Does looking at all the immaculately kept and aesthetically correct interior designs of kitchens showcased at magazines and various online sources make your heart yearn for the kitchen of your dreams? You know you’ve wanted it for so long and yet you are still hesitant to go on with the project. What is it that might be keeping you from updating the interior design of your kitchen?
Perhaps you are still pondering on how much such a project will cost, right?
Well, it might be true that the budget required for undertaking a kitchen remodeling project is a little daunting. But do you know that there are some ways to have your dream kitchen sans the skyrocketing budget requirements? Read on to find ways on how your kitchen can get the perfect interior design for less.
There are some ways for you to create a wonderful kitchen by updating your floor plan. You may consider removing an interior wall, adopt a galley or add a pantry and/or island.
. Of course, you can physically add floor space by taking on a room extension project but this will definitely cost you a lot. Why? A room extension will require you to extend all that plumbing, wiring and ductwork. It will require you to purchase new siding and roofing materials that will match the exterior of your house. It might call for the enlargement of the house’s foundation or basement and even deal with lot restrictions. Whew! Quite a long list, don’t you think?
To find wiser solutions, look around for ways to add kitchen space from the inside. Carefully consider the design of your existing space and think of the areas or features in the house that you can do without or rooms that you can adjoin to add on livable space. For example, you may consider removing a non-load bearing interior wall. This might add valuable square footage to your kitchen for a fraction of the cost! And the savings? You can use it to update the interior design of the room!
. Galley kitchens are definitely designed for maximum efficiency! While the functionality of these kitchens is just undeniably remarkable, some people might not consider the idea of adopting them largely due to their crammed layout.
To solve this small glitch, you can opt to compress the cooking area to free a small space for a seating or eating area. Or you might want to open the kitchen to an adjoining dining or family room to create a more spacious atmosphere.
. Why not consider adding large bay windows and skylights? Not only do these features give your kitchens a lift and enhance the overall design of the room’s interior, they also create a feeling of expansiveness without necessarily adding on extra square footage.
. The thing about islands. Islands are very flexible interior design elements for the kitchen. They can instantly perk up the room’s interior design and increase the available work space. Islands can undeniably create a niche for themselves without having to match any of the surrounding cabinets!
. Pantries galore. Cabinets are considered as one of the most expensive elements in a well-designed kitchen. Thankfully, pantries can be installed to cut cabinet costs! Smart functional pantries can be designed to provide efficient storage space and often entail a simple requirement – the abundance of inexpensive shelving!
Considered a definite cost saver, a single closet-sized pantry can often take on the job of an entire wall of cabinets. Plus, you get to save the cost needed for installing the countertops, backsplashes and the hinges and knobs that go along with the cabinets! And again, you can use the savings to purchase other items which can enhance the functionality and interior design of your kitchen!