When it comes to renovating any space, it can be a fun (and sometimes daunting) process. Decisions have to be made on materials, style, functionality and budget, and with the plethora of information and products now available in the building word, sometimes this decision is overwhelming. One of the most lived in spaces in the home is undoubtedly the kitchen. Often, this can be one of the most renovated spaces as well, with many homes boasting older style kitchens with tiles and flooring to match an outdated era.
We’ve got 3 great tips to keep in mind when choosing the right flooring for your kitchen building/renovation project.
Function and Flow
With the many options such as tile, laminate, hardwood and more, you can be clear on which may suit you when you get clear on how your kitchen functions. If you are standing and preparing food for many hours, then something as hard as tile can be unforgiving on the body. Examine how the kitchen flows from the other spaces in the house to create a seamless transition. Think about the cleaning process and durability of the floor. Do you have pets/kids that may risk scuffing, scratching and staining the floor?
What is the style of the rest of your house? To create a balanced aesthetic for your entire home, choosing the floor to match the larger home space (not just the kitchen) is imperative to maintain an integrated home style. Consider your home’s character – modern/classic/colourful?
It can be easy to underestimate ANY renovation or building project, particularly flooring. You don’t just pay for the type of material, but also installation costs (subfloor, adhesive, labour) as well. Some floors may just be simply out of your budget range. There are many options available for affordable choices, such as laminate, which can mimic the look and feel of wood for a portion of the price. Or try marble or travertine floors for an amazing shine.