Renovating your kitchen can be a dream for many people. Even though it can seem quite stressful the outcome is always rewarding. In this article, we would like to give you some practical advice. Starting from efficiency in how to plan the work on your kitchen space to coming to terms with that, living without a kitchen for a significant amount of time isn’t easy and can be quite stressful.
Here are some key factors to take into consideration:
Hire a professional interior designer
Hiring a professional may seem unnecessary, and you might think that Pinterest can give you all the ideas you need for your kitchen, but the abilities of a professional interior designer can not be overlooked.
An interior designer will know all the tricks you can’t know if you’re not an experienced renovator yourself. They will give you advice on how to spend your budget on renovation so you can get the best value out of it. A great designer will listen to your thoughts, know exactly what you want, and advise you on how to spend your money optimally. So hiring an experienced interior designer can set your project for success!
Know your style
Starting a renovation means that you want to change the current look and the feel of your kitchen. Whether you’re going for a simple, white kitchen, or bright, colorful space you should have a clear vision of your style in advance. Do your research, consult your interior designer (if you decide to have one), pay close attention to the details you’ve always liked in the kitchens of your friends, family, or strangers.
Create a mood board
Creating a mood board is one of the crucial parts of renovation in our opinion. Mood boards create a clear vision of your style and are a great tool to communicate your style to your interior designer or any other stakeholders. You can create a simple mood board by creating a Pinterest board with all of your favorite photos, or by creating a simple collage in the different mobile apps or even Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation or Google Slides.
Have a clear vision and strategy
Choose appliances, know the exact materials of your countertops and cabinets in advance. Have a detailed strategy and design in advance, so you have a clear vision of your future kitchen.
Carry your samples everywhere
Carrying your samples everywhere can get heavy and overbearing but it guarantees that you don’t end up with colors or textures that don’t go well together. Carrying countertop, paint, hardware samples may sound weird now, but trust us you will be thankful at the end. Samples give you the ability to imagine everything together.
Here are some of the websites and videos you can take inspiration from on the way to success. One of the most popular sources of interior ideas is Pinterest. Here you can immerse yourself in the sea of interior design photos and videos.
Some of our favorite interior design Youtube videos or channels are: Before And After Dream Kitchen Renovation by House Beautiful or DIY Kitchen Renovation with incredible Before & After by The DIY Mommy.
Even though renovations are time-consuming and generally stressful, the final results are one of the most rewarding achievements in life. The feeling of satisfaction of seeing the before and after of your thoughts and style is out of this world.