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Renovating a Kitchen With Minimum Investment

If you are planning to renovate your kitchen, you are probably looking for various ideas either in magazines or on the Internet. Sometimes it's enough for us to have a blueprint in our mind in order to know in which direction we should go. Of course, it is important to know whether you want to renovate the kitchen in order to expand it or to introduce some refreshment into your home. Also, it is important to plan the budget in advance so that you do not end up in a situation where you start the renovation and then run out of funds.

In the rest of the text, we bring you ideas that could be useful if you are planning to renovate your kitchen in the near future.

Double Sinks - Yes or No?

This question often arises, especially today when dishwashers are an almost indispensable part of every kitchen. If you have had a classic sink until now and now for some reason you want a double one, we will give you some reasons for and against, and it is up to you to decide. Just like classic sinks, double sinks are made of different materials. The most common are stainless steel, copper, granite, cast iron, acrylic and enamel. The choice of sink will certainly depend on the desired style, financial possibilities, as well as on the effect you want to achieve in the kitchen. Double sinks have their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Advantages of double sinks:
Double sinks come into play if you have more space, because they make the process of washing dishes much easier and faster. When washing dishes, you can use one part of the double sink for washing with detergent, and the other part of the sink for rinsing. Also, the advantage of a double sink is that you don't have to use a rack to drain the dishes, because you can arrange all the washed dishes in one section so that they dry quickly after washing. If your washed dishes are in one part of the sink, you can easily wash the vegetables you need for meal preparation in the other part.
  • Disadvantages of double sinks:

Besides having a lot of advantages, double sinks also have the other side, so if you are thinking about getting one, you should realistically look at both the advantages and disadvantages. As practical as they are, double sinks take up a lot of space in the kitchen, so be careful, especially if it's a smaller kitchen. Also, double sinks usually don't have enough depth to hide unwashed dishes. This is especially true for large dishes such as pots and pans. And what is very important, if you use a dishwasher, then you do not need a double sink.

Custom Kitchens As a Good Solution

Before embarking on this venture, it would be good to ask in detail what is more profitable for you. Should you buy a finished kitchen or have someone make a custom-made kitchen for you? Keep in mind that custom-made kitchens are significantly cheaper, but it is definitely important to find a good contractor.  If you decide to have someone do a custom kitchen for you, it wouldn't hurt to look at the catalog of kitchens they've already done. Then you have to define exactly what his work entails and be sure to agree on the price before starting the work.

Given that the renovation of the kitchen implies a complete change of the interior, carefully choose both wall and floor tiles. Look for shops in the area, you can start from the Internet. Take care to match the color of the tiles with the other kitchen elements, and it is not a bad idea to consult with someone who has experience in interior design.

Go Bold and Change the Arrangement

When it comes to renovating your kitchen, you don't have to stick to the arrangement of elements you had before. Every novelty you introduce will contribute to your kitchen getting a completely new shine after the renovation. There is no need to strictly adhere to the current arrangement of elements, but still take care of some basic rules that should be followed in the kitchen.

In order to make it easier to move around the kitchen, it is preferable that the sink, refrigerator and stove are close to each other. Don't forget to add various lighting elements, because apart from giving the kitchen a specific touch, they can also illuminate the space, which is very important.

New Appliances In the Kitchen

An obligatory part of every kitchen, apart from the kitchen elements, are the stove, refrigerator and sink. Even if these existing appliances in your kitchen are in good condition, it is very likely that you will want to buy new ones to change the entire look of the kitchen after the renovation. There is always the possibility to sell the existing appliances so that the amount obtained can be added to the planned budget for the purchase of new appliances. If you have space in the kitchen and of course if your household budget allows, afford yourself a dishwasher. In today's world, it is by no means a luxury but a practical utility that most homes own. At the same time, it is a huge time saver for every working woman.

Take Care Of the Color Of the Worktop

The worktop is an integral and very important element of every kitchen. The most common countertop material is granite, which you can find in a variety of colors. The colors used for the kitchen are white, black and beige. Wooden surfaces are often used, which are easy to maintain and do not show scratches.  When it comes to choosing a worktop, take care of the choice of color, in order to save yourself from nervousness. White and black colors are the most ungrateful, because every trace is visible on them, so you will probably be constantly holding the cloth in your hands.

More Lighting Contributes To a More Beautiful Atmosphere

It's a big mistake if you use only one lighting in the kitchen. Our suggestion is to install ice strips above the work surface, that is, below the hanging elements in the kitchen. More light will not only make it easier for you to work in the kitchen, but in this way a better ambience is achieved, which brings in warmth and creates a pleasant atmosphere.

Choose Your Floors Carefully

If you include changing the existing floors in the kitchen renovation, our advice is to carefully choose the floor coverings. Do not forget that most of the work in the kitchen is done in a standing position, so it is important that your floor coverings are easy to maintain and, most importantly, long-lasting.

If for some reason you choose wood, you must be very careful. The fact is that wood is a warm material, but a floor near the sink is by no means a good solution.  If it is excessively exposed to water, the floor will soon rise, so you will spend money and nerves repairing the damage. Apart from that, wooden floor is ungrateful for the kitchen, because it can be scratched very easily.

Certainly the best solution for the kitchen is tiles. The tiles are very easy to maintain and are available in various sizes and colors.

In any case, before embarking on a kitchen renovation, be sure to make a blueprint as well as a financial plan, and then embark on the renovation adventure. In this way, you will save both time and money and very soon you will enjoy your dream kitchen.