Ideas and Guidelines for Installing Contemporary Kitchens

Ideas and Guidelines for Installing Contemporary Kitchens

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    Installing a contemporary kitchen is not easy. Why?

    Because you need to consider various factors such as quality of the products, the design of the kitchen, lighting system, plumbing, electric work, the architectural value of the kitchen and lot more.

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It is not an individual’s task therefore, it is better to rely on a professional kitchen builder because they have experience knowledge and innovative ideas to design your kitchen.

But before you contact the professional you should acquire some knowledge so that you don’t get fooled or overly charged and you can talk to him with confidence. So, here are some points that you should know if you want to renovate your kitchen

How would you Design your Contemporary Kitchens?

Let’s start with a kitchen spec plan (free download). Use this plan to jot down ideas that you should consider for a contemporary kitchen design.

Some of the ideas include –

  • Choose the Right Materials:

    Most kitchen have MDFs, fiberboards and medium density wooden laminated boards; but you need to replace such material after a certain time. These boards are rust and oil resistant, but they do not provide durability and longevity. So it is better to mix the traditional materials with modern ones when designing your kitchen.

    For contemporary kitchens, design your kitchen cabinets with soft wood. Make sure to choose the right materials that are durable, rust resistant and water resistant such as block boards or laminated plywood for your cabinets.

     

    These are machine made woods that are completely moisture-resistant. But there are various types of plywood available in the market and you need to choose them according to their density. Apart from that, you must check their warranty and certification before buying.

  • Hardware:

    you need to use proper hardware to fix such plywood. Not only that, you may need some additional hardware to fix ther parts of your kitchen.

    For example, if you want to install granite bench tops in your kitchen, you must use proper sealing; and you may need to reseal your bench tops after certain time. So it is better to visit your nearest hardware store to get their advice and to ensure you pick up overall best quality products.

    Your alternative option is to hire a professional kitchen builder. They will arrange what you need at no addition cost except their fees prescribed in the agreement.

  • Bench Tops:

    Install some durable stones such as marble, granite or limestone for your kitchen countertop. Earlier kitchen used to install granite bench tops in their kitchen because they are rust and scratch-resistant. But you need to seal such bench tops every year.

    So now you can choose some other options such as Korean synthetic surface or quartz for your kitchen. They are also rust and moisture resistant; and you do not need to spend any additional maintenance cost on them.

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  • Reuse of Old Materials:

    You can also reuse your old cabinets and countertops for your kitchen by refurnishing such items with new materials. In this case, you can hire a professional kitchen designer to help you to reuse the materials to save cost.

    But for installing contemporary kitchen, you may not be able to use the traditional furniture pieces. It is better to sell them off to earn some additional amount for new cabinets.

  • List of Appliances:

    It is quite likely to get carried away seeing so many appliances in the market therefore, you must make a wise choice and only buy what is necessary. Use the spec sheet to list and budget the appliances you need. 

other valuable tips:

Apart from that, you must use monochromatic color schemes for your kitchen cabinets; you can also use white modern kitchen cabinets. You must blend the color with the walls and it is better to search some templates of modern kitchen online.

 

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