October is National Kitchen and Bath Monthby CustomHomes on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
This month is a perfect time to plan and decide how to design your kitchen and bathroom. Just as the air becomes crisp and the leaves begin to fall you can design these rooms and have them finished by Christmas. Here are a few ideas and inspirations to keep in mind while you plan. Don’t be afraid to have a large or complex plan. You can always discuss these ideas with a contractor and they will make it work for your home.
If you are planning on designing or remodeling your kitchen on your own there is a lot to consider. First off, you will need to think about what kind of patience you have. Will you become unbelievably frustrated when the color is matte instead of glossy? What if the sink fixtures don’t match the countertops? If this is you, you may want to reconsider your DIY adventure. If you will see every obstacle as a new opportunity, however, then DIY may be perfect.
Once you have made that decision you will want to decide on a game plan. What is the best project to tackle first? Depending on what you decide your job can be difficult or simple. I suggest asking for advice at your local hardware store. They will give you plenty of tips and will have a lot of ideas for you to make your kitchen perfect.
Then be sure that when you start you will not look back. Always finish a DIY project on your home. Otherwise your kitchen will look odd and well, amateur.
There is a lot you can do in a bathroom to make it more comfortable and interesting. First you will want to understand the dimensions of the room and the color palette. From there you will learn how you can work within the room and what will flow well. Storage is a main part of any bathroom. While you may not think of a bathroom as storage you keep everything from tub toys to make up in your small space. Make sure the bathroom makes sense and will have as much room as possible by using storage wisely.
For those with custom homes you can create built-in tub storage. The walls around the tub will be hollow and have storage shelves that go around the tub’s core. This way you can hold tub toys, shampoos, shaving cream, and soap out of your line of sight but still know where everything is.