Kitchen is one of the busiest places in any modern home in Pakistan. It is quite natural for a place so frequently used to look faded and old after some time. In addition, with the often changing trends, working in an old and worn out kitchen might not feel that good after a while. Whether it is out of sheer necessity or because it is time for a revamp, here are some tips for renovating your kitchen on a budget.
Hire a Professional
Home construction in Pakistan can be a challenging task for some. Whether you are building a new place or renovating an old one, taking expert advice is beneficial in the long run. If you have decided to go big and change the whole interior of your kitchen, hiring a professional might save you the unnecessary cost of any impulsive choices or decisions that are not very well thought out. Many skilled interior decorators in Pakistan can provide you with their services at reasonably affordable prices.
Salvage what you can
Cabinets and drawers are usually the center of change in an old kitchen. But you don’t have to toss out the whole woodwork. If the structure is in good shape, replacing just the worn-out cabinet doors and drawer fronts, changing their handles and knobs, and painting them in the color of your choice will make them look as good as new. For a small-sized kitchen, you can spruce up your style by painting it all in white. Glossy white or any light shade of paint can also give a somewhat classy and spacious feel to your kitchen, no matter the size. Apart from the woodwork, rearrange your kitchen more than changing it. Making stations for different activities in the kitchen, installing racks for frequently used cookware, fixing places for kitchen appliances, clearing the countertops, and keeping things in glass jars are some of the things you can do to keep your kitchen tidy.
Styling your backsplash, countertops, and floor
Designing your backsplash can be very interesting and, if done carefully, can be a style leader of your kitchen. Choose the tiles for your backsplash matching your overall interior. Instead of filling the whole kitchen with those tiles, keep them where they are most needed, functionally and aesthetically, i.e., behind the stove and sink to preserve food, oils, and moisture off the wall. As for the countertop, if the existing one is too scruffy, dented, or cracked, that patching, sanding, or re-sealing can’t fix, you can replace it by considering a few things. Buying granite, stone, or marble countertops can be a little heavy on your pocket but will last you a lifetime with occasional sealing to prevent staining. However, an architecturally versatile and rather cheap option for revamping countertops is laminate and ceramic tiles. Though more prone to scratches and cracks, they can be easily repaired and are versatile in patterns and designs and suitable for people with a more do-it-yourself approach.
Choose your floor type carefully as it bears the most burden of wear and tear. A hardwood, tiled, or terrazzo flooring can just be refinished and sealed, or you can cover it with vinyl, which is again budget-friendly, easy to handle, and requires maintenance every 7-10 years.
Light up your kitchen
Proper lighting can do wonders that no paint or furniture can. It can remarkably transform the ambiance and make working in the kitchen more fun. So, no matter how short on budget you are, keep aside a little sum for new light fixtures, may it be under cabinet lights, small mushroom fixtures or decorative pendant lights, whatever style suits the best with your kitchen interior.