How to start your 2020 kitchen project

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It is a new year and this means that the time has come to think about what you want to achieve over the next 12 months. Some people want to change their career; some may want to consider getting fit and healthy. Others want to tackle and change certain parts of their home.

If you are thinking about your kitchen being your next project, but you are not too sure where you are going to need to start; then here is everything that you need to know about making sure that you start your 2020 kitchen project the right way.

Always start with a design

Now, it might sound like a strange idea, but when it comes to installing a new kitchen into your home; or making changes to your current kitchen, you need to always have an eye on the details. Not planning your kitchen right from the start is going to leave you with much bigger issues much later on in the process.

These issues not only can delay your project finishing but can also cost you more money too. It is a much better idea to take your time at the beginning to plan out exactly what you want your kitchen to look like. This will help you to make sure that you get where you want to be and that your finished project looks exactly like you wanted it too.

Have a wish list

The great thing about kitchens is that the design opportunities are seemingly endless. There is so much that you can do and so many great places to get inspiration from. This means that it is easy enough to put together a wish list of all the ideas that you may want to put in place within your kitchen. A simple way to present this is with a mood board.

You should treat your mood board as somewhat of a wish list. You can add magazine cuttings, online images, material samples and colour swatches. All things that can help you to make sure that you get to the end result.

Keep your budget in mind

Alongside all the things that you would like to have in your newly designed kitchen; you also need to think about the things that you can afford. Kitchens have the ability to become really expensive, so, in order to stop yourself from spending a small fortune, you need to keep your budget in mind.

You could always create a spreadsheet to use for tracking. You can add in projected costs on one tab, as well as keep a running total of how much what you have bought already (or spent on materials and labour time) on another tab.

One final thing to always keep in mind when it comes to any building project in your home is that it is going to take time to finish. Nothing comes from being rushed and this is definitely true when it comes to your home. Remind yourself that you are in no rush and that when your kitchen is done is when it will be done.