The Most Important Aspects of Kitchen Renovation

Renovating or remodeling your kitchen can be an exciting project, yet it is often paved with challenges. Many homeowners delay remodeling projects for as long as possible as they are concerned about the duration and costs of the project. Does it mean it is not worth transforming your kitchen? Absolutely not! However, if you are considering elevating your current kitchen design, you want to plan every step strategically to provide both functionality and aesthetics. 

Which aspects should be given priority to achieve a stunning and practical kitchen space? We explore for you: 

Flooring: The foundation of style and practicality

One of the most commonly overlooked aspects of any kitchen renovation project is the flooring. Yet, the kitchen floor can play a vital role in defining the overall style of the space and withstanding daily wear and tear. 

As such, you want to consider upgrading your former flooring solution with the support of a flooring installation contractor who can help you pick an easy-to-maintain solution. Indeed, options such as ceramic tiles, hardwood, and vinyl are popular choices due to their durability and appeal. These are also highly versatile, which means you can easily select a material that complements your kitchen’s design too.  

Hood vent: Ensuring a Breathable and well-designed kitchen

A hood vent may not be the first thing that comes to mind during a kitchen remodel, but it is essential in maintaining air quality and preventing lingering cooking odors. The right hood vent not only fits seamlessly into the kitchen’s design and space, but needs to also ensure proper ventilation and performance. 

You will need to choose a hood vent that matches the size of the cooking area and that has sufficient power to remove the smoke, steam, and lingering smells as you cook. An undersized hood can lead to inadequate ventilation, which will cause grease buildup and affect the indoor air quality. 

Countertops: Striking the perfect balance between hygiene and looks

Countertops are the workhorses of the kitchen and their choice can significantly impact the style and cleanliness of the space. What should you be considering for the right countertop? You want to find materials that balance functionality and aesthetics, such as granite, quartz and stainless steel. These are popular for their durability, ease of maintenance, and visual appeal. 

Additionally, non-porous surfaces, or surfaces that have been treated so they are non-porous, are easier to clean and can prevent bacteria growth. 

Storage: Enhancing functionality and organization

A well-organized kitchen is a joy to work in. That is precisely why you want to add ample storage to maximize functionality and the space clutter-free. 

Consider installing kitchen cabinets with innovative storage solutions, such as pull out drawers, lazy susans, and vertical dividers. Your storage is designed to utilize the available space efficiently, so you can easily access every kitchen item without cluttering the cabinets or the countertop. 

Remember: Adequate storage solutions can completely transform a small and crowded kitchen into a practical and inviting cooking area! 

Are you ready to bring your kitchen to the next level with a remodel project? Then, you want to ensure you make these elements a top priority. Too many homeowners spend time deciding on a color palette or standard appliances and forget the big picture.​​ The kitchen is a space you use every day and that is prone to show signs of wear and tear if you’re not careful. These tips will keep it fresh and appealing day after day!

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an the author of "Getting Laid" and "Getting Baked". A sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky, when she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s making tea and writing about country living and artisan culture.
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