Solving The Kitchen ConundrumWednesday, April 19, 2017
The kitchen is one of those places in the house that not many people like to spend time yet simply have to. As such, you begrudgingly want to make it a nice place, modern, clean, efficient etc. It forms the overall design of your home. Yet kitchens are unfortunately expensive to design. However, if you want it to look nice, and indeed unique this won’t bother you too much. Afterall, all the money you put into making the kitchen look good goes on top of the home’s value. Meaning you get it back if you ever decide to sell up further down the line. Let that fuel you as you go into it. It gives the change a reason for a fresh new style. If you enjoy cooking, and spending time in the kitchen, then you won’t so much mind spending the money required. But what do you spend the money on? These following tips can help you in that regard. You may have already considered some of them and that is great, but read on for more ideas.
One of the most important parts of the kitchen is the worktop. You do all of your prep work here. Everything goes here. And it is such a dominating part of the kitchen that anything done to it makes a lasting effect. As such, this is where you should invest some money. Go for something different, something new, like acrylic stone worktops or maybe even marble. Premium stone is expensive but it looks really great. Especially if you get it made to fit with no creases or turns, this way it looks natural and will surely increase the value of your home. Just be sure the stone you use does not scratch or buff easy. Ensure your measurements are right too, otherwise you could end up with something that doesn’t quite fit your kitchen.
The floor is another area that can be expensive yet looks great when done properly. Tiles are great in the kitchen, and luckily they come in a wide ranging price. You can go cheaper if you want, but if you wanted that premium feel and look you should concentrate on the nicer floor. If you spend a lot of time there you want something that feels nice underfoot. Tile and hard stone can sometimes feel cold, as such consider underfloor heating. On the note of heating, check the window out and make sure it is good enough to hold heat in the house, adding to the energy efficiency.
Everything else is just simple, the cupboards are made to match the floor and worktop, where the appliances can be of your own choosing. If you were looking for more floor space you could consider getting the ovens built into the cupboards. This is a great way of ensuring you can fit other appliances into the kitchen while capitalising on more cupboard space than you actually need. Again, it is expensive to have installed, but it is something that can stay in place for a long time afterwards.