Most of these ideas and suggestions are suitable for small kitchen renovation or complete small kitchen makeovers, though the same interior designing concepts can be applied for large kitchens. Modern-day interior decorating methods start with the kitchen layout, or rather with the consideration of what a particular room would look like from an eagle eye’s view. Kitchen renovation plans, are principally based upon the design layouts, which are names after the shape in which the counters are laid out. For example the most common one, is the ‘L’ shaped kitchen design. There are almost countless kitchen designs that can be innovated, example, the ‘U’ shaped design for small kitchen renovations, the double ‘L’ or parallel counters for bigger kitchens. While renovating your kitchen, stand back and imagine the best layout that would suit you kitchen best. Always consider 3 important aspects while planning the layout, firs, your stove, second, your refrigerator and thirdly your sink. These three aspects will help you to determine the remaining elements of the kitchen.
The kitchen sink is the simplest to consider, measure the allocated space, consider the requirements and then walk into a good hardware or home improvement store to purchase one. Ideally a good simple sink should contain hot and cold faucets, a reasonably large basin and a drying sink. Some types of kitchen sinks come with a back splash or metallic drying racks and hooks. While using kitchen remodeling ideas, you may also consider positioning your sink and dishwasher next to each other for convenience.
The next aspect is the kitchen cabinets. The kitchen cabinets can be over head ones or the ones that are based on the floor. In some cases such cases, kitchen cabinet dimensions are also equivalent to the size of the entire wall. Choosing a good kitchen cabinet, can be difficult, however, you can easily consider the spaces where it can be put up on the kitchen layout. While deciding upon the kitchen cabinet, you can also consider some other aspects such as what will you keep within the cabinet, how many racks and how much storage space do you need, etc. Kitchen cabinets are either custom-made that is made to order or are ready-made. The ones that are made to specifications tend to be much more expensive than ready-made ones. When you choose colors for your kitchen cabinet, make sure that they are harmonic to the color of the walls, or the color of the flooring or both. You would not have to bother with the color of the sink or dishwasher as they usually have neutral colors.
The next important aspect is that of kitchen islands. As per the size of the kitchen and your own convenience, you can have two choices of kitchen islands, namely, the ones that are mobile and the ones that are fixed. Mobile islands are better for small spaces. Kitchen islands have a lot of different facilities such as inbuilt wine storage, cutting and dicing surface. Again make sure that the kitchen island design and color of the island is harmonic to the walls and cabinets. For renovation ideas for small kitchens, one might as well exclude the kitchen island as it occupies a lot of space.
Kitchen Counters and their Tops
Kitchen countertops usually tend to have neutral colors, especially if they are made from materials such as granite, wood or marble. Concrete or wooden countertops can be painted and polished in a color that is harmonic with the remaining kitchens. You can also have Corian countertops or granite countertops. Having the same colored counter on both the kitchen island and the counter, works wonders.
If you are looking for kitchen renovation ideas on a budget, then you might as well choose one showroom or a hardware store, get everything in bulk and get a huge discount. Also you will have the advantage of having all the kitchen hardware of the same make, design and having the concurrent color bands. Apart from the sink and exhaust chimney, you can install the entire set up on your own, and make it into a DIY project by renting power tools.
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