You’ve seen luxury kitchen diners on TV home makeover shows and on the covers of inspirational magazines and would love to have a go at creating a large open plan living and entertaining space in your own home. At the moment, your house is too compartmentalised with small living areas separated by doors and walls, and it is not conducive to letting natural light stream into your home.
What are the options? The obvious solution is to knock down the wall between your kitchen and your dining room to create the ultimate kitchen diner. The vastness of the space coupled with dual aspect windows will flood the room with light and change your lifestyle for the better. The days of TV dinners will be long gone to be replaced by cooking meals while chatting with friends at the table and savouring your culinary creations while overlooking the garden. Does this sound like bliss? Follow these steps to turn your kitchen diner dream into a reality.
Preparation Is Key
Before you embark on such a mammoth renovation project, it’s time to get your finances in order. You could be one of the large number renovators who takes out one of the many unsecured loans for homeowners that are available. By doing this, you will be able to borrow only what you can afford to repay comfortably and stick to a budget more effectively.
Plan your new room and employ a builder or architect to turn your vision into a blueprint. There is nothing better than seeing what you have in your mind transferred into an architectural design. From this blueprint, you can then watch as your kitchen diner takes shape.
The kitchen aspect of your design is an integral part of your new room. Not only does it dictate the style of your open plan area, but it also needs to work for you practically. If you love cooking and enjoy being in the kitchen, consider a double oven. If you have a ridiculous amount of pots and pans, ensure your kitchen design has the deeper drawers to store them in.
When it comes to design, you’ll need to decide whether you are going to opt for luxury granite work surfaces or if a rustic wooden counter top is more your style. Take the opportunity to inject a bit of personality into your kitchen while, at the same time, ensuring that it mirrors your lifestyle.
Knocking Down Walls
The chances are that if you are creating a bigger space and adjoining two rooms, you will need to knock down a wall. Ensure that you employ builders who have experience with this sort of work and adhere to building regulations. Your room may get dusty for a little while, and it’s not the most pleasant aspect of home renovations but don’t fear; it will all be worth it in the end.
So what are you waiting for? Start designing your dream kitchen diner and before you know it, you will have the open plan living space that you have been craving.