Renovating your kitchen will change the way your entire home functions. Our kitchen before was dated, but the worst part about it was how poorly the design was and how horrible it functioned. We literally kept our pots and pans in the spare bedroom and random kitchen items could be found in spots all over the house. This HAD to be done.
This kitchen took us a lonnnnngggggg time to complete. We did everything ourselves(love you Stuey.) I know its easy to look at Pinterest and Instagram and think all these things happen over night. Well, unfortunately when you are on a budget and you are doing everything yourself, its a process. So you need to be patient! Even if you are hiring someone to do the work. Don't just slap something together, pick a new colour and call it a day or your kitchen will have the same problems it had before.
One of the biggest tips I can give you, if you are preparing for a kitchen Reno. Plan, plan, and plan some more. I can not stress this enough - Think your kitchen Reno through! For example, I knew where every single item in my kitchen was going to go, before I ordered the cabinets. Your kitchen is the most important room in your house, the heart of your home, so make it a gooder! This Reno took longer than we thought as most do, but I'm so glad we didn't rush it, because it is my dream kitchen. There isn't one thing I would change. To me it is perfect!
Above all, design your kitchen how you like it. Don't worry about what is in style or trending. The most important thing is that you love it and it works for you! My kitchen its filled with vintage trinkets from my childhood cabin and exposed brick just like Monica Gellers (insert heart eyed emoji here) Never second guess what makes your heart happy!