There are a number of things you should remember when taking on a kitchen renovation and in this weeks blog we are going to help point out some of the challenges and simple things to consider when taking on your kitchen renovation.
1: Think about and understand your kitchen needs
A kitchen is a unique place for many and in most cases everyone has different needs and requirements, so remember this when you’re designing your brand new kitchen. Go left field and put in the things that best suit you and your cooking style remembering all the simple things like location, traffic and storage.
2: Go with what you want and be unique
Design it your way, don’t think of resale of the house, think about what you want now! Remember you are only adding value to your property by renovating your kitchen so don’t hold back. Use colours or be as plane as you want but consider all the things around you like flooring, splash back colours, appliances, bench tops and make sure all the colours work.
3: Get creative with storage
During some of our projects we have seen some incredible sneaky storage designs which make so much sense when you really stop and look, our in-house design team have some fantastic ideas, concepts and plans to check out. Things like pull out pantries, draws within draws, deeper shelving and don’t forget about appliances.
As you might have read in last weeks blog, we are big fans of lighting and we think it is a major factor when completing the kitchen renovation. If your kitchen has a white bright feel then match your lighting to it, with bright white LED lighting, not only will it make for a bright exciting area you will also save on power with LED.
5: Functionality in the kitchen
Remember when designing or renovating that you cross check the draw lengths, widths and factor in the moment when your standing behind the draw (for example close to a wall) that there is enough space for the draw to fully extend and have space for you being behind it. We have seen some kitchens by others that lack this simple thinking and can cause grief. This is something particularly for those doing a DIY job. Think about your design logically and ergonomically. Until next week happy renovating!