Things To Consider Before Renovating Your Kitchen

Jul 26 2018
My posts may include affiliate links Click here to read my full Disclosure Policy

I think of all of the rooms in our houses the one that is probably the most nerve racking and exciting to renovate is definitely the kitchen! Renovating has never been for the faint of heart. I spent over a year on the renovation plan of this old farmhouse of mine before I even started and, even than, I still feel like I missed some things! lol My #1 renovating tip would be: TAKE YOUR TIME AND DON’T LET ANYONE RUSH YOU! The following is an article contributed to Grandma’s House DIY that I felt was really informative.

Whether you’ve just bought your first home or whether you’ve been a homeowner for years, there is always one challenge that never ceases to surprise, regardless of how experienced you are: Renovation works.

Indeed, renovating a room can be a stressful time, as you might get to uncover hidden issues that will increase your costs. But at the same time, renovation is about creativity and lifestyle; it gives you the chance to transform something old into a new and exciting space.

One of the most challenging renovation projects you’ll ever come across is your kitchen.

The kitchen is a functional room that holds cooking appliances, but it also needs to reflect your personality and your values. The balance between looks and practicality can be difficult to achieve! As a rule of the thumb, the average budget to transform your kitchen can get up to $50,000, so it’s not the kind of investment you’d be happy to waste as a result of an interior decor mishap.

Here’s a handy guideline of the things you need to consider to be on the safe side when renovating.

Renovating the kitchen is a functional room that holds cooking appliances, but it also needs to reflect your personality and your values.
Plan for your dream kitchen

Start with the basics: What can you afford?

According to Houzz Kitchen Trends, people can spend between $25,001 and $50,000 for a kitchen renovation. Because almost 30% of American families value the kitchen over any other room in their homes, it can be easy to understand how a renovation project can have such a high budget.

It is fair to say, as well, that for many homeowners, home improvement investments are designed to increase the value of the home for the future sale date.

Nevertheless, you need to be aware of how much a new kitchen can cost when you are in the process of setting a budget. When it comes to specifics, a custom-made kitchen top with tailored cabinetry and trendy cooker can raise your budget significantly.

Your job here is to figure out what you can afford with your money without going out of pocket.

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

Avoid invisible and lasting damages

You need to think beyond the surface. Your kitchen has many levels, and what happens under the sink or in the pipes is just as important as what it will look like once it’s finished.

Indeed, once you’ve stripped the room of all the appliances and storage furniture, you can check for any potential issue that would have otherwise gone unnoticed.

A wet patch on the wall is an indication of a leak that could put your structure at risk. Limescale on and inside the pipes indicates hard water, and can damage your water-based appliances – you can fix the issue by installing home water filter systems that can improve the quality of your water.

In short, you want to take the time to investigate every corner of the kitchen before you start renovating.

Renovating the kitchen is a functional room that holds cooking appliances, but it also needs to reflect your personality and your values.
Fix hidden issues before you start

Value healthy settings over style

Staying fit and healthy is 80% what you eat and 20% workout. Being a mindful eater, ultimately, begins in the kitchen, and that’s precisely why you need to think about it during the renovation. Indeed, your surroundings can influence your habits.

Therefore you want to create a kitchen that encourages healthy eating. Consider the inside of your pantry, for instance.

You need to put pantry improvements on the to-do list: A beautifully organized pantry with lined shelves can help you to make the right choice about food.

You can also consider Mason jars to store dry food so that everything can look harmonious. Ultimately, an organized and decluttered kitchen helps you to reduce cravings.

But don’t forget style either!

However, a healthy kitchen doesn’t have to be dull. You should also think about the kind of style you want. Take a look at the current kitchen trends to find inspiration.

Vibrant colors are hot this season with a focus on pops of bright colors and playful color clashes. Pastels used as contrasting finishes can present a design advantage and bring fun to the room.

For large kitchens, islands continue to dominate the space and inject different colors.

Kitchen reveal at the Grandma's House DIY home tour! 15 months of renovation, remodeling a custom country kitchen with a cast iron sink after a full gut.

You can’t afford not to have the planet’s interests at heart

Last, but not least, you can’t renovate nowadays without considering the impact on the environment. If you can, you should value natural and eco-friendly materials that respect the planet.

Additionally, energy efficiency needs to be a major factor when choosing the right appliances. When you know that fridges can represent up to 18% of your household energy, it’s crucial to buy appliances that will keep your energy consumption low.

Bear in mind that at the end of this exercise, you will have produced the ideal renovation plan for your kitchen.

While some of these steps might sound like a waste of time, you’ll be glad in the future to have a kitchen you can rely on!

(This is a contributed post, for more information about my compensation please read my disclosure policy)

Renovating the kitchen is a functional room that holds cooking appliances, but it also needs to reflect your personality and your values.


Hi guys :) Thank you so much for coming by and reading my posts! You might also like my Weekly DIY newsletter so you don't miss anything! Just type in your email to sign up!

My Newsletter

Leave a Comment

Disclaimer

Everything you see here on this blog the author has chosen to do so entirely at her own risk. And that is: risk to herself and risk to whatever she may be working on/her home and her own wallet. The author assumes absolutely no liability if you choose to follow in her foot steps and attempt anything you see on this website yourself. The author strongly urges you to do your due dilligence before attempting anything of a diy nature at home.

Disclosure and Privacy Policy

This post may contain affiliate links and, if you do choose to use them it will cost you nothing, but you will be supporting my little farm as well as this blog and my future projects. Likewise for the banners and ads you see around this site. This site also collects Cookies:
For my Full Disclosure, click HERE
For my Privacy Policy, click HERE

Copyright Notice

All the photos and text on this blog are copyright Protected and owned by the author. If you would like to feature or use any of the photos or work you see here that is wonderful! You may share one photo from a post, if linked back to the original post. You may not copy entire articles and posts (even if you link back to me) without my express permission. Email requests using the contact form HERE