Once you’ve decided what type of interior design ideas you would like, the next thing you need to consider is your kitchen area.
- Is it small? Is it big?
- Does it take up a lot of space, or does it look like it can do more?
- Is it near the dining room or is it too big that it can only accommodate a small dining space?
- Is it near a window or is it in a small place?
- Does it allow ample natural light, or does it need mood lighting?
And not just the kitchen area. The overall existing kitchen in general. Some questions for you:
- Is the size perfect?
- Do you want to add shelves or cabinets?
- Is the plumbing, alright? Do you want to change the plumbing?
- Do you want to change the countertop or do you want to add a breakfast nook?
- Do you want to add an island for cooking or just an island for dining?
After all that is done, it’s time to take note of all the things you need and canvas. It is ideal for the canvas before executing the overall kitchen renovation.
If you are planning to buy new appliances, take note of the sizes of the old ones. For built-in modern style, give your contractor the dimensions of the appliances.
Homeowners often prefer buying the hardware and enhancements like tiles and fixtures themselves. Because it gives them the freedom to choose what they like and the opportunity to save.
Take a trip to your local hardware and DIY store. Sections are showcasing different variants of hardware that will compliment your needed renovation. And if you are lucky, you may be able to buy said items during a timely sale. Consider investing in quality materials, especially if you cook every day.
Tips on Maintaining Kitchen
Now, how do you maintain your new kitchen? Or better yet, how do you keep it as spotless and as functional as ever?
- Countertops with oil spills should immediately be wiped with a damp cloth.
- Periodically check if the faucet is firmly attached to the sink.
- Invest in the right tile cleaning solution. For example, the backsplash has tiles as its accent. You will want to make sure no moulds are growing between the grout. Test your cleaning solution on a small area first. Because some chemicals may be harsh to your materials.
- Always check for signs of leaks in your sink’s plumbing.
- When chopping meat and other ingredients, invest in a good chopping board. That way, you will protect your countertop and provide quality meals.
- When it comes to garbage, always have two separate trash bins. One for biodegradable wastes like leftover food and food stalks. The other for non-biodegradable like cans, plastics and papers. Keep these bins concealed to give your kitchen a clean look