Congratulations on considering kitchen renovation for your home. Kitchen renovations can give you more function and beauty, as well as add real value to your home if you ever consider selling it. But kitchen renovation projects can easily get out of hand without proper planning and budgeting, which is why it is a great idea to consider hiring an interior designer to help with your kitchen renovation. One of the best things about an interior designer is their experience and expertise. They have seen many kitchens, some that worked and some that didn’t, and they can bring that knowledge to your planning, making the process easier and reducing the chances of making costly mistakes along the way.
Kitchen renovation starts with planning, and one of the best ways to do this is to think about what you like and don’t like about the kitchen you have now and any other kitchens you have used previously. Does the existing layout work? It is much cheaper to complete a kitchen renovation if the major plumbing, electrical and gas lines don’t need to move, but if the layout doesn’t work, the extra cost may be justified.
It is important to be realistic about the possibilities of your kitchen, with the space you have, unless adding an addition or moving walls is an option. Kitchen islands are a popular choice, but many smaller kitchens simply don’t have room to accommodate them, making a peninsula or other design a better option. All the elements of a successful kitchen renovation must add function and beauty, and they must be practical choices for the high-use and moisture-laden environment of a kitchen.