Necessary Planning Tips for Your Kitchen Renovation

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As the near year approaches, homeowners will begin their housing renovation projects. Many homeowners use this time to complete needed household projects. The busy holiday season is over, and the weather is not yet nice enough to enjoy the outdoors. One of the most common household renovations is that of the kitchen design. Kitchens are an extremely important part of the house, and many things should be considered when planning the kitchen design.

Overall layout The kitchen is a place for family gathering. Families share their meals in the kitchen. Meals are cooked in the kitchen for entertaining. Children may complete their homework in the kitchen, at the kitchen table or counter. With so much traffic in the kitchen, you want to ensure that your kitchen is laid out correctly. Work with an interior designer if you plan to change the layout to ensure that everything makes sense and that you are optimizing the kitchen space that you have.

Paint scheme Kitchen designs should be welcoming, which often means bright and cheery paint colors. Even if this is not your color preference, consider the resale value. The kitchen is one of the most important things that a home buyer looks at. If your kitchen color and paint scheme is too untraditional, it might deter home buyers from purchasing your house. Keeping the kitchen design simple and inviting is likely to attract more buyers.

Kitchen flooring There are numerous options when it comes to kitchen flooring. Although you want the flooring to match with the overall kitchen design, you also want something that is practical and durable. There will be a lot of kitchen floor traffic, and there may be spills from cooking accidents. Carpeting may not be ideal for kitchen flooring. However, kitchen flooring like laminate flooring or hardwood are both great options.

Hardwood seems to be a growing trend in the housing market today. Home buyers in today?s market enjoy open floor plan kitchens with stained hardwood floors. U.S. hardwoods are also truly sustainable. The US Forest Service, in a 2008 report, verified that the average annual net growth for hardwoods is greater than average annual removals. The volume of hardwood timberland in American forests is almost double that of 50 years ago. Hardwood floors are expected to be a common kitchen flooring trend for many years.

Kitchen closet solutions One of the biggest complaints in the kitchen is not enough cabinet and closet storage. Homeowners want to have enough room to store all of their pantry items, cleaning supplies, and cooking tools. Some homeowners may even turn down a house, simply because it does not have enough cabinet storage. If possible, consider added in storage space in your kitchen remodel. It will be beneficial for both you and your family and any future homeowners.

Kitchen appliances The appliances in the kitchen are another important part of the overall kitchen design. Not only do the kitchen appliances complete the look of the kitchen design, they also provide functionality. Stainless steel appliances tend to be the most desired right now, but that could change. Most home buyers look for a kitchen with matching appliances. In 2014, a survey revealed that 25% of respondents were budgeting less than ten thousand U.S. dollars for their kitchen renovation, but only 15% spent less than that. Always keep your budget in mind when purchasing your new appliances.

The U.S. home improvement industry is huge. It was estimated that U.S. improvement and repair expenditure amounted to about 284 billion U.S. dollars in 2012. A lot of homeowners will begin their housing repairs after the New Year. Remember to plan before beginning your renovation and create a budget. Keep functionality and the overall kitchen layout in mind. Also, keep resale value and what future homeowners will look for when designing your kitchen renovation.