The kitchen is the hub of the home and whether you’re looking to stay in your current home until retirement and beyond, or if you are thinking of selling you property down the line, creating the perfect kitchen has multiple benefits and can even be done on a budget.
Before you start making any home improvements, it’s always a good idea to write down your ideas – and even get the professionals in and draw up a plan – and allocate yourself a budget, noting how much you intend to spend and where. The perfect kitchen should reflect your own personal tastes but, first and foremost, it should be functional. In addition, the decor should not be overbearing, especially if you want prospective buyers to be interested in your property.
As a general rule, the larger the kitchen the more appealing it is; with this in mind, it is worth taking advantage of intelligent storage options and make your kitchen a multi-functional space to get the most out of the available space you have.
For instance, create a sociable as well as a functional space for your family and friends to relax in by DE cluttering the area and using different types of lighting to create atmosphere. Why not add a soft seating area or breakfast bar and make your kitchen your primary living space?
Upon entering a kitchen, people typically notice the worktops and units first, meaning these areas have huge potential in helping you create the look you want. It’s better to keep the design of these items as modern and classic as possible by using materials like quartz – a great worktop alternative to traditional granite.
The adding character to contemporary units with handles, for example. There is now a wide range of kitchen worktop and units out there to complement the decor of any kitchen, as well as attractive flooring options like porcelain tiles.
Don’t forget to replace tired kitchen appliances with stylish new pots and pans and soften your kitchen area with decorative window treatments and upholstered seating to make it feel as comfortable as possible.