Kitchen remodels are the most popular project among homeowners. Who hasn’t dreamed of the perfect kitchen? Most of us, however, don’t have the budget to hand the entire design off to a professional and choose the fixtures, appliances, and extras ourselves. As a result, we don’t always end up with the chef’s kitchen we imagine.
Here are a few dos and don’ts from the experts.
- Do Add Dark Accents – Your kitchen does not need to be monochromatic. Adding dark appliances or doors provides a pop to the space and makes it appear larger.
- Don’t Ruin the Island – A kitchen island can add usable workspace and visual appeal. However, an island placed in the wrong spot can ruin the appearance and availability. Designers suggest placing the island 2 ½ – 3 feet from the counters. This allows for easy movement between the two. In a small kitchen, skip the island altogether.
- Do Splurge on the Lighting – Proper lighting in the kitchen sets the mood. The kitchen has become a place to entertain, so the space needs to merge brighter light for cooking with softer, ambient light for relaxing.
- Don’t Skip Proper Prep Work – It may be tempting to rush or skimp on prep work and materials; Afterall it’s not going to show when completed. The fact is that substandard prep work can cause damage to the final product, causing more money and time in the end.
A beautiful kitchen is the centerpiece of the home. Whether your remodel is a complete do over or weekend DIY project, follow these tips for the perfect result you want.
Even better, if you decide to sell your home within the next year, these will make your listing that much more appealing than others.