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The Top 10 Must-Haves for Successful Kitchen Renovations

Kitchen in luxury home with cherry wood cabinetryRenovating your kitchen should be an activity that fills your heart with joy and satisfaction rather than frustrations about cost and failure. This is why it’s absolutely necessary for you to keep a couple of things in mind before starting the project.

Having knowledge of the top 10 must-haves for a successful kitchen renovation will help you achieve your goals within a short time.

Design Outline

Consider the age of the house and find out what design is most likely to improve the house as a whole. If your house is more traditional, it might be an idea to pick a traditional design for the kitchen as this will complement it. Using a modern kitchen design in a traditional house may not work in your favor.
kitchen storage

Storage

When it comes to storage, your kitchen should have enough space to hold whatever you will be using. Incorporating shelves or cabinets in clever ways can help make the kitchen storage much more efficient.

Materials

Materials used must be durable and yet easy to maintain. To choose the most appropriate, consider whether your home will have children or pets.

This will help you pick materials that can easily be cleaned while remaining strong and durable, even with frequent use.

Comfort

Adding carpet, upholstered seats, fabric valances, artwork, drapes or blinds could make the kitchen more comfortable and welcoming.

Appliances

Modern kitchen pull down faucet
Thinking about the most suitable appliances for your kitchen will help you budget and choose the best quality products to buy. They will make working in the kitchen easy, safe and fast.

Accessories

A kitchen without accessories can be frustrating for anyone trying to prepare a great meal for family or friends. A few examples of accessories you may want include instant hot water dispenser, pot filler, pull-out spray faucet, soap dispenser, cabinetry hardware, pull-out trash & recycling, and a step stool for helping you reach high cabinets or shelves.

Lighting

Luxury large kitchen and living room If you get the lighting right, your kitchen will be a pleasant place for everyone. Good lighting creates a sense of space and calmness. Anyone in the kitchen will feel relaxed and comfortable.

Layout

Everything in the kitchen should be arranged in a way that complements the whole outlook. Your kitchen should not have objects blocking pathways or protruding from awkward angles as that may make it look disorganized, unwelcoming or even unhygienic.

Safety

Eco-friendly homeSafety precautions must be taken to ensure no one ever gets hurt in your kitchen. All wires should be installed correctly and a fire extinguisher placed in an accessible area. Always include a smoke detector.

Eco-Friendliness

More people across the world are embracing the use of eco-friendly products.

As you renovate your kitchen, you should consider devices that save water and reduce energy consumption.

Romney Tripp of RWT Design & Construction“Romney Tripp started construction in 1977 and formed RWT Design & Construction in 1992, eventually setting up the shop in Burbank. From the mid 1980’s Romney has been working on building recording studios as well as…” Read more.

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