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The kitchen is often considered the most important room of the house.
It’s the heart of the home where we come together to enjoy food, drink, and conversation with our friends and family.
If you like to entertain, it’s going to be a bustling room where you’ll prepare fantastic meals, snacks, and desserts.
The more modern and customized your kitchen is, the more enjoyable your experience will be.
If you have grand plans that you’d like to see, come to life, we can help. Keep reading for a quick guide on how to design your dream kitchen.
Figure Out Your Budget
Average kitchen remodels costs between $12,000 and $35,000. If you’re like most homeowners doing kitchen renovations, you aren’t working with an infinite budget.
Begin your kitchen design by identifying how much money is in your dream kitchen budget.
If you’re planning on financing the renovation, now’s the time to start looking at your options.
You can take out a personal loan, use a home equity line of credit (HELOC), or use a credit card.
Based on your new kitchen budget, you can start prioritizing your list. If you can’t afford to do everything you want now, figure out what you want to do first.
For example, you might want to start by updating your kitchen accessories and appliances.
Figure out what you want most and what can be added later. For example, if you want new floors, that should probably be done before installing new appliances.
Determine the Kitchen Layout
A major factor in your dream kitchen is the layout. How will you design your kitchen to complement your lifestyle?
If you like entertaining, you’ll want an open kitchen that allows you to socialize while preparing meals and snacks.
Additionally, you can never have too much kitchen storage. Figure out where you’re going to store everything from dried goods to pots and pans.
Find the Right Materials
When you design a kitchen, the materials and color scheme you choose are paramount to the overall effect.
For example, granite countertops can add depth, class, and aesthetic appeal to any kitchen design.
You also need to find the right type of flooring. Despite what popular 1970s home designers thought, carpet is never a good call for a kitchen. This leaves you with several options, such as:
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What type of flooring will mesh well with your design and color scheme?
Consider Hiring a Professional Contractor
Finally, if you want your dream kitchen to turn out perfectly, it might be a good idea to hire a professional contractor.
You might have some skill in carpentry and basic house maintenance. However, attempting a complete DIY kitchen remodel could have negative consequences.
You might save time and money by hiring a professional to complete the project right the first time. DIY renovations can result in shoddy work, ruined materials, and endless regrets.
Ready to See Your Dream Kitchen Come to Life?
If ready to stop talking and start remodeling, follow the tips in this article to create your dream kitchen.
And remember, it’s okay to hire some professional help if you feel like you’re in over your head. Just make sure you account for it in your budget.
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