Undertaking a kitchen renovation should be an exciting experience – resulting in the creation of a space you’ve always dreamed of. It’s a chance to make your home unique – especially suited to you and your family’s needs.
At All Seasons Home Improvements, we want to make your experience of renovating stress free and enjoyable – not to mention creating a beautiful space for you to enjoy for years to come. All Seasons Home Improvements are Cairns’ local experts in kitchen renovations and are here to help you tackle your next kitchen project with these tips.
Take The Time To Plan Your Kitchen Renovation
Planning is a key part of starting a kitchen renovation. It is important not only to decide what you want, but also to figure out a budget, timeline and plan of attack.
Having a clear goal in terms of design, budget and timeline will set you up for a stress free kitchen renovation and can really help you enjoy the process, not mention ensuring that the result is everything you hoped for.
Study Your Current Kitchen Before Your Renovation
Spend the time looking at what set up you currently have.
What do you love? What would you like to change?
As you start to plan your kitchen renovation, it’s easy to imagine changing everything at once and miss the details of your current space that work well – for example, do you love having an island bench with a cooktop on it? Do you wish you had a walk in pantry? Put together a wish list of things you can’t live without and then a list of optional extras. From here, you can prioritise those items that are must haves and pick and choose from the extras, based on things like budget or space available.
Make Function A Priority
Figure out your work triangle – sink, fridge, and stove. The concept is a general guideline for creating a certain proximity and distance between the three main kitchen work sites: the sink, fridge and stove. Consider this when laying out your new plans.
Maximise your storage – The kitchen has to accommodate everything from the storage of dry ingredients through to fresh food, herbs, cooking oils, crockery, cleaning materials and cooking utensils such as pots and pans. Think about how best to store kitchen items before designing your layout to ensure you have accounted for everything you will need to put away.
Never underestimate the amount of counter space you will need. By the time you have appliances, dishes, dinner preparation and general debris from a busy home laid out on your counters, the more space, the better.
Use Your Existing Plumbing System
Moving plumbing fixtures can be an expensive addition to your kitchen renovation. From added labour and material costs, plumbing can add significant cost to your project.
If your existing system is in good condition and you are happy with the layout it dictates, consider planning your renovation around its current position. This can leave room in your project budget for things like appliances and finishes.
Choose Your Appliances
Another expensive element is your appliance choices. Make decisions early about the size and layout of your appliances. These decisions will inform the layout of your space and allow you to decide where electrical work needs to go, which is all best done at the beginning of your kitchen renovation.
Ask The Kitchen Renovation Experts
It’s easy to get overwhelmed when taking on a large project like a kitchen renovation. Whether a stand alone remodel or part of a larger home renovation, collaborating with a team of experts is a must.
As a specialist renovation company, the team at All Seasons Home Improvements are experienced and trusted in renovating kitchens in Cairns and Far North Queensland. Delivering a high standard of professionalism and quality, we will work with you to create your vision. From the moment you contact us, until your kitchen or home renovation is complete, we ensure our customers are filled with confidence and certainty that their renovation is in the very best hands. And once your home is complete, we guarantee our quality of work for years to come.
Ready to create your dream kitchen? All Seasons Home Improvements are ready to help you take the first steps towards designing and renovating.
Give our customer service team a call today or drop into our Cairns showroom to discuss your ideas. We will be happy to be a part of your next kitchen renovation.
Get in touch with us today on (07) 4033 1566.