With all the time we spend in the kitchen, it’s no wonder that every several years, we itch for a new look. If you have an older home, your kitchen may have appliances that don’t match that almond refrigerator you bought a few years ago, with the stainless steel dishwasher and a stove in that yellow-gold color so popular in the 70s.
You’re definitely up for a change! However, a kitchen remodel is one of the most expensive projects you can tackle. So, what’s a viable solution? If you are looking at your kitchen decor and deciding that the time has come to make a change, there are various things for you to know and to consider before starting the project.
You’ve spent years in this kitchen and have grown accustomed to the usual look. A good place to start planning your DIY kitchen design and remodeling project is at the library. Page through the home decorating magazines. Look for issues that focus on kitchen designs. There are also magazines dedicated to the kitchen. Notice different arrangements, color schemes, and features, such as pantry, islands, breakfast bars, and lighting which you find attractive. Of course, you may not be able to fit everything you want or like into your kitchen design, but these magazines will provide all the food for thought you’ll need.
Let’s say you’ve got your heart set on new paint and flooring, matching appliance covers, new cabinet facings and counter top coverings, track lighting, an island, and a window greenhouse. Changing your kitchen decor can be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be. A major overhaul may require a lot of time and money on your part, but it can also be done as a DIY project that still adds value to the home and gives you a better-looking place to cook in.