Home Improvement: The Quintessential Guide to Kitchen Remodeling - Home Loan Stories - Kotak Bank

30 AUGUST, 2019

The kitchen is like the heart of any house. It is the area that requires constant cleaning and maintenance. The kitchen needs to be improved from time to time to keep it refreshing, compared to other rooms in a house. By using following home décor ideas you can refresh your kitchen designs,

Island kitchen

The island kitchen is a modern type of kitchen, where the cooking platform is located as an island in the center of the room.

The sturdy surface

The surfaces of the kitchen are one of the most important areas in the kitchen. Cutting, sorting, and whatnot, the kitchen surfaces are used for various activities every day. So, having hard-wearing surfaces increases their durability. You can choose a refreshing colour palette for them and give your kitchen a beautiful look. 

Concealed storage

Along with cooking, the kitchen is meant to store various items like kitchen utensils and food products. The kitchen with an ample of storage capacity is very appealing and convenient. Concealed storage is a modern approach, where internal parts of the cabinet are well-hidden. This type of storage makes your kitchen look clutter-free.

Mirrored backsplash

Mirrors are useful tools to renovate kitchens having a little natural light available. It bounces the natural light and thus illuminates the kitchen. Nowadays, designers use antique mirror tiles for the backsplash to give the kitchen a fantastic look.

Light colours

Light colours create amazing effects when used in kitchens. They stretch the natural light when used to colour the walls and countertops in kitchen.
Renovating the kitchen is exciting, as they give an enjoyable experience of cooking as well as having meals with the family. However, just going for the option of renovations will not always be a financially wise move. To avoid spending a significant amount of money on the kitchen, ask yourself the following questions before sealing the deal.  

Why do you want to renovate?

Whether you want to renovate your kitchen to sell the apartment or just for the better experience of the kitchen, you need to define your objective before renovating the house.

How long are you planning to keep living in the house?

If you are planning to live in the house for a shorter time like a couple of years, then you have to consider inexpensive home improvement options. There are many excellent home décor options available that leverage on aesthetics to give your kitchen a new look at a reasonable amount.
But, when you are firm on staying permanently in your current house, you can spend a little more on renovating your kitchen.

How to financially prepare yourself before renovating your kitchen?

Deciding the budget required to renovate the kitchen is a very important step. Rather than spending all your savings to fund the renovation, you can go with the option of a home loan or home improvement loan to design the kitchen in the budget. This way, your liquid funds remain intact, and you get to design your kitchen as per your choice.  

How to effectively manage a small spaced kitchen?

In metropolitan cities like Mumbai or Delhi, the kitchen is comparatively smaller. Therefore they get easily cluttered during their use. However, there are many kitchen designs available that utilise every available space in the kitchen to make it clutter-free. The kitchen designs like concealed cabinets, and island kitchen, not only give your kitchen an organised look but also makes the use hassle-free.

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Disclaimer: This Article is for information purpose only. The views expressed in this Article do not necessarily constitute the views of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. (“Bank”) or its employees. Bank make no warranty of any kind with respect to the completeness or accuracy of the material and articles contained in this Newsletter. The information contained in this Article is sourced from empaneled external experts for the benefit of the customers and it does not constitute legal advice from Kotak. Kotak, its directors, employees and the contributors shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss resulting from or arising due to reliance on or use of any information contained herein.