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Renovation Guide: 3 Key Tips for Kitchen Makeover

25 Jul 2023

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The kitchen is the main battlefield for the homemaker and a space for family dining and communication. In our daily lives, we frequently enter and exit the kitchen, cooking delicious meals and enjoying every bite. Over time, the kitchen may start to show signs of “fatigue” and accumulate more and more grease. At the right time, we can consider giving the kitchen a renovation and makeover. After the renovation, looking at the refreshed kitchen, it will surely bring a sense of satisfaction to everyone. However, how can we achieve the best home renovation for the kitchen with a limited budget? Today, Designpedia will discuss kitchen renovation with you!


1. Choosing the right materials for the kitchen is crucial.

The kitchen is a high-smoke area, so we need to be particularly careful in selecting materials for renovation to ensure that the flooring and walls can withstand the challenges. When it comes to material choices, consider using ceramic tiles or floor tiles. Ceramic tiles and floor tiles have excellent waterproof properties and are also easy to clean. Additionally, brick-like materials are more durable, which can greatly save on renovation costs in the long run.

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Most kitchens have limited space, so when choosing ceramic materials, it’s advisable to opt for lighter shades. The glossy surface of the ceramic can make the kitchen appear brighter, visually expanding and unifying the space. Additionally, considering the size of the kitchen, it’s best to choose smaller-sized bricks. This way, you can better control the quantity during installation, minimizing waste and ensuring efficient usage.

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It is well known that kitchens are prone to being wet, slippery, and prone to oil accumulation. Therefore, when purchasing floor tiles and wall tiles, we can consider oil-resistant matte tiles and non-slip tiles. These two types of tiles take into account the safety of elderly and children in the household. They not only enhance safety but also make cleaning in the future easier. When renovating on a budget, it’s important to consider long-term factors as well.


2. Purchasing kitchen cabinets wisely.

Before purchasing kitchen cabinets, it is important to measure the kitchen area accurately and have a precise understanding of measurements. It is also helpful to have a clear idea in mind while making the purchase to avoid buying the wrong items and incurring additional expenses. When selecting cabinets, it is crucial to consider the layout of water and electricity in the kitchen. Any modifications of pipes and electricity can not only increase the cost but also lead to future issues in daily life.

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Kitchen cabinets can be one of the most expensive investments in a kitchen. When purchasing kitchen cabinets, it is essential to practice “rational consumption.” Avoid making decisions solely based on appearance and prioritize practicality. Nowadays, many modern kitchen cabinets come with built-in appliances. Therefore, it is important to take into account the dimensions of the appliances when making the purchase.

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3. Choosing countertops carefully

The countertop, often overlooked during kitchen renovations, is actually one of the most frequently used parts of the kitchen and should be carefully considered when making a purchase. Especially in budget-conscious renovation, selecting a countertop thoughtfully can not only increase its lifespan but also create a sense of style through practical interior design.

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The most commonly chosen countertop material in many households is quartz. Quartz countertops have high hardness, making them resistant to scratches, acid and alkali, and oil stains. Compared to other countertop materials, quartz offers a good balance in terms of performance, style, and price, making it a great choice. Additionally, there is a wide variety of quartz styles available, catering to different design preferences and styles.


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Indeed, a more cost-effective method is to “mix and match” two different countertop materials. Mixing different countertop materials not only creates a stylish look but also helps save on material costs. Combining wood and stone countertops, for example, allows for seamless transitions between cooking and dining on a kitchen island, providing dual functionality in one area while saving on renovation costs for both the kitchen and dining area. It’s a win-win solution!


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