Kitchen Renovations – Where do I Start?

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Usually, homeowners decide on renovating their kitchen without knowing where to start the project. Sometimes people start the kitchen renovation process by browsing trendy new appliances.

Some go through interior magazines to look for inspirational ideas. Others try to figure out how to create more space in their kitchen.

Truthfully, a kitchen renovation is a large project. Before starting with the actual renovation, homeowners need to invest some time in planning the whole project, trying to establish how they use their existing kitchen and what exactly they hope to accomplish when the renovation is completed.

Let’s consider a few simple ways to help you decide the direction of your new kitchen (before choosing a design studio and the real renovation begins).

Make a Plan

Yes, it’s important to set a budget for your kitchen renovation because it will help you shortlist the options available. You’ll need to focus on your priorities as well. After all, you don’t renovate your kitchen every few months. Take the time to carefully consider all of the possible factors when planning the renovation. Think about how many people will use your kitchen regularly, and if the layout will function for how you live. For example, you may want to consider an island with a built-in refrigerator if you entertain a lot. Spend some time collecting ideas for your kitchen design from interior and kitchen design magazines. Setting a plan around what you need will help you decide what your dream kitchen should look like.

Simulate Your Kitchen

Seeing is believing! Using a 3D kitchen design software program can help you visualize how your kitchen will look post-renovation. Seeing a simulation will also identify potential flaws in the planning or designing process before the renovation starts. To make sure that your kitchen is functional and practical, you must simulate the sketches, floor plans, space planning, cabinets, and the entire layout of your kitchen in a 3D view. You can book an appointment at the design studio and get your professional kitchen design 3D view not the available online tools which is not practical.

Choose the Right Materials

The materials you choose will depend on the style you want to create in your kitchen. You may be excited about a modern style, or you may have your heart set on a traditional kitchen design or a vintage style. Whatever you decide, the next step is to can start selecting the finishes and fixtures to match your theme (e.g. countertop material, light fixtures, cabinetry, kitchen sink, flooring, kitchen appliances, color scheme, backsplash and other kitchen hardware).

Schedule Time for Renovations

Next, you will need a kitchen design studio to take your dream kitchen from a 3D drawing to your new reality. Before selecting a kitchen design studio, shop around. Consult to more than one design studio to see what details they add to it or suggestions they have for you. Request a quote from more than one studio before you make your final decision.

Planning the renovation, simulation, selecting materials and choosing the right design studio takes time. Do your homework on your kitchen renovation to make sure you’re making good investments. Don’t rush the process.

If you’re ready to start a kitchen renovation and you’re looking for some trendy, classy and functional ideas, contact (416) 679-9300. Our kitchen design studio will take care of the rest!