A kitchen can be so much more than a space to cook. It can also function as a spot to eat, a place to gather with friends and family, or even a workstation. With so many ideas out there to pull from, it can be hard to know where to begin – especially if this is your first kitchen remodel. Here are some guiding principles to keep in mind that’ll guarantee your kitchen renovation is a success.
1. Set a Budget
First and foremost, create a budget to address your kitchen renovation costs. This will help you to focus on the goals that are most important for you and your kitchen remodel, and will help you prioritize what materials and appliances you want to invest in most.
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2. Determine Goals
With consideration for you and your family’s lifestyle needs, develop a set of goals for your kitchen space. Are you someone who cooks often? Do you imagine this will also be a place to entertain? Or for your kids to focus on homework? Take into consideration other factors such as storage space, as well as ease of cleaning. Complement your goals with a folder or a mood board for kitchen remodel ideas. This will not only help you visualize the layout, but help you narrow in on a color palette or design style.
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3. Allow for Expert Advice
Renovating a kitchen is no easy feat. While a DIY-remodel might seem like a budget-friendly approach, relying on the help of experts can help you save you time and money in the long run – even if you just need someone to sign-off on your plan. Designers and contractors know all the tricks-of-the-trade, from quality materials to storage hacks.
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4. Consider Both Form and Function
Whether you have a big or small kitchen remodel, there’s no limit to the amount of ways you can maximize the space to ensure it’s as functional as it is beautiful. Consider the busiest areas in your kitchen to ensure the kitchen lay-out is efficient. For instance, interior designers often refer to the high-functioning space between the sink, stove and refrigerator as the “work triangle.” Also take into account the placement of the dishwasher to the sink; is the dishwasher next to the sink so that you don’t have to drip water when moving dishes? If you have an island, is there sufficient space on all sides to allow for foot-traffic?
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6. Make a Personal Statement Through Tile
Picking a backsplash that’s unique to you and your kitchen design is critical, as it’s often the primary focal point of any kitchen. A backsplash can help pull together all the design elements within your kitchen so that it’s cohesive, but it can also serve as a way to make a statement that is uniquely you. From jewel-toned herringbone to monochromatic Moroccan fish scale tile, Mercury Mosaics has kitchen tile backsplash ideas to fit any design vision. Of course, complex or classic design statements can also be made through kitchen tile flooring.
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