What do i need to know?
Where do i start?
1 Identify the need for renovating your kitchen
You may have decided to begin a kitchen renovation to improve the layout of your existing kitchen and update to the latest kitchen trends. You could own a rental property that needs a face lift to attract a larger market of tenants. Or your family may have grown and with it the need for a larger culinary space.
2 Determine your budget
Kitchens can range from around $10,000 to anywhere upwards of $100,000. Therefore it is YOU that will set the budget for your kitchen renovation. It is also YOU that will need to ensure you stick to that budget. A rough guide for how much to allocate is 5-20% of the value of your home.
3 Select the kitchen renovation option that suits your needs and budget.
You have options for your kitchen renovation, selecting the right one will be determined by your budget and why you want to renovate. You may choose a flat pack kitchen because it is the cheaper option or you may want a luxury kitchen design to compliment the rest of your designer home.
4 Choose a kitchen design company to help you plan and implement your kitchen renovation
Making design decisions can be tricky. So why not call in the experts. They have years of experience in selecting the right option to meet your needs and budget requirements.
5 Establish your available space
A kitchen design company will help you determine if you must remain within the confines of your existing kitchen or whether you can encroach into another area of your home thereby increasing your available space.
6 Decide what stays and what goes
You may have elements of your existing kitchen that can be reused or recycled into your kitchen renovation. This could save you money and allow you to spend more on other items; like appliances.
7 Work out your kitchen and household flow
A kitchen designer will help you establish how your family uses the kitchen. Do the children do their homework at the kitchen bench? Do you entertain while you prepare meals? Do you have multiple teenage boys raiding the fridge while you cook for your large family? These are all important questions that will impact the layout of your kitchen renovation.
8 Choose a kitchen design style
There are so many kitchen design styles to choose from. A professional designer will show you the best styles for your entire home and to suit your personality. You may decide on a Moroccan theme, farm-style, industrial or classic look.
9 Choose your appliances and fittings
Appliances can be hidden away or be a feature of your kitchen renovation. They can be inexpensive or can cost more than the combined total of the rest of your renovation. Knowing what to spend on and how to present it in your kitchen can be complicated. Your kitchen design company will help you make the right decisions for you home.
10 Renovate your kitchen!
Get started...your kitchen design company will design, order, create and install your kitchen renovation, leaving you to plan your next dinner party or family meal.