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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Making Your Dream Kitchen Come True!

If you are spending a lot of money on your kitchen, be sure it should last a long time, so beware of trends, like avoiding too much color patterns. Anything that has lots of details can be tiresome and feel dated. Choose a simple or plain color for fixed items such as tiles, cabinetry and counter tops.

Plan and analyze on how you live with it, and not on how you aspire to live. For instance, some people say they want to install spice rack only to end up spices being shoved into a drawer or a cupboard being unused.

Plan at least a year in advance. It takes 3-4 months to gather ideas and look around for inspirations, then 2-3 months to design, then to get it all built which can take 6 months.

Collaborate with a kitchen designer right from the start. They focus on the interior detailing and function of the kitchen. The designer usually would ask how you live in your kitchen and thinks globally about the aesthetics and the feel of the kitchen.

Expect to spend a lot to do the job well with the entire package.

It's not just the counter tops, cabinetry, appliances, and picking an expensive or inexpensive cabinet company. You also have to consider the finishing, as well as the lighting, electric, plumbing, painting and tiling.