Kearney. KITCHEN IDEAS. April 08th , 2018.
Creating a Flexible Kitchen to Change with Your Lifestyle
If the walls of a kitchen could talk, they would have a lot to say about the ever-changing needs of a family. In the beginning a moderately sized kitchen suits a couple just fine. But as the family grows, a kitchen
becomes the center of activity - cooking, family dining, homework and casual entertaining. Luckily, the ease of remodeling can help homeowners redesign their kitchen to meet the ever-changing needs of their family.
When you think about it , there really is no exact definition of a perfect kitchen. The answer lies solely in the unique circumstances of each individual family. But it is important for a kitchen to meet the basic goals of adequate workspace, up-to-date appliances, plenty of storage area, and proper ventilation and lighting. The style of the kitchen should also be taken under consideration. It should be stylish and present a warm, comfortable feeling for its visitors.
Using these goals as a starting point, here are some suggestions to help you remodel your kitchen to fit your family's needs in the present, while giving you the flexibility to easily make changes as your need to in the future.
According to home remodeling experts, the one common complaint about kitchens is that there's never enough counter space. Of course, minimal counter space may be perfect for a couple, but the need for more counters increases as a family grows. Here are a few ideas where additional counter space can be found in a home:
* If your kitchen sink is currently in the middle of a counter, you could gain some additional counter space by moving the sink to a corner. If there is adequate room at the end of your counters, you can also extend them off to the side, making an "L" shape. Another viable option, if space allows, is adding a separate island to your kitchen to create additional counter space.
* You can free up counter space by purchasing appliances, such as microwaves, electric can openers, or toasters, that fit under cabinets.
10 Kitchen Remodeling Tips
Need to Increase Your House Value? Read These 10 Kitchen Remodeling Tips
When it comes to selling your house we all know that first impressions count, that old patch of damp in the corner or the crumbs under the toaster are subconsciously going to give the potential buyer an idea that you
haven't looked after the place, whether you have or not. People want to buy into a life-style, why narrow your market to the home improvement crowd only? This is most true when it comes to the kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of your home so any money invested will have a positive effect on your houses value. But where do you start?
Kitchen Improvement Tip 1 - Visit Show Home
If you're a little unsure of what style of kitchen you like, is in vogue, or would suit your home then visiting a show home can be fantastic way of seeing what styles work. The problem with show rooms in stores is that you cannot get a feel for how the kitchen works with the whole house. Do some research; visit a variety of places from modern city apartments to converted farm houses.
Kitchen Improvement Tip 2 - Home Improvement Show
Home improvement shows (as oppose to TV shows) have been a secret of the property development industry for years. It's a fantastic place to see what new products are coming out and get a bargain fast. You can do a massive amount of research from all the leading manufactures all in one day, compare prices etc. You also know the products you are looking at are going to be very in fashion at the moment. I don't expect you to wait a year for a show to come around, or travel hundreds of miles but it's worth looking just to make sure one doesn't coincide.
Kitchen Improvement Tip 3 - Kitchen Remodeling Magazines
Remodeling magazines are fantastic. Everything in them is perfectly in fashion at the moment and although that initially may not sound too appealing, if you are selling your home it is a big plus. We all love having a good trawl through a magazine. Pick up as many as you can, get out a highlighter and start circling the ones you like.