The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, where you likely spend a considerable amount of time cooking, eating and socialising, so it’s essential to have a well-designed and functional space that meets your needs. Ahead are key steps for planning a kitchen renovation…
Making A Checklist
Before starting your renovation, make a list of inclusions and ideas for your ideal finished design. Identify any issues in your current kitchen and elements you want to change or add. Do you need more counter space, more storage or better lighting? These are the kind of questions you can ask yourself while making a list of what needs to be addressed in your renovation.
Setting A Budget
The next step is to set a budget for your kitchen renovation. It’s crucial to have a realistic budget that considers the cost of materials, labour and other expenses. Do research or contact our team to get an idea of how much your renovation will cost. You should also include a contingency amount in your budget for any unexpected expenses.
Determining Kitchen Layout
The kitchen layout is an essential part of the renovation process, as it will determine the functionality and efficiency of your kitchen. There are various kitchen layouts to choose from, such as U-shape, L-shape, Galley, Island and Peninsula. The layout you choose should be based on your cooking style, the size of your kitchen and the number of people who will be using the space. Consult with a kitchen designer or use online design tools to help you find the best layout for your kitchen.
Choosing Finishes & Fixtures
The finishes and fixtures you choose for your kitchen renovation will play a significant role in the overall look and feel of the room. Finishes include the flooring, backsplash, countertops and cabinets, while fixtures include the sink, faucet and hardware. Choose finishes and fixtures that are functional and contribute to the overall aesthetic of the space.
Appliances are another key aspect of the kitchen renovation; the most common appliances in a kitchen are a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave and dishwasher. We recommend looking for energy-efficient appliances that will save you money on energy bills and that utilise the latest technology for an extended lifespan.
Any kitchen renovation will require skilled subcontractors to handle specific tasks, such as tiling, plumbing and electrical work. These subcontractors will ensure the job is done correctly, and your kitchen is safe and functional. Our team can arrange for all the other required tradesmen as part of our quote, or we can work with your selected subcontractors.
Benchtops & Surfaces
Your kitchen surfaces should be durable, easy to clean and visually appealing. Popular benchtop materials include solid timber, natural granite, engineered stone and laminate. Be sure to choose a benchtop material that complements your kitchen’s overall appearance and is within your budget.
Storage & Accessories
Storage and accessories are essential in any kitchen renovation. Consider the storage needs of your family and choose cabinets and drawers that provide ample space. You should also look into quality accessories, such as Lazy Susans and slide-out pantry units, to maximise storage space and keep your kitchen organised.
Kitchen renovations can be a daunting task, but with the right plan and careful consideration of all elements involved, you can create an ideal kitchen that meets your needs. With our team’s help, we guarantee that you will have the perfect space to cook meals or entertain guests in no time!