Kitchen Renovations - Getting it Right!
A kitchen renovation is one of the largest projects in your home along with cost. Unfortunately with Kitchen Renovations there is the potential for things to go wrong. It doesn't need to be a negative experience, and you can get it right the first time. Here’s how to plan cleverly to avoid common and costly mistakes.
1. BEGIN WITH YOUR BUDGET.
Set your budget to renovate your kitchen up front. Think about and decide which new kitchen features are the most important for you and your lifestyle. . Make a list of the kitchen features that are important and highlight things you’re not willing to compromise on – for example stone benchtop vs laminate benchtop or including a pull-out pantry. Remember that a beautiful, quality kitchen will always add value and personality to your home. Contact Westshore Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations and ask us what price you can look at budgeting for a kitchen.
2. PICK A PROFESSIONAL.
Choose a kitchen renovator and installer based on their reputation. Years of Experience and Knowledge are an important consideration. A reputable kitchen renovator can offer expert advice to help avoid costly disasters. The friendly professionals at Westshore Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations known for our attention to detail. We love helping turn dream kitchens into reality with heaps of practical tips. Look at past client's reviews had! See what customers say here.
3. WHAT APPLIANCES NEED TO BE INCLUDED?
Always measure the space needed for the fridge, dishwasher, oven, hotplate and microwave and so on first. Think about the best possible position withing the kitchen space and benchtop. Think about what appliance will get the most use and also there location within the kitchen that is practical and accessible. It’s far easier to select new cabinets and benchtops knowing the fridge, dishwasher, oven and wine fridge will fit.
4. MAKE LITTLE THINGS A BIG DEAL.
Think about the addition of hidden storage features, clever corner drawers Carousel Racks in Corner Cupboards, Add Kitchen Drawers and include innovative drawer dividers. Think seriously about additional lighting over cooking and preparation areas. You can add lighting later but it will be an additional cost and you usually can’t add features to kitchen drawers and cupboards later or if you do it will be costly. Look at websites like Houzz for inspiration and so don’t pass on seemingly small things in the excitement of planning.
5. DO THE WORKFLOW WORKOUT.
When planning your kitchen layout think about the ‘work triangle’. Think about the kitchen’s busiest areas such as the sink, cooking area, and fridge. We can help you get these areas in the most efficient spot. If you are not renovating the rest of your home think about the style for which your home is built in and maintain that style . Westshore Kitchen and Bathroom renovations team will help you take advantage of your kitchen’s shape and size to achieve an effortless and practical workflow. It should be warm and comfortable and promote and easier, smoother flow of activity.
6. DON’T SKIMP ON STORAGE
Pay attention to maximising any unused space, Kitchen Storage is everything and you can utilise empty space to be used for smart storage solutions. Think about a built-in pantry with shelves to store and access items easily. Or nifty corner drawers or carousels that use previously wasted space on a smart level. You can create cupboard space that is accessible for small appliances that are kept hidden, off the benchtop and keep your Kitchen organised and tidy.
7. FINALLY, HAVE FUN!
Get creative with texture colour, think about flooring, add colour and/or texture with your splashback. You can add contrasting tiles and grouting tones or a coloured glass splashback. A kitchen is the heart and centre point of your home.
Talk to and experts.
At Westshore Kitchens and Bathrooms we are a professional team in designing and creating new kitchens. Before you start spending money on your kitchen renovation come and talk to our friendly family owned company. As our client we will guide you through the project from start to finish. We know how to stick to a budget and timeline so you can enjoy you beautiful dream kitchen as soon as possible. Contact Us today to find out more.