewing your kitchen and suggest the changes you could make. Whether or not you should hire a kitchen designer depends a lot on how big your kitchen remodel budget is.

Repairing the floor

There’s no need to say that kitchen floors are exposed to quite a lot of spillages and stains, especially when compared to other rooms in your home. That’s why an important consideration to make when remodeling your kitchen is whether you should have your floor repaired. We recommend taking a closer look at your floor and searching for any cracks and fissures that might give you a reason to repair your floor. If you think your floor isn’t worth repairing, you can also think about replacing it completely. If you decide to do this, make sure you go for something durable such as tile and linoleum.

Replacing your sink

Even if you have a dishwasher, your sink is still one of the most important parts of your kitchen. Therefore, an obvious thing to think about when remodeling your kitchen is whether you should have your sink replaced. If you want to save yourself some time and money, you can give it a good scrub and avoid having to replace it. When it comes to removing rust from your sink, using an oxalic acid cleaner is always going to be your safest bet. On the other hand, if you find your old sink impossible to clean, you should start looking for a new sink for your kitchen.

Painting the kitchen

A fresh coat of paint is something that can give just any room a real facelift. So, painting your kitchen is definitely something you should consider when starting your project. Of course, you can always go for the same color you’re using right now and just freshen up the space, or you can go for a different color and give your kitchen a makeover. When it comes to kitchen wall colors, ivory and blue are something simply can’t go wrong with. Also, think about whether you want to tackle the paint job yourself or have professionals do it for you.

There you have it – 5 considerations that’ll help you steer your kitchen remodeling project in the right direction. And don’t worry about how long the project is going to take because what you’ll be left with is the kitchen you’ve always wanted.  

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Derek Lotts writes about décor, gardening, recycling and everything related to home improvement. He thinks all these fall under self-improvement. He believes in the power of sharing ideas and communicating via the internet to achieve betterment. He blogs regularly at Smoothdecorator.

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