Your kitchen is one of the most uses spaces in your house. And one of the most important. If you’re looking for a functional area both you and your whole family can use, you need enough open space to comfortably move around in, plenty of bright light and ample workspace. Even if you have a smaller kitchen, it is possible to achieve these elements. With the right tips and tricks, you can transform any old kitchen into a stunning functional space that everyone will want to use.
Let’s take a look at a few ways you can remodel your kitchen effectively and affordably:
Turn your kitchen into a stunning space
- Plan, plan, plan
This step is sometimes done after the demolishing phase to give you a better idea of what you can do with the space. However, you can start planning how you want your new kitchen to look early in the process.
During this step, you have to consider where you want to have your workspace, where you want to install your appliances and how you want to let light into the space. There are a couple of kitchen types to choose from, depending on the space you have available:
- The Galley Kitchen
A long and narrow kitchen type with all the work areas and appliances on one side.
- The L-Shaped Kitchen
A kitchen type where the work areas are typically against one long wall and the appliance on the shorter leg of the L-shape.
- The U-Shaped Kitchen
For the U-shape kitchen, you need quite a bit of space. It can be built around a wall structure or a built-in cabinet.
- The Island Kitchen
This kitchen type is typically open plan with a freestanding table or cabinet in the middle.
- Take out what is outdated
The second step in revamping your kitchen is getting rid of what’s worn and outdated. This can include flooring, cabinets, walls and shelves. For this process, it is wise to get in the help of experts, such as a contractor. They will know exactly how to work to avoid damaging pipes hidden in walls or under cabinets or shelves.
- Get a professional inspection
With the help of a professional contractor, your kitchen can be inspected, and any errors can quickly and efficiently be fixed. This is to ensure your new kitchen will be safe and secure to use and will be in line with all regulations. The contractor will also show you where and how to update your plumbing and install new electrical and lighting.
- Take care of the new plumbing, electrical and lighting
Your contractor can assist you with these elements, however, a professional plumber and electrician can also help to handle these tasks.
- Finishing the walls
Wall finishes enhance the interior and exterior of the kitchen. Most popular wall finishes for kitchens include wallpaper, tile, marble, rough stone and a simple plaster and paint finish.
If you’re looking for a bright, modern look, go for light neutral colours.
- Installing your work areas
Installing your appliances is the final touch to your new kitchen.
Enjoy the benefits of a new kitchen
A new kitchen can be incredibly beneficial for you and your family. It can become a space where you bond over cooking and enjoying delicious meals. If you’re ready to invest in a new kitchen but have no idea where to start, talk to the team at Marjon Solutions. We have the experience and skill to help you take your new kitchen plans to the next level.