The overall look of your kitchen is incredibly important. This’s where you spend many hours every day cooking, eating, and hanging out with your family. Unfortunately though, asking an expert for an advice can cost you a lot. That’s why many homeowners take over the job of coming up with ideas for their own kitchens’ designs.
If you want to come up with your own kitchen design ideas without needing an expert’s advice, there are some steps you need to follow. First of all, you need to do a lot of research. Scout the internet and look through interior design magazines. You should also visit home improvement stores to look at prebuilt kitchens.
After a little bit of research, you’ll create a must-have list for all the things you need in your new kitchen. You’ll also figure out what styles and colors you love and you’ll become somehow an expert yourself! What comes next is to plan for a layout.
There are many sites that offer an online software which you can use to plan your kitchen layout for free. You can also look at other layouts to spark your creativity. Make sure you create a golden triangle where all the three appliances-the stove, the refrigerator, and the sink- form a triangle together. The total distance of this triangle shouldn’t be more than 26 feet.
Play around with different styles, looks and colors until you find what you suits your kitchen the most. All aspects of your new kitchen should eventually match and coordinate with each other including flooring, countertops, cabinets and accessories.
Don’t forget to make room for all your must-have appliances. You can create a layout where your appliances match the color of your cabinetry set. You can also opt for built-in appliances for a sleeker look. This last step will finish off your kitchen layout perfectly.
The most important factor of the whole plan though, is to think about your budget and what you’re willing to spend. This can change how your kitchen will look like dramatically. Think about the costs of every item in your kitchen including the appliances and the supplies needed to install everything. Eventually, you’ll figure out how to create your dream kitchen without making big compromises.