On today’s episode of It’s YOUR Home with Jon Bibbs, we are joined by Frank Boyd from Boyd Built Construction and Chef Shane Roberts-Thomas from Southern Kitchen.
Frank is here to give us the do’s and don’ts of the kitchen remodel projects that you and I might want to take on.
- Plan Ahead: A well-thought-out plan is crucial for a successful kitchen remodel. It will guide your decisions, keep you on track, and help you manage your budget effectively.
- Consult the Experts: Don’t shy away from seeking professional advice. Their expertise can prevent costly mistakes and ensure your kitchen remodel meets your expectations.
- Invest in Quality: High-quality materials may cost more upfront, but their durability and aesthetics make them a worthwhile investment.
- Pay Attention to Details: Don’t overlook the small elements of your kitchen. They play a significant role in the overall look and feel of the space.
- Lighting is Key: Effective kitchen lighting enhances functionality and sets the mood of the space.
- Paint Wisely: The color scheme you choose can influence the size and mood of your kitchen.
- Choose Durable Flooring and Efficient Cabinets: Your flooring should withstand heavy traffic, and your cabinets should offer efficient storage.
- Fashion: Start with your wardrobe. Mix and match different shades to create a unique color palette that reflects your personality.
- Home Decor: Add a splash of vibrancy to your living space with color wave accents. Think colorful cushions, wall art, or even a feature wall.
- Accessories: Don’t forget about accessories. Color wave scarves, bags, and jewelry can add a pop of color to any outfit.
Chef Shane Roberts-Thomas is the owner of the acclaimed Southern Kitchen restaurant and the Deuce, both of which are in Jackson Ward. From creating delectable Southern dishes to decorating your kitchen, Chef Shane is an expert on making the most of any kitchen, particularly your kitchen at home.
- Cooking with Love: Love is the secret ingredient to creating a memorable home meal. Cook with your heart, and the results will be more than satisfying.
- Creating Delectable Dishes: Understand your ingredients and your diners. Tailor your meals to their preferences and dietary needs for a truly enjoyable dining experience.
- Assess Your Time: Understand how much time you have for cooking and plan your dishes accordingly.
- Plan Your Meals: Create a weekly meal plan and shopping list to ensure you have all the ingredients needed.
- Prep in Advance: Spend some time over the weekend prepping for the week ahead. This includes chopping vegetables, marinating meats, and making sauces.
- Never Shop Hungry: Always eat a light snack before going grocery shopping to avoid impulse purchases and poor food choices.
- Ambiance is King: The right ambiance can transform a simple home-cooked meal into a memorable dining experience.
- Music Matters: A well-curated playlist can set the mood for the evening. Experiment with different genres to find what works best for your family.
- Personalize Your Experience: Incorporate elements that reflect your family’s tastes and traditions to make the dining experience unique.
- Elevate the Ordinary: Small touches like using your best dinnerware or adding a centerpiece can elevate your dining experience.
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