Submitted by: Ben Greenwood
If you are thinking about remodelling your kitchen it s a good idea to try out kitchen planning software to see how your kitchen will look before you get the fitters in. CAD design software lets you play around with your desired room and its furniture until you ve decided where you want everything to go. CAD software allows you to position everything to its correct measurements so you can feel confident knowing that your kitchen will look exactly how it does on the computer screen, and if you aren t happy with anything, you can manoeuvre and edit with the click of a mouse.
If you are remodelling your kitchen on a budget there are a variety of things you can do to save money on materials. For example, as much as you want the latest high-end furniture and start-of-the-art appliances, how much do you need them? You can still find good quality kitchen ware without paying over the odds. You can also create a stylish, expensive-looking kitchen without spending large amounts. For example, if you don t have the budget to splash out on an expensive marble worktop, choose a cheaper synthetic marble version. Or instead of expensive wooden flooring, choose parquet flooring, which is less costly than other types of wooden flooring. A foolproof way of saving money on new kitchen fittings is to make sure your fitters work around the previous plumbing lines. Saving money on fitting new plumbing lines will leave you with spare cash to either save or spend on other parts of your kitchen.
If you re remodelling a smaller kitchen there are a number of space-saving techniques you can use to give your kitchen a more spacious feel. If you are a little short of room in your kitchen, storage and multi-functional furniture are the way to go. If you want an eating area but your kitchen has limited space, you could fit overhanging counters where stools can be stored under. You should also make use of all storage space; place storage cupboards high up if you need to and use hooks for hanging up pots, pans and other kitchen utensils. If you have any alcoves you can turn these into storage shelves and add back-lighting to create the illusion of more space and also create a subtle, sophisticated ambiance.
For larger kitchens you could create a separate area for socialising, kitchens are often the place people congregate at social gatherings so you should make the most of space and turn it into an open area. Those blessed with generously sized kitchens that leave space for communal living could add a stylish breakfast bar or perhaps a built-in desk for a bit of workspace?
Whatever your budget, style or kitchen size, you can create a stylish and modern-looking kitchen to suit your personal taste. We recommend using kitchen planning software to create a few different versions of your kitchen plan until you are 100% happy and then can go ahead with fitting. Without the planning, you could start your fitting and realise you haven t created as much space as you had originally wanted, and you could end up spending a lot more refitting.
About the Author: Ben Greenwood is writing on behalf of Nexus Design Software, developers of
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