Do you find yourself standing in the middle of your kitchen and disliking everything if not most aspects of your kitchen? Let’s take a fresh approach! First determine exactly what you need from your kitchen and then what you want to change and establish your budget. If you are looking at a complete kitchen renovation, I would highly recommend discussing your plan with a professional architect to ensure that you get the best and most functional usage out of your kitchen space. For a place to start, read this article from Houzz.com, which offers a workbook on planning your kitchen space like a pro. If you are trying to update or fix some problem areas of your kitchen, I have some great tips!
For many people, the first problem is how to organize and deal with clutter. For this, I refer to Andrew Mellen, a professional organizer who helps you eliminate “stuff” and retain what you love! Here are his three rules quoted from “12 Ways to Unclutter Your Life“:
- Everything you own should have value, either because it’s functional or beautiful or you just love it.
- Every item needs a place where it “lives”.
- Focus on one thing at a time.
Once you have eliminated the junk in your kitchen, it’s time to be inspired! As a suggestion, you may want to set up an account on Houzz.com and create your own Idea Book from photos you find of things you like in kitchens and why. Be sure to Follow my Houzz page!
For more information on great kitchen ideas and trends, here is a list of sources that I have put together for you to inspire, direct, and assist!
- Elle Decor: Big in 2014: The Trends that will Define the Year Ahead
- Zillow: Kitchen Design Trends 2014
- DIYNetwork: Choosing Countertops with Confidence
- Yahoo: What’s In, What’s Out for Kitchens in 2014
- TheKitchn: Back from the Future: A Few Cool Kitchen Innovations from the Consumer Electronics Show 2014
For all of you DIYers – there are many instructional videos and ideas under the “Kitchen” category. Click here for a full array of DIY information.
If you find yourself inundated with too much information and you are unsure as to what direction you should go, can’t decide on colors or what goes best, contact Debbie@RedesignRight.com for all your redesign needs!
Debbie Correale is founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+.