When was the last time you upgraded your kitchen? Are you walking into your kitchen and thinking it could do with an upgrade? If it’s a long time since you have made any changes then now could be the time to start considering making a few upgrades to the room.
To start with, when you are thinking of upgrading your kitchen, you want to consider the budget you have available. This number will affect a lot of your decision-making when it comes to appliances, your worktops (we love cultured marble), the flooring and the overall design of your new kitchen.
Below we look into the things to consider when upgrading your kitchen.
Your kitchen appliances
When upgrading your kitchen, one area that you will need to think about is your kitchen appliances. Will you be looking to purchase new ones, purchase second-hand appliances or keep the ones you currently have? Depending on which option you choose, there will be costs associated with this choice. In most cases, people tend to opt for new appliances and if this is the case for you, make sure you add this to your budget. You will also need to factor in the design of your kitchen to match the design of your appliances or vice-versa – if you need inspiration, Pinterest or Instagram is a great place to start. Search kitchen interior hashtags and see what other people have done to their kitchens.
Will you require new flooring?
Another thing to consider when upgrading your kitchen is whether you require new flooring. There are many different types of flooring that you can opt for, each having its own benefits. When deciding, consider things like how much use your flooring will get (have you got pets), will it match the style of your kitchen? Are you going to attempt fitting it yourself or getting a professional in? How much natural light gets into your kitchen? (this can have an influence on the darkness or lightness of your flooring)
The worktops you choose have the ability to totally transform a space so you want to consider them carefully. From marble to granite, there are plenty to choose from (just like your new flooring). You don’t want to rush choosing your worktops – make sure you speak to the people you are buying them from and ask them about the pros and cons of each type. Some may be more sustainable than others.
These are just a few things to consider before you look into upgrades that you can do to your kitchen that will have it transformed into a new space in no time. Be sure to consider the look and feel you want and that it fits in with the aesthetic of your home. You will also want to outline a budget and find out a time frame for the work to be completed before it starts. Kitchen work can be a lot of upheavals, but once it’s done it’s more than worth it! Have you had your kitchen re-done recently? If so, what upgrades did you opt for? Let us know in the comments below.