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Your kitchen depicts your lifestyle and it should be facilitated with things that assist your needs while cooking in the kitchen. It’s a given that people who are fond of cooking spend most of their time in the kitchen. Even those who are not into cooking but love food often focus on their kitchen’s design. But for some, it is just another part of the house and should be decorated as such. With each passing day, we see new appliances and convenient kitchen designs that tempt us and make us think about renovating our kitchen. Once you have decided to renovate your kitchen then you are in for a stressful ride. But you can’t just start tearing down your kitchen without a plan and considering different challenges.

Why are you renovating?

First, you need to ask yourself why are you renovating your kitchen? Is it because of a new design you saw in a kitchen design catalogue? Or because of a new kitchen chimney? Once you know the reason, it’ll be easy to plan according to your goal. While renovating your kitchen, you’ll work to achieve your goal and adjust your plan consequently.


Budget: 

Your entire renovation plan centers around your budget, so it is better to set a budget that’s close to your financial status. If you step out of your financial boundaries while renovating your kitchen then it will put a dent in your savings. All the things you'll buy for your kitchen and all the wages you'll pay should be decided beforehand. If you want to save money and renovate as little as possible then don't just throw away the things you tear down from your kitchen but try to reuse them in some way or another. If you can't use them, then the best alternative is to sell them.

Size of your kitchen: 

Your kitchen size plays a big role in determining many things that includes its design, appliance sizes as well as the area of your counter and size of your shelves. If your kitchen is small and having three people inside your kitchen makes it look crowded, then you won't want large oven or stove in your kitchen. All the decisions you'll make about your kitchen will center around the size of your kitchen even the appliances and utensils. 

You might feel disappointed if you wanted to fit an island in your kitchen or those dual sinks, but the size of your kitchen restricts you from doing so. Having a small kitchen is a minor speed bump though. Your kitchen’s size matters, yes, but what's more important is how you utilize its space. 

No matter how small your kitchen is, there are many ways to utilize all the available space. You can use the back of your kitchen’s cabinets to hang utensils and make use of the triangle space between two cabinets that’s often left unoccupied.
In addition to this, you can always think about extending your kitchen by breaking a wall or two if your house’s architecture and layout allows you to go down this path.

 



Location of your kitchen:
You need to be cautious of the adjacent rooms while renovating your kitchen. You don’t want to disturb the plumbing and electricity lines of other rooms in your household because if you do then you’ll be renovating more than just your kitchen. One mishap will lead to another then your budget and plan will be all messed up. If you’ve decided to extend the size of your kitchen then its location plays a crucial role for the execution of your decision. If your house’s layout and architecture restricts you in extending your kitchen’s size, then you’ll have to revisit your plan and adjust it to counter this new challenge. 


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Consult with experts:

In most cases, people decide to renovate their kitchens because of the failing infrastructure. Electrical and plumbing issues are common in kitchens and people are used to living with them. Every family has some infrastructure problems in their kitchen, and they have just decided to make do with their situations. When you start renovating your kitchen, consulting with the experts is as important as deciding your budget.

Contact different electricians and plumbers that are known for their work and ask them for their advice. Make use of this advice while planning your kitchen’s design and layout. The more people you talk with, the more information you’ll be able to gather. It is better to not take responsibility of designing your kitchen if this is your first renovation because then you are more likely to make mistakes due to the lack of knowledge regarding technicalities.

Design and interior:
Most people are so focused on making their kitchen look beautiful that they forgot that kitchen is something we use everyday and we can not just leave it just for exhibition. So whatever design you choose, it should be practical too. For example, if you have a large family then be mindful of this fact. Whether or not you need a dining area in the kitchen or what kind of shelves and cabinets will compliment your house are some decisions that your architecture or designer must think about while designing your kitchen. 


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Electrical Appliances:
As mentioned above, how you utilize the space at your expense is important. If you have a small kitchen then you should be aware of your boundaries while buying appliances. And don’t forget to check all the new appliances that companies have launched since the last time you renovated. Nowadays, different brands and companies introduce new and innovated appliances almost every other day. Browse online and see what’s new and which one of these appliances can assist you better in the kitchen.

Closing:

Though there can be many other things that you should consider before renovating your kitchen and hiring a contractor is one of those things, but we have discussed the most important ones that can make your renovation experience a hit or a miss. Be sure to think about these facts and then follow through with your plan.

 

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