A house has many rooms, but the center of activity and everything from the preparation of food, conversation, a gathering of the family, and planning of the day is done in the kitchen. The two important rooms of the house are bathrooms and a kitchen due to their use and importance to allow a person to easily perform the daily chores. It is common that due to its everyday use, the kitchen space after some time needs proper maintenance and upgrade. Many homeowners want their house to reflect their personality and love to remodel the kitchen along with the modern standards and remove the problems that make the kitchen dysfunctional and cluttered.
There are many renovation companies that offer reliable and effective remodeling of complete houses and specific rooms such as kitchen and bathrooms. You should always contact professional renovation companies because they are familiar will all sorts of modern remodeling and have expert contractors, and interior designers who can transform the looks and feel of the kitchen space. An upgraded and renovated kitchen can display comfort, convenience, and beauty which can help to portray your unique sense of style. The many reasons why you should renovate the kitchen are
- Increase space
The best way to make an impression on your family and friends is to change the looks stylishly and many times, homeowners want the kitchen to be an extension of the living room so that friends and guests can easily sit and move around. Opening up the kitchen makes it more welcoming and accommodate a good number of people.
- Make the kitchen beautiful
There are many awe-inspiring kitchen renovation designs and styles that can make a kitchen look stunning. If you have lived in the house for more than four or five years than you should replace the outdated kitchen design with something more modern and trendy.
- Replacing the worn out and damaged parts
The kitchen is one of the rooms that see the most activity, and, commonly, you witness broken countertops, damaged floor, haphazard cabinets, obsolete appliances, and faulty drainage. In the renovation process, all the worn-out parts and equipment are usually replaced by new ones
- Add new features
The best thing about kitchen renovations is that not only you can install modern appliances and storage cabinets but add something that was missing, such as a breakfast bar, or a beautiful looking kitchen island. The kitchen space should be distinctive and spacious and not look like some backroom cafeteria space.
- Making it more functional
The main purpose of the kitchen is to prepare food usually three times, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The placement of the cabinets, appliances, and sink should be such to allow you or your wife to easily cook food, wash utensils, and manage other activities. The functionality of the kitchen matters the most when you have planned and organized a special event or gathering.
- Install innovative solutions
The advancement in technology has given amazing and innovative solutions that have made life easier in each aspect. Technology has helped to provide purposeful kitchen devices and appliances that are easy to operate and work very fast. The list of appliances and equipment that have made kitchen chores a whole lot easier are Blenders, Coffee makers, Food processor, Microwave oven, Toasters, Electric Grill, Mixer, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, and Cooker.
- Installing energy-efficient devices
The best way to reduce the electricity utility bills is to install energy-efficient lighting fixtures and devices. In the renovation process, you can replace the odd-looking, bulky, and energy-guzzling appliances. The modern design of a kitchen is also called a ‘Green Kitchen’ that consumes less energy, has efficient performance, and help a person save money of repair and replacement
- Enhancing the value of the house
One of the ideal ways to increase the value of your home is by performing a kitchen renovation. It is a fact that many times, a kitchen can make or break a deal when people are looking to sell their house. The potential homebuyers are very particular about the kitchen more than any other room of the house.
A kitchen remodeling requires careful planning, and you should know the type of adjustment and improvements you want in the kitchen. You should employ the services of professional companies that offer proper and valuable kitchen renovation. The company will send a renovation expert or a contractor who will visit your house to discuss your plan, and the budget you are willing to spend on the complete renovation. The contractor will look at your kitchen space and tell whether the plan you have in mind is practical or not. The contractor knows about the current renovation trends and can suggest a few ideas of his own. The contractor would make the list of improvements you want including the countertops, island, cabinets, and appliances, and would procure them and other essential supplies and begin the renovations process.
The contractor usually has a team of trained and specialist workers that perform specific work such as carpenters make custom cabinets, plumbers resolve the faulty sink drainage pipes, and electricians replace the lighting fixtures and make connections to the new appliances. The kitchen renovations steps include
- Removing the installed cabinets and appliance
The first task is to undo the current looks of the kitchen. The outdated cabinets are unscrewed and removed. The drawers, damaged countertop, tile floor, and fancy accessories are also removed.
- Replace the damaged and faulty sink pipes
Plumbing work is an important part of the renovation, and it helps to remove the old and worn out pipes that may be causing drainage issues and accumulation of water in the kitchen, which causes a lot of inconveniences. The plumber also ensures that you get clean water and both the hot and cold taps are working properly.
- Change the electric wiring and install energy-efficient lights
Apart from the main upgrades of the kitchen, the installation of a beautiful lighting fixture can add a fabulous touch to the kitchen. There are many impressive styles of lights such as recessed ceiling, lights, pendant lights, and nook lights.
- Painting of kitchen walls and ceilings
One of the last tasks of renovation is installing wood flooring or linoleum flooring and painting the walls and ceilings of the kitchen space. The painting should be done before the cabinets are fixed.
Edward Morgan is a specialist home renovator. He has worked and performed exquisite bathroom and kitchen renovations. He currently runs his own company and offers one of the best Kitchen renovations in London. People can contact him on Facebook and Twitter.