5 Factors to Consider Before You Start a Kitchen Renovation

5 Factors to Consider Before You Start a Kitchen Renovation
January 25, 2016 Steven

When it comes to kitchen renovations, Perth homeowners are likely to already be aware that the process can be disruptive for the entire house. For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of our home, so when the room is out of action for days, it can be a real pain. However, you can reduce this inconvenience and frustration by considering these five factors before you start.

Your Budget:

Many homeowners make the costly mistake of not setting a budget before they begin to consider their kitchen renovations. Perth homeowners will find that neglecting their budget can very quickly lead to costs spiralling out of control. Unless you have bottomless pockets, you are likely to need to make some compromises for your kitchen renovations. By setting your budget in advance, you can prioritise the most important aspects of your new kitchen to ensure that you are happy with the end result and the final bill.

Finalise Your Plan:

Although you may have a good idea of what you would like your finished renovation to look like, before you make a start you need to finalise your plan. It is only by finalising your design will you be able to uncover any potential issues such as the need to move appliances or plumbing, which will incur additional costs.

Flooring:

Most people get so carried away choosing new cabinets and accessories that they totally forget about flooring. However, it is very likely that your new cabinets will have a different footprint to the existing units, meaning your flooring will also need to be updated. You will also need to consider whether your existing flooring will coordinate with your new cabinets and colour scheme. New flooring can be quite pricey, so it will need to be factored into your budget before you make your final purchase decisions.

The Theme and Style:

Before you start buying new accessories, you need to have a clear idea of your theme and style. Are you going for a sleek modern design or a character filled traditional design? Unless you have a clear picture, you could end up with a mish-mash eclectic look that doesn’t blend together seamlessly. Your chosen design should complement the decor in the rest of your home and have a timeless design. You may regret choosing hot pink cabinets in six months time, especially if they clash with the decor in your lounge room!

Don’t Forget Lighting:

The right lighting can have a massive impact on the overall aesthetics and functionality of your new kitchen. LED and other energy efficient lighting solutions can not only reduce your electricity costs but make your kitchen shine. Although lighting can be costly, it is vital to complete the overall renovation.

If you are considering kitchen renovations Perth homeowners should contact us. We can offer a wide selection of custom solutions for your kitchen renovation. Our team would be happy to discuss your design ideas and help you to achieve your ideal kitchen. We would also be delighted to address any queries you may have or answer any questions.