While kitchen facilities may be nightmarish economically, it can’t be denied that it is the focal point of the house. This common ground deserves all the attention and the expense. A smart investment, besides the style factor that’s so important nowadays, the utilities play a substantial role. Property values will increase significantly, if the occasion arises to sell and relocate, possibly to greener pastures.
It is important to be clear about what is expected from the new kitchen. Perhaps the layout of the old kitchen has been restricted. Structural alterations may be needed. If needed, a window and door might have to be bricked up if they are getting in the way. Plan the locations of the cooking selection, worktop and the ground storage components, the sink and the overhead shelves. Size matters for sure and the elderly houses traditionally have smaller kitchen spaces, possibly 4 m X 3 m. It would be a test of imagination to figure out what goes where.
Sketch a detailed floor plan to scale to picture what the structures would look like. What style would be feasible? Ventilation is crucial and lighting too. By bricking up the windows and doorway, I got two full walls. French doors would lead to the back garden.
Budget reasons made us decide that the pipes expense may be reduced by maintaining the worktop and sink at precisely the identical position. The refrigerator would stay where it was and the chance was of more cabinets and working space with the two walls. A breakfast bar would also serve as a table. The sketch being prepared, the work could commence.
Installing the cupboards
Along with the plumber, the electrician and plasterer did their job. I was busy planning the cabinet positions. I know carpentry and would save some expense with the IKEA kitchen components. DIY experience does help.
At the close of the sink would be the breakfast bar in an L shape with two stools. Extra space came from the washing machine which was now in the restroom.
Cupboards went alongside the cooking range on the wall and flooring, under the sink and over the sink. Frying pans, sauce pans and oven dishes need to be conveniently close to the cooking area.
A sense of the outside
Along with the French doors leading to the back garden, an awning would create greater space size and fuse the inner and outer ambiances.