A kitchen facelift is a major household endeavor. Doing the right thing for the first time is what every homeowner aspires for when renovating the kitchen. But some are still prone to committing common mistakes. Here are some notes on preventing them:
The budget is a basic consideration when renovating a kitchen. This is very essential to set a realistic budget and work only around that amount. Avoid too much spending on renovation or you may be at risk of over capitalizing. A general rule is to spend only seven percent of what you shelled out for your home. As you stick to the budget, there also has to be flexibility in the expenses. Set your priorities, don’t push yourself to something that you cannot afford.
When taking measurement for your kitchen space, ensure you are doing it correctly. Double check everything. Wrong measurements can be burdensome and expensive especially when installing cabinetry, bench tops and appliances. You would not want to pay a good sum of money for correcting miscalculated kitchen space.
Do not be tempted to simply imitate the latest trends even if it does not fit your kitchen. You have to envision that the kind of renovation you want in your kitchen should last for a long period with a classic and timeless design as much as possible. If you want to apply the latest trends, employ them in areas that can easily be manipulated like feature walls or with ornaments.
Hiring the pro
Work with the professionals that you are happy with and truly trust. Before commencing the kitchen work, ask for written quotes and communicate with them what you really want. This will ensure that you don’t go over the budget and the allocated time for the renovation.
Many people are so focused on the overall kitchen design but they tend to forget the intricate details such as power points, lighting area, etc.Ensure that everything is detailed during the planning of the design stage. Consider how your appliances will work and will be moved around the kitchen.
It can be annoying to have kitchen that has insufficient storage space for the things you need to store. Plan ahead as you build plenty of storage for the appliances and other things for the kitchen. Think about what you need now and include your future requirements.
These include the appliances that you will be using daily such as the stove, the oven, the dishwasher, the fridge and the microwave. Ensure that these are within your reach and comfortably arranged near each other so it would not be hassle to locate them especially when you are preparing food.
Design with the kitchen users
The kitchen design must be user-friendly. Initially, think about the users of the kitchen or if there will be special requirements for the primary cook, elderly, children, entertainers, etc. There is no point having a kitchen with good design but is quite uncomfortable to use.
Whatever kitchen size or style you want, Rod’s Kitchens team can provide you with a design that suits your preferences and needs.
Rod’s staff provides kitchen designs, kitchen cabinets and kitchen makeovers in Sunny bank, the Southern suburbs and Brisbane. Their team of kitchen renovators and builders work hard to produce customized kitchens to suit the client’s individual needs.