As you all know if you have been following my blog for a while. We completely re-modelled our kitchen a few years after we moved in to our house. Your new Kitchen cost doesn’t have to be high, if you plan correctly and do the best you can with the space you have, you can really make a beautiful space you are happy with.
We have quite a good amount of space so we added lots of worktops and left the walls bare with no upper units on purpose to create the illusion of more space. We then went on to add oak shelves with reclaimed wood my husband varnished. We love the effect of this. We love the modern look with a little touch of farm house furniture and accents.
I really loved re modelling our kitchen, when we first moved in it was tiny, with no cupboard or worktop space at all.
When we eventually move as you all know this is something we have been thinking about for a long time now, I am so excited to design and remodel our new kitchen. I love interior design, even though I am no expert it is something I really love.
Things to consider before making any changes to your home:
Are you going to need to make structural changes?
For us we decided to make no structural changes when we re-modelled our kitchen initially. But a year or so later we decided to go ahead with opening the space up to add a dinning room, as we were living in the house when we did all the remodelling and renovating we needed it to be quick and cause the least amount of disruption possible. This may be easier but it may not always give you the desired look. Also making structural changes is expensive and will make the overall expenditure of your kitchen remodelling more expensive.
Lots of planning
Planing is so important. What do you want from your space what does it lack now. What is going to help you and make your time in your new kitchen more enjoyable, and easier? These are the first things to consider. For us it was more cupboard space and more worktop space as well as making sure the room looked bigger as it wasn’t the biggest room. I think we definitely achieved this.
Have a budget set
We had a rough budget set as my husband did all of it himself our budget was considerably lower as we didn’t have to pay for any labour. This is definitely something to take into consideration as labour costs are quite high.
As long as you are not making any structural changes to your property you won’t have to get planning permission which will make your project easier, quicker and more affordable.
If you are planning a kitchen remodel or attempting any work or renovating on your house, I wish you all the best of luck. It is something my husband and I really love doing together. Seeing a space come together and transforming it, is so satisfying.