Any kitchen renovation is a large project with the potential for things to go wrong. But it doesn’t have to be a horror story, and you can get it right first time. Here’s how to plan cleverly to avoid common and costly mistakes.
1. Begin Your Budget
Set your budget up front. Decide which new kitchen features are most important for you and your lifestyle, and allocate your budget to those. Make a list and highlight things you’re not willing to compromise on – like benchtop space or a pull-out pantry. Try to put dollar figures to every item. And remember that a beautiful, quality kitchen will always enhance the value of your home. You can use Kitchen Craftsmen’s Kitchen Renovation Cost Calculator for a budget estimate!
2. Pick a professional
3. Let appliances lead the way
4. Make little things a big deal
5. Workout your Workflow
Plan your layout with the ‘work triangle’ in mind. A kitchen’s busiest areas are the sink, cooking area, and fridge. Professional designers can help you get these areas in the most efficient spot. Their experience also ensures you take advantage of your kitchen’s shape and size to achieve an effortless workflow.
6. Don’t Skimp on Storage
Kitchen storage is everything, so pay attention to maximising any unused space with the latest in smart storage solutions. Think about a built-in pantry with shelves to store and access items easily. Or nifty corner drawers that use previously wasted space intelligently. Go for accessible storage for small appliances to keep precious benchtop space clear and tidy. For inspo, check out our recent blogs on kitchen cabinet organisation!
7. Have fun!
Get creative with colour, think about innovative flooring, be daring with a splashback, consider contrasting tiles and grouting tones. A kitchen is the beating heart of your home, so get seeing your special look come together perfectly.