6 Kitchen Renovations to Die For
If your kitchen is badly in need of renovating it is essential to know what kind of renovations are possible and what would best suit your lifestyle and tastes. Not everyone has specific tastes in kitchen renovations so it is wise to get some ideas and jot down those that appeal to you most. However, you also need to ensure that your kitchen becomes more functional as well as more attractive, while at the same time fitting in with the decor the rest of your home displays.
Finding kitchen renovations to die for is not difficult; you only have to Google the topic to find many wonderful pictures of lovely kitchens. What becomes difficult is incorporating the different elements so that they work together and don’t look odd with the rest of the home. For instance, you may really love exposed beams, but unless they are featured somewhere in the rest of the home they won’t look very attractive on their own in the kitchen.
If you are serious about having the best kitchen renovation possible but know that you could use some advice, it is wise to consult a professional kitchen renovator, one who specialises in doing kitchens only so that they can give you the benefit of their advice – and won’t try and talk you into renovating the rest of the home as well.
There are several important elements in kitchen renovations: –
- Materials for bench tops and cupboards. There are many new materials that will withstand the test of time and all the heat and cutting that happens in the kitchen.
- Lighting – think, more than just a single strip of fluorescent light on the ceiling. Natural lighting is great, so are task lights to save you working in your own shadow.
- Storage – one of the latest trends is to have a butler’s pantry at the back of the kitchen to provide more space and bench room and hide the mess so your main kitchen always looks tidy.
- Cupboards vs. drawers – forget having low cupboard shelves; pullout drawers are far more effective and save you bending to find things hidden in the dim, dark reaches of the cupboard.
- Colour – glossy black enjoyed a season until we found it showed up every crumb and fingerprint. Colour in kitchens tends to remain light or white with pops of colour found in accessories. Picture a kitchen where everything is white except the splashback which is a brilliant turquoise. The colour is repeated in one chair, while others are bright yellow or tangerine.
- Natural timber – it is one of the most loved building materials for any room. It can make your kitchen look warm and inviting and it won’t date.