Let’s keep it real – renovating any space in the house can be both an exciting and daunting task and even more so when it’s the “Heart of your Home – The Kitchen!”
Here are our 5 Essential tips for the perfect Kitchen Renovation.
The endless decision making that is involved – from planning your budget to choosing a design style and executing it, is an overwhelming task but we are here to share 5 essential tips to transform the “Heart of your Home” into a functional and aesthetically pleasing space that you’ll love spending time in.
Tip 1: Set Your Budget
Be realistic with how much you “can” spend on your kitchen renovation, as that would determine what you would want to accomplish in your new kitchen. It is also essential to keep in mind unexpected costs that may occur – a “golden rule of thumb” is setting aside 10-20% of your budget to cover unexpected challenges that are inevitable during the renovation process.
Tip 2: Determine Your Design Style
Deciding on a design style for your kitchen would be your next step- Would you want a traditional kitchen, a modern kitchen, or something in between? The best place to start would be collecting images from magazines, pinterest, instagram and interior design books and creating a moodboard to help visualise the design style, look and feel of your overall kitchen.
The projects in the Southern Highlands over the years have been a beautiful mix of traditional, modern country and modern contemporary design styles which are ever evolving!
Tip 3: Bring in a Professional Designer
Hiring a professional designer can assist with reducing the stress of the endless decisions during the renovation process. They can create a functional layout and choose the right materials, fixtures, appliances and lighting required for your new kitchen. They can liaise with tradesmen, project manage and most of all keep the project under budget while achieving your vision.
Tip 4: Choose Your Appliances, Fixtures and Lighting
When selecting appliances, fixtures and lighting, it is essential to keep in mind what you choose as they add value to your kitchen renovation. Choose fixtures that are of high- quality, durable and easy to clean. Small details such as handles and knobs add character to your kitchen. Lighting can create a sense of openness and function -under or overhead lighting, task lighting are a few options that can make your kitchen aesthetically pleasing.
Tip 5: Executing your renovation
Work with your professional designer to put together a timeline for your project as unexpected challenges can take place. Prompt regular communication is essential during the renovation process to avoid any mishaps.
After all the hard work, it’s time to enjoy your new kitchen! Contact our designers and renovation team at Good Space who can work closely with you to complete the perfect kitchen renovation! We service most of the beautiful Southern Highlands.