When remodeling the kitchen, there are various thoughts that need to be considered like the kitchen design ideas, the size of your kitchen and most importantly, your budget. Whether or not you design or remodel your own kitchen or you prefer to hire a professional to do it, you will need thorough planning. It does not just save you time, it saves you money as well. You need to think about your present needs and the things that will need to be installed inside your kitchen.
When putting into place all your kitchen design ideas, you must bear in mind that kitchen renovation should only be done once or for a couple of times in a lifetime. Therefore, your design should be modernize yet elegant in a way so that the design will be kept updated for the many years to come.
The first thing to consider is the main functions of the kitchen and that is for storage, cleaning and cooking. This is the place where you store your food into and therefore should have enough cabinets and a refrigerator installed for this purpose. This is the place where you clean your pots, pans, plates and many other things, so you should have a large sink for an easier washing and if possible, a dishwashing machine to clean up the dirty dishes.
It is also the place where you, prepare, cook and serve your food. Therefore, you should have an island where you prepare the ingredients for your recipe, a stove that is not aligned with the refrigerator for cooking and a counter table for serving your food.
The work triangle is a classic kitchen design idea that professional designers use because it eliminates the needless steps when cooking. This is basically composed of the three major appliances inside a kitchen - the sink, refrigerator and stove since these three are not supposed to be aligned together or be placed side by side with each other.
For the flooring, you may use materials like wood parquet or ceramic tiles. However, these types are a bit expensive though but can last for many years before they require renovation. Vinyl is also another material that can be used in making the kitchen floors. However, they do not last a very long time as compared to wood and ceramic. So be sure of your budget.
For a classic look, use neutral color for painting. You may think that it is boring. However, neutral paints never wear out of trend, and compliments different types of flooring and countertop's design. You may hire a painter to make uniquely designed walls if that is what you prefer. It still depends on your budget though.
The best thing to do to maximize the use of your kitchen is to buy kitchen appliances that fit your allotted space. One of the greatest problems of kitchen designers are the old stuffs being placed on new designs. If you do not have enough budget to buy new appliances, then you need to work out your design in accordance to your existing appliances.