Stay away from Corners. To make cabinet and kitchen appliance doors fully functional, plan space for the door's clearance and swing course in your kitchen design. Keep appliances away from sides, and make sure gates won't bang into each other if open at exactly the same time.
While we always recommend a pro for just about any large remodels, there are some DIY kitchen jobs you can tackle yourself to stretch your budget or even develop a kitchen you're proud of. Before you get started on your DIY kitchen remodeling project, here are some tips you should know.
Microwaves are another optional item that you can choose to have in your kitchen. Even though many have them, some homeowners often decide out to save space and energy. Microwaves can be simply placed on a counter top or installed within your cabinetry. Smaller options can cost around $60 while more hi-tech models can cost around $500. You can save on unit installation costs by simply inserting the microwave over a surface in your kitchen. However, if you'd rather have it integrated in your kitchen cabinet design, contact a pro who can securely set up the microwave.
While storage space is key, you don't want bulky pieces of furniture disrupting the stream of the room so try going for wall-hung shelving. It's an chance to showcase collectables, fine china and retro pieces, that will give the room somewhat of character. If you're dining area is within an open-plan space, an area divider by means of a floor-to-ceiling bookshelf will help create a feeling of initmacy while also providing an area to decoratively display books and objects.
Changing the look of your kitchen doesn't indicate you must change your cabinets completely. For some homeowners, refinishing cabinetry can be a cheaper way to provide them a new look with out a remodel. Depending how big of any change you would like to make, this can be a DIY task you can complete yourself. The average cost to refinish cabinets is $2,434, with most homeowners spending between $1,835 and $2,808.