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For a small number of people the kitchen really isnt that important. But for the vast majority of us the kitchen is the heart of the home.
The main thing that you need to get to when thinking about updating your kitchen is trying to get to a kitchen design that suits you and pleases you. So choosing the right kitchen, the look and feel, and also whats in it an where, really depends on your lifestyle and how you use your kitchen.
Some people really enjoy cooking and eating in so for them the layout and functionality of the kitchen is really important. For others cooking isnt such a big deal and they much prefer to eat out, so even though the kitchen may need to be functional and stylish, the functionality of the kitchen isnt so critical as it really isnt going to get used as much.
So its really important that the way you style and fit your kitchen reflects you and your family and how you need to use it. Theres no point in spending thousands on a having a swanky kitchen fitted if you eat at Mcdonalds most of the time.
There really is almost no limit on what you can spend remodeling your kitchen. But we all have a budget, whether its large or small, and thats what we need to work to when coming up with a kitchen design.
Remember when you are calculating the costs of your kitchen, that the installation is likely to cost as much as the kitchen items such as cabinets, appliances, flooring and materials etc. Especially if you are changing the layout of your kitchen and walls need to be knocked down, and electrics and plumbing need to be added or moved.
You also want to add a little extra to your budget to allow for unexpected works. Its likely once the old kitchen is ripped out that your builders or contracters may come across problems that were hidden. Also you may find extra little changes that you want do that you didnt think about until the middle of the remodel, so you may need a little extra allowance for that.
Think about how your going to use your new kitchen. Is it just a place to prepare meals, or will it be a dining room, and working room also. You have to allow for the eventualities and ensure you have the layout and storage that each requires.
Unless you already have a clear idea in your mind or have seen the perfect style of kitchen for you, you need to get some ideas. The internet of course is a great place to look. Sites like Pinterest, Google Images and Flickr are great for searching through lots of images to spark ideas.
Also look at magazines and newpapers for fresh ideas. Kitchen books will have ideas also, but they are likely to date quite quickly, whereas magazines and newspapers are likely to be very current with the trends.
Of course look at friends kitchens also for ideas. If any of them have recently updated their kitchens or have kitchens that you have always loved find out where they got their kitchens from and visit those firms for inspiration and ideas.
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