5 Small Details with a Big Impact to Remember During a Kitchen Renovation Project
After many hours of looking over numerous home renovation articles on interior design blogs and searching for inspirational photos on Pinterest, you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen.
You’ve found your style, be it modern, classic, traditional, cottage or something in between and you’d decided on the kitchen colours, whether you’re leaning towards a white kitchen, a natural wood kitchen, or a more vibrant colour option.
Whatever you decide, your kitchen transformation will make your home more comfortable and efficient and, in the long run, it will pay off if you decide to sell it.
Details make a big difference so here are 5 things to keep in mind before you make your final selection for your kitchen renovation project.
1. Choose Both Style and Functionality for the Kitchen Sink and Taps
When you’re renovating your kitchen, you’re probably going to want a new sink. Since this will be one of the main functioning elements of your new kitchen, it’s worth going beyond the basics for this long-run workhorse. There are hundreds of design elements that can make your kitchen beautiful, but the sink and taps can really set the stage.
Our tip: Before making the final decision, we recommend visiting a local plumbing showroom to get a feel for how a sink and tap will function before you settle on a style that works for you.
2. Consider Hand Cut Glass Mosaic Tiles for a Dramatic Splashback
Adding a new splashback is a remarkably easy way to make progress on transforming your kitchen. Glass mosaic tiles are the focal point of a kitchen renovation project. If you are going for the contemporary look in your kitchen, you should definitely consider them as an option.
3. Make a Statement with your Appliances
If you’re working within a limited budget, think about investing in one great statement piece for your kitchen – be it a fridge or a stove that will impress your guests when they see it and draw their attention away from any less flattering features.
4. Pay Attention to the Finishing Touches of Your Kitchen Cabinets
Kitchen cabinetry can help refresh and add character to your kitchen’s style — whether you opt for brand-new cabinets or choose cabinet refacing as a more budget-friendly option to revamp your old, but still functioning cabinets.
One thing to keep in mind is that kitchen cabinets rarely come with handles, leaving the homeowner with the decision to choose a style and finish that works within their space. If you opt for white kitchen cabinets you have more freedom as almost any of the available finishes for handles will look great.
The good news is that if you opt for a different colour there’s no need to match every finish. You can mix chrome with brushed nickel, or oil rubbed bronze with brass, just be sure the finishes will complement each other.
5. Install Focused Task Lighting
Often ignored before the start of a renovation project, a lighting plan should be an integral part of a kitchen transformation in order to blend into the architectural and decorative details of the room.
A layered plane with recessed lights focused on your work areas will give depth and dimension to a kitchen.
Our tip: Install some lights under your cabinets to light up the countertops and let you opt for a more intimate look in your kitchen. Or opt for feature pendant lights directly over your island benchtop to make a real statement.