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  • 4 Ways to Mentally Prepare for Home Renovation


    Renovating a part of or even the whole home can be a daunting task. One of which is often continuously postponed to avoid dealing with the inconveniences. However, if a home remodel is due, then it is better to get it done sooner than keep putting it off for later. However, before physically getting ready for a remodel, the first steps are to get yourself mentally prepared. Have a plan with a budget and timeline to keep yourself and the entire project in check while it is happening. Below are 4 key thoughts to plan the renovation and prepare for it mentally!

     

    Start With the End in Mind: One of the best ways to get ready for renovation is the visualize the end project right at the beginning. Browse online, talk to our interior designers to make the vision for your home come to life. Become familiar with trends and ideas you would prefer and get inspired! This creative exercise allows you to envision the home the way you prefer and begin the renovation process as soon as possible.

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    Set Priorities: The renovation process requires constant decisions. The decisions can sometimes get stressful. However, to reduce the stress, prioritize which areas of the home should be completed first and focus on the necessary decisions accordingly. For example, if the kitchen is to be renovated first, ensure the everything is finalized in that particular space before moving on to the next part of the renovation project.

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    Know the Limits: Unfortunately, renovation does not have the simplest system of trial and error. Therefore, before even starting the project, know the limitations of the entire process. Limitations include budget, space, and overall layout. To define the scope of design within the home, get an expert to do your measurements and provide some options to ensure you can maximize the space and optimize its usage fully. The limitations allow you to come up with an acceptable interior solution that does not harm the home space or your wallet!

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    Be Realistic: Finally, be realistic. The time that goes into renovation is often underestimated. Ensure you have enough time for the entire process and even allow for more time for any delays or mishaps along the way. Although it is exhausting, it is definitely worth it in achieving your dream home. Another aspect of being realistic is the images versus reality. The renovations seen in celebrity homes or home makeover shows are not practical to everyday life. Therefore ensure your home design reflects your, your personality, and the overall size and style of the home. That is the best way to achieve what you exactly want.

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    Renovation is a major challenge, and the best way to combat them is to plan for them. At ModSpace.in, we are here to make the remodel process as painless as possible to ensure you get exactly what you desire for your dream home!

  • Why it is the Perfect Time to Remodel Your Kitchen


    As mentioned countlessly in previous blogs and posts, the kitchen is the center of the home and the hub of all the activity. Therefore, it is used considerably that even the thought of remodeling assumes immediate red flags. We all consider it as a major undertaking not only in terms of cost, but in terms of causing a major inconvenience in the household. However, in spite of this, remodeling the kitchen has some great long-term benefits. By upgrading the space, the quality of home life improves significantly. Below are the top 4 reasons why now is the time to remodel your kitchen.

    • Increased Efficiency-At the most basic level, consider a kitchen remodel for the increase efficiency. A remodel gives the opportunity to use what you know about your old kitchen and filter out what you like and don't like to create a design in accordance to how you choose to work. With a more advanced understanding of organization and the kitchen work triangle, today's experts are invested in all the details to ensure you get exactly as you please to ease the user experience. Even more efficient storage solutions can be created. Modular kitchens are designed to maximize storage even in the smallest of areas, which is not something an over 20-year old kitchen would have. Therefore, definitely remodel to increase your own efficiency in using the kitchen.

     

    • Improved Lifestyle-As mentioned above, a remodel give you a chance to design what you love. Therefore, having a beautiful kitchen of your choice will have positive impact on the overall home lifestyle. It will be more attractive to look at and you have a chance to create a space that suits your family's needs. Not only is the remodel a chance to add as many details into the kitchen as you would prefer, but it is also a chance to redesign it to suit the household requirements: whether it requires a breakfast bar for the family to gather a designated coffee counter. Having an attractive space that suits the household routine uplifts the mood of the overall household.
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    • Modernity-A remodel is basically an upgrade. A kitchen may be spotless, but can appear outdated. Therefore, a remodel is definitely in order. One can update the color scheme and layout for a more contemporary look, and also incorporate some technology in the kitchen space. These days, kitchens are so advanced that there are unique cabinet, drawer, and storage solutions that were not available before. Remodeling a kitchen allows you to upgrade the storage solutions and create more space within your kitchen.

     

    • A More Desirable Space-A remodel simply brings a nice change. The current kitchen may be clean, well-maintained, and convenient, but it may not be as advanced or appealing. Therefore, a remodel is in order. The space automatically becomes more desirable after an update on some storage solutions and colors. Having a desirable space freshens up the home and increases your desire to work in the kitchen.

     

    Going through a kitchen remodel definitely a challenge, but it is definitely worth it. With a little bit of sacrifice, you can have a brand-new kitchen in your home that is designed with your taste, work style, and lifestyle in mind! For your kitchen remodel, contact us!

  • Maximizing Kitchen Space Through Renovation


    When it comes to kitchen renovation, there is often a hesitation of breaking down an old, yet possibly useful, space while still living in the home. Many times homeowners keep postponing their kitchen renovation process with the same hesitation that the heart of the home will out out of use for a significant amount of time and will lead to many inconveniences in the daily home activities. However, kitchen renovation does not necessarily have to be a long-drawn out process. There many small changes that require minimal renovation to maximize the space in the kitchen. Even if you are pressed for kitchen space, there are several clever ways to make your cozy  kitchen look and feel more spacious.

    Vertical Storage-Often times kitchen can look very cramped with extensive cabinetry. However, one easy way to make some remodeling changes is to maximize the vertical storage. Take the wall cabinets up to the ceiling to give even more cabinet space. The longer cabinets also given the illusion of taller ceilings, opening up the entire kitchen. Another option with vertical storage is to have open shelving or even racks to hang pots and pans. In other words, a simple remodeling change is to just modify the wall cabinetry and storage.

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    Replace Door with Archway-If the kitchen has a door, remove the door and replace with an archway. A door to a kitchen can make it look closed off from the rest of the house, and can also come in the way of basic activities. Make the kitchen look more expansive by removing the official entryway and having an archway for a more open and inviting appearance.

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    Multi-Functional Pieces-When going through a kitchen remodel, look for elements in the kitchen that are multi-functional. For example, if you are thinking of an island use the space below the countertop for some extra cabinetry. If there is space above the fridge, use the space to place a bottle rack. In other words, avoid having any dead space in your kitchen which can cramp up the entire space. Create a kitchen that has multiple functional elements to have fewer pieces serving multiple roles rather than many pieces with single roles.

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    Replace Cabinetry With Drawers in Floor Cabinets-In your renovation process, consider drawers in your floor cabinetry for easier and more optimal storage. Conventional cabinetry requires you to crouch down and reach all the way towards the back of the cabinet. This hinders how well you are able to see your items, and eventually impacts how you store them. Drawers allow you to visualize and better organize all your kitchen items accordingly. Rather than relying on conventional cabinets, consider drawers to better arrange your items within your kitchen.

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    Appropriately Sized Appliances-Finally, in renovation definitely consider appropriately-sized appliances. A large refrigerator might be a wonderful piece in the kitchen. However, if it is not fitting properly, it will hinder the overall kitchen flow, look, and general efficiency-limiting walkways and taking up more space than it needs to. Even having a hob larger than the space allows can take away counter space, wasting areas that can be otherwise useful. Therefore if you require minimal renovation, then consider switching out the larger appliances for appropriately sized options to create more space in the kitchen.

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  • Kitchen Packing Tips For Moving


    Whenever you are moving or renovating, the overall household routine is simply disrupted! Every room has to be packed and then unpacked in a systematic fashion. In fact, the kitchen is probably the hardest room to pack as it includes daily items, and every drawer, cabinet, and corner has to be emptied! Below, is a step-by-step guide on how to pack up your kitchen in the most systematic way possible.

    Essentials box (last two days): When your moving date is finalized, set aside an essentials box to include the items you will need until the very last day in your current home and the first day in your new home. By doing so, you will keep yourself more organized in the remainder of your packing. Once you've decided your items, you'll be able to set them aside and focus on the other items in your space.

    Infrequent items/decoration items: The next step is to store any items that are infrequently used or decoration items. Oftentimes, these items are breakable. Therefore, ensure there is enough cushioning and packaging while keeping these items. In the moving process, it is unpredictable on how packed boxes will be handled. Therefore, ensure that all items are packed and sealed securely.

    Unopened bottles: After packing up your decorative items, the next step is to move towards any unopened bottles or sealed containers. Right before moving, it is not advisable to open any sealed items, due to a risk of leaking during the move. Therefore, any unopened bottles, such as wine bottles, oil bottles, vinegar; or sealed items such as canned food items, should be packed and only opened after the move.   

    Appliances: Packing appliances should be done a little bit earlier in your kitchen packing process. If items need to be cleaned or disassembled, it make take a little time. To ensure the items are packed appropriately, prepare large appliances for packing at least 24 horus in advance. Dis-assemble them, remove them from their plug points, and clean them before packing them. If you have the original boxes, the pack the appliances accordingly. If there are other boxes, ensure everything is packed securely.

    Pots & Pans, Dishes, Dinnerware: Once your appliances are packed, the next step is the more frequently-required items. Any pots, pans, dishes, drinking cups, tea sets, and dinnerware that is not a part of the essentials box can be packed a few days before your move. For the remaining two days, you can easily use the essentials box. Therefore, the remaining dishes should be packed 3-4 days before your move. 

    Silverware: Once your dinnerware is packed, it is time to pack your silverware. After taking out the items for your essentials box, pack the remaining silverware. An ideal packing solution is a shoebox, where all types of silverware and cooking ladles can be placed without the risk of them moving around.

    Food items: The final item to be packed is food. Whether it is emptying the pantry or the refrigerator, food should be the last item to be packed. Food items include snacks, coffee, tea, frozen foods, and (if possible) leftovers. In the last few days before your move, throw out all of your expired items, and place the remaining in an accessible box or bag. Once you move to your new place, this should be the first box to open, especially if food items need to be refrigerated immediately.

    Spare box: While packing up the kitchen, always keep some spare space. In a kitchen, there are always many small items that get neglected. Therefore, ensure to have some room to quickly place those items as your kitchen empties out!

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