Kitchen remodeling and renovation can bring anxiety to even the toughest and bravest of people. There’s just something about change that really makes us feel anxious and uncertain about what the outcome is going to be. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time renovating and remodeling your kitchen, you’re going to need some help. With this in mind, here are a few tips to help make remodeling your kitchen a whole lot easier:
Purchasing an Island
No, not an actual island. A kitchen island!
A kitchen island is a small cabinet that compliments or differs from your new kitchen’s overall design. It can either be the new centerpiece where you fit all of your essential kitchen items or just something to buy if you don’t have enough to make a marble countertop from scratch.
However, kitchen islands are not for everyone. Some people end up regret getting one in the first place. To avoid this catastrophe, try living with an island substitute made out of cardboard to see if getting an island is something you’re comfortable doing. Adding an island in your kitchen is a big decision. If the test island doesn’t feel cramped or awkward to work with, then go ahead and finalize your order.
Making a Temporary Kitchen
Your kitchen remodeling projects will not be finished within a span of a day. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so don’t expect to have a beautiful kitchen within a snap of a finger as well. This means that you should prepare a temporary kitchen while you work on the construction of the new one. The temporary kitchen setup doesn’t have to be too fancy. Just make an area dedicated to storing, washing, and cooking dishes for you and the people that you live with.
Be Generous With Spacing
You never know when you’re going to need a new set of appliances. One day you may want to replace your fridge but then find out that the cabinets and frames that you have available are too small for the refrigerator that you want to buy.
This shouldn’t be something that you should worry about. That is why when you’re leaving space between cabinets and making frames for your specific appliances (such as your fridge, stove, or dishwasher), you should be generous with the amount of extra space that you add into the equation.
Avoid Floor Gaps
Floor gaps are dreadful. They can be hazardous and are a hassle to clean whenever spring cleaning comes around. Make sure to check the measurements to make sure that you’re using molds to avoid pesky floor gaps. You can hire a reputable contractor to help you with this.
Prioritizing Counter Space
The more space you have where you can work is always better, regardless of what room in your home. When you have an ample amount of counter space, you make your kitchen look more minimalistic and make it a lot easier to work in because of the extra arm space you have.
A few ways to help minimize the clutter on your kitchen’s countertop are through the use of pull-down racks, hinges, or merely making a wooden rack to hold utensils and small spices.
The Importance Of Backsplash Racks
Backsplash racks are a great way to keep your storage stylish, comfortable to access, and minimalistic! They help you arrange a lot more of your utensils without looking cramped or overcrowded, and the best part is that they only take a few minutes to set up.
The racks are also cheap, depending on the materials used to make the product. Stainless steel backsplash racks give your kitchen a stylish and professional feel to it, and you can get shelf and bin extensions for your rack as well.