If your kitchen is several decades old, it could probably use an upgrade so it looks modern. If you're happy with the size of your kitchen, the contractor may not need to tear out walls, but there are still plenty of things they can change. Here are four tips for your kitchen renovation.
Choose The Location Of Your Appliances First
You may want to switch the location of some of your appliances or your sink so you don't have to work with your back to everyone. Choose the appliances you want to buy and take their measurements. Then decide where you want them positioned in your kitchen. You can build the rest of your kitchen around the appliances since you can have new cabinets custom-made.
Knowing where the appliances will go also helps your contractor plan where electrical outlets, drains, and plumbing need to be installed.
Consider How To Upgrade Cabinets
If you have solid-wood cabinets now, they might be in good enough shape to keep. You could just have new doors put on or paint them to give your kitchen a new look. If you have budget cabinets, it may be best to pull them out and put in new high-quality cabinets. These can be custom-made if needed to maximize the storage space in the kitchen.
You'll also have to choose the type of lighting you want for the cabinets if any. In addition, you'll choose your new countertops. If you choose granite or marble, the contractor has to ensure the cabinets are strong enough to hold the weight of the stone.
Select The New Flooring
If your kitchen has old flooring, it may make the space look old and outdated. New flooring may be at the top of the list of things you want to be done during your kitchen renovation. Choosing water-resistant or waterproof flooring is a good idea since a kitchen often experiences spills.
If you want the look of wood, you might choose vinyl or ceramic planks. You can also choose stone flooring or ceramic tiles that look like stone. Luxury flooring gives your kitchen a gourmet touch.
Pick Out A New Sink And Faucet
You'll need to select your new sink and faucet before measurements are done for your cabinets and countertops. You have a wide selection of sink options from basic stainless steel to farmhouse porcelain or granite. The faucet you choose can also give your kitchen a luxury touch, so compare styles of faucets as well as the materials they are made from.