Getting your current kitchen redesigned or designing a new kitchen can be an easy task if you actually have some direction to follow. I mean, you probably already have a general idea of what you want the kitchen to look like, but that’s not the only thing you need.
You also need to consider:
- Which materials to use
- Which colors will match best with the style of your home
- How to make it more practical
It’s seems like quite a lot to think about on your own.
But let’s stay calm!
According to Houzz, there are seven essential questions you need to ask when dealing with the planning of a new kitchen design. Today we’re going to take a look at those questions and see why they’re so necessary. Check them out!
“The kitchen is the heart of the house.” - Alvaro Enrigue
1. What are the rules?
For this part you actually need a local architect to come and help you learn the building codes of the area you live in. These building codes will determine things like what’s needed to guarantee ventilation in your kitchen. It might seem like you don’t really need this, but it is an important step to design a kitchen that will last for a long time.
2. How should my cabinet drawers and doors open?
New cabinet knobs are the element that can bring a whole new look to the kitchen without overdoing anything. But the comes the questions:
- Should I buy the same knobs for all cabinets?
- Should I try to match different knobs for different cabinets?
You could get some samples and see how both options look at first, or you could simply decide for a touch-latch type of cabinet. Though if you do decided for this last option, you need to keep in mind your kitchen will be a bit more minimalist, so you either go with it or find something else to catch the eye’s attention.
3. What profile should I use for my countertops?
Such a simple detail as the shape of the edge of the countertop will make your kitchen completely different - both visually and functionally.
These are some of your options:
- Eased edge
Each has its own vantages and disadvantages, the final say will be about your priorities, so it’s up to you to talk with the pros and find the best fit.
4. What finish should my fixtures be?
Do you know what we are talking about when we say “fixtures”? That includes things like your sink and faucet, the lighting fixture, even appliances such as the microwave are on that list. The best thing you can do with these, since there are so many details to figure out, is to find a style you like and search the pros and cons of it.
More than that:
You need to decide if you’re going all in with just the one style, or if you’ll mix and match a couple of different elements. You need to remember it’s not all about the trends! It’s no use to go with what’s buzzing right now and regret it later for not having read more about it.
Same tip from the cabinet knobs goes here:
Get some samples and see how it blends in the kitchen! If it doesn’t feel right, then you’ll know better what to look for.
5. How will I mount my sink?
According to Houzz,
“Knowing what style of sink you prefer will affect what materials are available to you, so it’s best to answer this question as soon as possible and then research from there.”
That just says it all. You need to know what style you prefer to have in your home, since you’ll be looking at it everyday. From there you’ll be able to decide the rest of the design and what will work best for your home.
6. What finish should my stone be?
Aside from choosing the materials, you also need to have a say on the finish of that same material. You can go with something soft and organic or hard and reflective. There are options for all tastes, so you’ll sure find one that’s perfect for you! Be careful when picking and make sure to know all the pros and cons of each, remember to value quality over appearance!
7. What material should my toe kicks be?
Any idea on what you need to consider when picking a toe kick? It’s quite simple: look at the bigger picture! Don’t focus on getting the toe kick that will match the cabinet color(s), get that one that will blend in with both the specific cabinet and the whole kitchen design.
Ready to get your new kitchen started? Get a quote for your kitchen remodel today!
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