If you frequently find yourself daydreaming about what your perfect kitchen would look like, then why not start taking some steps towards making that dream a reality? By collecting your sources of inspiration, planning out a budget, considering your cooking needs, and looking into the right contractor, you’ll be that much closer to getting the kitchen you’ve always wanted. Take a look at these four design tips to learn more.
1. Get Inspired
Keep your eyes open for ideas from magazines, websites, photos, local showrooms, articles, and friends’ houses. Take note of the details you love, such as backsplashes, cabinets, lighting and cabinet hardware. Consider making a scrap book, or computer file of all the best ideas you come across.
2. Make a Budget
Your dream kitchen is more likely to become a reality if your start planning out a budget. This gives you an idea of the renovation projects that are within your reach and the types of materials that will make the most financial sense. Setting a budget ahead of time also lets you save money and prioritize the projects you need done first. Don’t forget to consider any financing options available to you.
3. Consider How You Cook and Entertain
Your dream kitchen will be even dreamier if it serves your cooking and entertainment needs. If you find you’re always running out of preparation space in your current kitchen, think about adding more working space with a kitchen island in the middle of the room. If you’re the type who likes to cook while chatting with guests, consider a raised bar with stools or a large serving window at one end of the kitchen.
4. Work with an Experienced Contractor
When you finalize your dream kitchen plans, hire an experienced contractor to make the project a reality. A reputable contractor ensures that kitchen updates are up to code, safe, and working properly. Look for a reputable, insured contractor that comes recommended by neighbors and friends.
Southwest Kitchen & Bath is your source for expert kitchen improvements and renovations in Southern Arizona. We provide Tucson and Oro Valley with new cabinetry and cabinetry refacing using quality products and materials from brands like Medallion, Karman, and Cambria. Give us a call today at (520) 531-9187.