TIPS + TOOLS
January 31, 2017
Adding a splash of color or a selecting a dramatic tile pattern are great ways to create drama in the finishes of your kitchen renovation. But there are a few elements that should be considered at the outset of renovation planning, to ensure you are creating an efficient space that will be comfortable to work in every day.
1. Keep It Functional
The key to a great kitchen design is making it useful. It’s important to consider the shape of the kitchen and formulate a plan on how to utilize all of its space. Don’t be afraid to knock down the walls, add an island, and relocate appliances.
2. Add Storage
Installing ceiling-height cabinets will make the kitchen look and feel less cluttered. Utilizing every corner or wall space will contribute to keeping your kitchen renovation clean and organized.
3. Assess Counter Use
If you’re someone who enjoys cooking or baking, consider an oversized island to provide extra counter space. Also, choosing a countertop with a durable surface allows easy prep work and cleanup.
Once the planning stages begin, it’s important to be proactive. If a design or colour palette doesn’t seem right—suggest a new one. Since the kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in a home, it’s especially important to keep it both functionally and aesthetically pleasing.