Is your kitchen in drastic need of a face lift, so kitchen renovations are always on your mind? We are no longer living in the 60s, unfortunately beehives and floral numbers are no longer trendy (disappointing we know!). With the change in fashion comes a change in house designs. Vinyl and vibrant colours are a thing of the past and bright whites, neutral wood and marble have taken over. You’re probably thinking – hmm maybe my kitchen needs an upgrade? We are here to help. Here’s our tips on beginning your journey to your dream kitchen renovation.
Plan, Plan and More Planning
You can never plan too much! It’s what saves you from finishing a project and wishing you had made different decisions. We know that you’re probably extremely excited to get your kitchen renovation project started as soon as possible, but it’s important not to rush into the process without a solid plan. Renovations can be costly, and they are an investment in your property – so take the planning stage seriously.
Considering the small details is crucial to designing a functional kitchen space. For instance, thinking about the placement of the utensil draws from the stove top and the power points to where you plan on keeping appliances such as kettles and toasters. These often go unnoticed in the process of designing, but they are critical to maximising the functionality of your kitchen.
The best part about designing a kitchen is the ability to customise your space to suit your personal needs. We recommend taking notes in the months leading up to how you can optimise your space. Will you need a double sink, or extra storage? Will the storage space need to be big or small? Start planning that all out now!
The quality of the materials you use in your home is not something to take lightly; it’s one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to your kitchen renovations. Deciding where to invest your money is overwhelming and getting expert advice from the team at Purcell Homes is recommended. Choosing materials of high quality can end up saving you some serious dollars in the long run, as you aren’t having to worry about replacing them down the track. Low-quality cheap material will need replacing in a significantly shorter time than using premium materials. The cost of replacement and installation adds up and can outweigh the initial cost of choosing high quality products.
Budgeting is a critical component of renovating your kitchen. The cost can add up when you are choosing premium-priced products to maximise your quality. We recommend using recycled materials where possible and investing in sustainable practices which save you money in the long run. Maybe there’s an element of your previous kitchen which can be upcycled to save you some money. Even thinking about your energy and water efficiency will save you money down the track, even just considering LED bulbs for your kitchen lights can have a significant difference in your house, and in the environment. LED lights use about 75% less energy than regular bulbs, and last longer, which limits how many end up in landfill.
Optimise your space with storage
STORAGE!!! We cannot stress how important utilising storage space is. Ensuring there is a place for everything you own as well as space for your kitchen to grow and expand as you purchase new kitchen appliances and utensils. There’s nothing worse than buying the latest and greatest kitchen product and having nowhere to store it, even just the hassle of buying a cereal box and it not fitting in any of your cupboards.
If you’re planning a kitchen renovation in your Gold Coast home, Purcell Homes can pave the way to your dream kitchen. We have years of experience in managing trades, deliveries, client communications, architects, engineers, and everything in between. Get in touch with us today by calling 0430 370 089 or send an email to [email protected]