Home renovations are a great way to give your house a new look and feel without having to up and move to another location. There are several types of home renovations that people do, but arguably the most popular is the kitchen.
Most of us spend at least a few hours most weeks cooking meals for ourselves or our families, so it makes sense to want to have a nice kitchen. However, a kitchen renovation or remodel can be a daunting and lengthy process. In an effort to help you out, we have decided to give you some tips for your next kitchen remodel.
Have a Budget
Before you ever start a remodel, you need to have a budget in mind. While you might have an idea to not spend a lot during the renovation, the costs can add up very quickly. Also, costs for a renovation can go from the low four figures, to well the high five figures (or beyond).
Because of this, it is very important to have a budget during the renovations, and stick to it. You should also be sure to consider how much equity in the home you are creating with the renovation, as that might help offset the cost if you plan on selling the home in the future.
Photogrammetry is the science of taking measurements from regular photographs. While it is largely used for mapping or 3D scanning, it also has a lot of value in the home renovation market, and can make the process of mapping out the floor plan and blueprint of your new kitchen.
Photogrammetry in manufacturing and in remodelling is a great tool as it will be able to measure the perfect size and/or dimensions for things like appliances, counters, cabinets and more. Also, there are pieces of software out there that make performing these measurements relatively simple and efficient.
Ensure You Have Enough Counter Space (But Not Too Much)
During a renovation, people often shift their focus to what appliances they are going to get, the colors of everything and what sorts of materials they are going to use. However, one thing that doesn’t get as much attention as it should is just how much counter space you should have in your kitchen.
It is very frustrating to not have enough counter space to get things done, but it is also annoying when you hardly use the counter space you have. You need to put some thought into how much you should have, and this will largely depend on how often you cook, how many counter-top appliances you have, and more.
Make Sure Your Appliances Match
While it technically won’t hurt the functionality of your home, having mismatched appliances in a brand new kitchen can be a bit of an eyesore. If you have a black fridge, a white dishwasher, a stainless steel stove and a blue microwave, your new kitchen won’t look as good as if you picked on color and stuck with it.
Thankfully, many manufacturers offer matching kitchen appliance packages to ensure that you can not only match, but also get all the appliances you need at a decent price. Of course, you should look to choose the color or shade that best mixes with the cupboards, countertops and flooring.