Redesigning your kitchen space is a very “now” thing to do, after all, there are so many estate agents talking about the impact of a great kitchen on the property as a whole, not to mention its impact on the value. So if you are considering taking that approach, and redesigning your kitchen, not just for the benefit of the value of the property, but for your family, what are the things you need to ask yourself before undertaking this task?
Do You Really Like To Cook?
Yes, pardon the obviousness, but if you are someone who has a multitude of kitchen gadgets and have no space to hang them up, you need to ensure that the space is a practical one. Proper cooking, not putting something in the microwave, requires a lot of worktop space. And so, you need to think about this, not just from a stylistic perspective, but a practical one too. If you like to have relatives over, and you cook enough food to feed the 500, then it's important to have adequate space. But, this doesn't mean you need to skimp on style, there are so many refined quartz surfaces for kitchen countertops that look amazing. That even if you don't have the budget, there's always Formica or granite. The countertop is a major investment, but if you are looking for that wow factor, having a countertop that isn't just stylish, but also serves a multitude of purposes, from cooking, to a breakfast bar, is a great way to make the most of a small space. And while kitchen islands are very popular now, it's not just because they are aesthetically pleasing, it is due to the fact that they are practical in so many ways, appealing to modern house buyers.
What Else Are You Realistically Going To Use The Kitchen For?!
Yes, kitchens are there for cooking, but now, we've seen so much about the kitchen being one of the social hubs, if not the social hub of any home. If you have a big family, taking advantage of the space and directing attention away from the living room is not just a great way to maximize the space, but it's where you can all bond together. The dinner table can inspire discussions, debates, and a whole manner of social activities. It's a great way to bring everyone together. It's something that the Italians have done for hundreds of years; bonding over food is something that every family should take the opportunity to do. But in addition to family meals, it's always important to remember that when you have a gathering, people naturally gravitate towards the kitchen, which is why the space needs to be stylish. It doesn't have to cost the earth, having adequate lighting is very basic way to ensure you have a bright space, and by providing a party atmosphere, it entices people and makes them feel more welcome in your space. Therefore, it's ideal if you are of the party persuasion.
A lot of people gravely underuse their kitchen, but as a way to bond, to discuss, and to party, you need to maximize what this hub can do for you.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.