November 3, 2016
Gut the kitchen – If you are looking to do a total remodelling job, consider tearing down your entire kitchen so that you can look for potential problems as well as rewire, redo the plumbing and relay the floor according to how you want it to be. Starting with a clean slate can be expensive but the reward is that you will get a kitchen that you are totally happy with.
Invest in sturdy cabinets – It always pays to opt for good quality cabinets and drawers when renovating your kitchen as they usually take the most abuse in daily use. Wherever possible, you should choose solid wood cabinet faces and sturdy plywood box constructions. Additionally, make sure that the drawers that have good quality joinery and mechanical slides that can last you a long time.
Never go for the cheapest option – Even if you are on a strict budget, you should not go for the cheapest options in terms of hardware and materials as they will not only make your kitchen look cheap but may cost more to fix in the long run. At the very least, stick to mid-range options to ensure that your investment will have some value.
Pick a counter-top wisely – There are many options for kitchen counter-tops and most have their strengths and weaknesses. Formica is very affordable and easy to clean but may not be right for those who want to have an expensive look for their new kitchen. Granite is a popular option as it sturdy, relatively easy to maintain and durable. What you pick at the end of day should correspond to whether you are a heavy user or just do light work in the kitchen.