How to remodel your kitchen like a pro without going broke – Construction Business Review

Kitchens need to be aesthetically pleasing.
Kitchens need to be aesthetically pleasing. PHOTO/FILE

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in a home, having a great impact on future buyers and the value potential of the overall home price.

According to real estate professionals, the overall return on your investment in this room is 90 to 100 per cent.

Over the past few years, the property marketplace has seen significant changes in kitchen designs. Many clients are now opting for open-floor plans, which for buildings with small kitchens call for the removal of walls.

Unless the kitchen walls involved are load-bearing, their reconfiguration is limited only by space and the client’s imagination.

Kitchen designers can draw computer-aided designs of board-accepted plans, enabling them to try different aspects of the design and offer clients multiple views and options.

READ: How to design, remodel your kitchen on a small budget

Many modern designs have kitchen islands. A kitchen island is a free standing counter in the middle of the kitchen, used primarily for extra space to perform kitchen tasks.

Kitchen islands are relatively easy to create, and if your space is limited you can buy ready-made islands in a nearby furniture store.

Generally, modern kitchen designs avoid excess ornamentation – a departure from traditional designs that emphasised on ornamentation.

Through the use of minimal ornamentation, modern kitchens (many of which are quite small) are made to feel bigger.

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