So you’ve decided to redesign your kitchen? Congratulations! You’re about to embark on one of the most rewarding and engaging home remodeling projects. Just be warned, because redesigning your kitchen could also be the most complex, confusing, and frustrating. There are limitless options for countertops, flooring, cabinets, layout, backsplashes, accessories … you get the idea.
If you don’t have a plan, you could easily get lost in the labyrinth of kitchen design. Determining your favorite style takes time, but it will give you the groundwork for a fantastic kitchen that keeps you happy for decades.
Everyone’s style is different, so use these tips to determine what’s right for you. …
Redesigning Your Kitchen: What’s Right for You?
To Cook or Not to Cook?
This is usually one of the easiest and most straightforward factors for redesigning your kitchen. How much do you cook? Do you rarely cook large meals, or do you love spending hours in the kitchen? Do you have dozens of pots and pans, or do you just need enough to fix mac-n-cheese? This can help you determine how much storage you’ll need for utensils, appliances, spices, and kitchen accessories, as well as how much countertop space you need for all of your simple to elaborate cooking.
Classic or Modern Style?
While kitchen design is far more complex than just classic vs. modern, this can be a good place to start. Do you like the classic look of deep wood and natural stone? Or do your love the clean, uncomplicated appearance of modern design? Think about what you prefer and add this to your design agenda.
Get Fresh Ideas from Houzz for Redesigning Your Kitchen
Houzz.com is a great resource for finding style inspiration and design hints. Simply create a profile and select a few preferred styles, such as “Victorian” or “Eclectic.” You can then look at images of redesigned kitchens for fresh inspiration. It’s a good idea to look at a wide range of styles, as you never know what might catch your eye. Houzz also has an “Ideabooks” feature that allows you to create a personalized photo album. You can save images in your Ideabook, and then leave a note reminding yourself why you liked the image in the first place. (For example, you can simply write “backsplash.”)
Use Pinterest to Determine Your Style
While Houzz is a website made specifically for home remodeling and construction, Pinterest is a social media site made for practically everything. That said, you can still use this site to narrow your kitchen redesign style. Start by creating a board for kitchen designs, and then “pin” images of kitchens that you like. Go wild and pin everything that seems even remotely intriguing. Then narrow down your focus and pin kitchen images with colors you like. Now focus on kitchen accessories and appliances, and finally, focus on layouts and furniture arrangement. Pin enough images, and you’ll likely notice a pattern. Perhaps that pattern is the right choice for redesigning your kitchen!
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