Monthly Archives: February 2012
Designing a kitchen requires careful planning and it is important to get it right since it’s a room you and your family spend plenty of time in. Depending on whether you want to remodel your kitchen completely or just update it, there are several things you have to keep in mind.
If you wish to re-design your entire kitchen it has become very easy to order a kitchen from your desired manufacturer and letting them install it for you. It is possible to install it on your own if you want to save money, but this obviously requires more time and help from friends and family. You will have to consider if your walls need to be painted and if your appliances are up to date, if not you might want to purchase new ones to fit in your kitchen.
Your kitchen might only need a few updates to meet your needs and this is the cheaper option, however it might cause a few difficulties matching your old kitchen with new furniture and décor. Ikea.com offers a great 3D tool which lets you plan your kitchen to see how it will look once it’s competed and it’s a fantastic way of finding products you are missing. If in doubt use this tool and bring the shopping list you are issued with to your nearest Ikea store for help and advice on what you can do.
Imagining your perfect kitchen is simple, but there are things you have to keep in mind, as with every room. Make sure you have enough storage space in your kitchen as it has to hold plates, cutlery, glasses, food and accessories. If you don’t have enough space for all of your kitchen items you will soon discover what a mess it can create if being left on the counter and surfaces. It has become very popular to install drawers instead of cabinets because it’s far more organised. You can even get refrigerator drawers!
Before you start looking for decorations and furniture you should decide which activities takes place in your kitchen. If you always eat your meals in the dining room there is no need for a table in the kitchen, as this will take up space. Decide on a specific design or style you want to follow and avoid clashing different moods to avoid having a kitchen that looks messy and unorganised.
Always keep an eye out for magazines and online look books that provide great insight into kitchen’s with specific designs and products.