Things to consider before a Kitchen Renovation
Renovating or remodelling your kitchen can be a very rewarding project so it’s definitely not a small task and requires proper planning. Here a few factors to consider before you start your new kitchen.
All about the material
The first thing you should really ask yourself is, what do you want to achieve from this renovation? Why do you want or need a new kitchen? Do you need a larger cooking area? Do you want a larger kitchen space? Or does your kitchen just look or feel outdated? Figuring out what you want to achieve will make the process of achieving it easier.
What do you have in mind?
Kitchen designs have become so varied and versatile in modern times so it’s important to decide what look and feel you are after. Hop online, read magazines, find examples you like and start creating mood boards. You will also need to think about whether the design will work in the space you have or if it will match the rest of your house.
To expand or not expand?
Before you knock out any walls or rearrange any affected rooms, consider whether you need the extra space. An expansion can heavily affect your design and costs so it’s worth figuring out the most effective methods for creating that extra space for your kitchen. Expanding your kitchen could easily be accomplished just by utilising existing piping, vents, wiring, etc. or designing space around your appliances.
Minor details, major differences
Every little detail in your kitchen will affect its overall look and feel. From larger factors such as your appliances to the smaller details including your taps or cabinet handles. Compare different colours and finishes for faucets, taps, appliances, etc. to find the best match to the theme of your kitchen. Even consider light sources including window sizes for natural lighting or how you could utilise different layers of light.
Another important factor to consider before your kitchen renovation is simply whether it’s worth it or not? For what it’s going to cost you, will you achieve the kitchen that you’re after? It’s important to make sure your renovation is an investment that will add value to your home. Keep a strict budget and plan your kitchen well before going ahead. A kitchen renovation can be costly and is no small project so always consider hiring experts to help you plan and execute your dream.
From beginning to end, let the team at Total Kitchens help you with your next kitchen renovation.