A kitchen remodels a significant undertaking. It takes planning and preparation to add value to your home through the design choices you make. It’s essential to get things right because a kitchen is where most of us spend our time together as a family and host friends or clients for dinner almost every day. Get ready to start planning your kitchen remodel by adding a little bit of luxury for your family and friends.
What needs to be considered first for remodeling my kitchen?
Consider the size of your kitchen and how many people will be using it. Consider the layout of your kitchen for the rest of your house. You’ll want to make sure that there is enough separation between the kitchen and living room or dining room so that food smells won’t be invading those areas.
Consider what appliances and countertops you would like to have. For example, if you are a baker and love cooking, having an oven is very important likewise, if you want your dishes cleaned for you at the end of the day.
What you’ll need in a sink?
Consider what you’ll need in a sink – for example, do you want one with garbage disposal or not. And will you need a hole for the tap, or does it come with one? This may affect your price range, and you can choose from round or square sinks and single basins or double ones.
You’ll often have to fit in cabinets around the underside of these units, so make sure they’re not too high and that they don’t extend too far forwards and get in the way of opening them.
Waste disposal units can be expensive, so it’s a good idea to make sure you’ll need that extra feature. Even if you don’t think you want it now, if you come to sell your home in the future, buyers expect these kitchens to have the added advantage of being able to throw away food waste.
For a square sink, you’ll need to ensure your tiles will fit around it and that the taps will work on the same side as the drain; otherwise, there’s no point putting one in at all. Again, if you sell further down the line, buyers like their new sinks to be practical and understandable.
What would color look best for my kitchen cabinets and countertops?
Think about what color would look best with your kitchen cabinets and countertops. Rustic oak, dark charcoal, or neutral color in one of those tones will complement the cherry stain. Add in warm lighting — which can be achieved with candles and strand-style lights — and you have the ingredients for a warm, inviting space.
For a bolder statement, use cherry wood for your flooring. Install it in wood planks with an alternating soft and hardwood pattern to give the room warmth and comfort. If you want to take things up another notch, add a large rug in dark brown or charcoal that will extend the darker colors of the countertops and cabinets into the flooring.
If you want to take it up a level, hang some framed art on the walls in cherry wood. You can hang several pieces in different sizes and shapes — all with contrasting dark frames and matte finish canvases — to lend depth to the room. The contrast of light and dark with warm undertones will make your kitchen as inviting and comforting as the homemade meals for which you’ll use it.
Should I go for single-bowl sinks or double bowl-sinks?
Choose between single-bowl sinks or double-bowl sinks – if you have limited space, then go with a single bowl sink. If you don’t have a huge budget, consider one of the under-mount sinks. They’re pretty affordable, and they are easy to install.
Go with a sink that won’t break easily, especially if you have kids around the house who like to play rough! Stainless steel is a great choice. A big tip: Don’t worry about the look of your sink; get a simple one that is functional and durable.
If you’re planning on making a lot of great dishes, go with an oversized bowl. Usually, they come in 49″ inches or bigger!
You can usually save some money if you try to find used sinks. Ensure it’s in good condition and that the bowl is not scratched, cracked, or dented.
The price of your sink can vary depending on what you pick – try to go as cheap as possible! This way, if anything happens to it after a while, then you won’t have lost too much. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t buy the most expensive one.
Remember that you need a faucet for your sink – it won’t do you any good without it! You can find these things quickly, whatever brand or style you want.
What needs to measure for my sink?
Make sure to measure the depth of your cabinet so that the sink can fit inside. You can use some plywood to build a platform for the countertop. If you prefer, it’s possible to install the sink directly on top of your existing cabinets. However, this method is only good if you are not planning to remodel or change the paint in that section of your kitchen; otherwise, you may have problems with water seeping through the floors.
Install the countertop by screwing it to your plywood platform with screws that will go through a predrilled hole. The size and number of gaps depend on how thick you make your countertop; if you want to install a deep sink, add more holes to help keep the counter sturdy. Put some silicone caulk over the screw heads to protect your counter from water damage.
Is an undermount sink necessary for my kitchen remodel?
If possible, install an undermount sink because they are easier to clean than those mounted on top of cabinetry. Undermount is notable for its sleek and simple look over those with top mount. And this has become the preferred choice among many kitchen designers today. Purchase a sink with an overflow hole in case of accidental spillage and have the plumber install it so that water will drain safely. A smaller version of the exact sink works well for many kitchens, especially if you have a tall refrigerator or freezer. For more bathroom remodeling ideas, contact H&A My Design today.