Kitchen renovations can seem daunting and overwhelming. There are many different aspects to the kitchen and plenty of ways to change things, whether it is a basic change or a more extreme change like completely gutting it and starting new. Where then do you begin? What is the best approach to starting your renovation?
Here are some things to consider when thinking about beginning a renovation
· Decide what it is you are looking to renovate.
There are many different things that complete the kitchen, and many ways to change it up. You can look for simple changes such as painting the walls, or changing out the kitchen lights, to much more dramatic ones such as over-hauling the whole kitchen. Are you looking to renovate just the appliances? This alone can change the look and feel of the kitchen all by itself.
· Set your budget – Plan your room
Perhaps you can quite decide where to begin, then maybe the best way to begin is in deciding how much time or cost you are seeking to put into the kitchen renovation. Our kitchen is often the heart of the home so it makes sense as a place to renovate and it can also be a great way to add value to your property (if you are looking at selling or thinking about it as a possibility down the road); therefore, knowing how much you can and are willing to invest into the renovation can give you a better idea of where to begin and what renovations you can afford to complete in your home.
· Renovation or Restoration?
With that said, if you are seeking something smaller scale, you can change out the fixtures on the cabinets, or even the cabinet doors themselves. Little changes can make a big difference in the feel of the kitchen. On a small scale, you can also consider just repainting the cabinet doors to refresh and give them a new life. It really is up to you as to what you are looking to accomplish as to where to begin and what steps you will need to undertake.
Larger scale renovations can mean completely changing the layout of the cabinets, switching out the countertop for something new and modern. Creating new or improved kitchen islands. Installing a new style or type of kitchen flooring. The list goes on.
In all honesty, the best place to begin is often just in the planning stages or talking walking through different kitchen showcases to see what it is that you are really looking to get out of the renovation, as well as an idea of the money that is potentially involved in the renovation and the types of materials you are hoping to include.
Are you wanting to change it all, or just some things? Knowing ahead of time will save you time, money and big frustrations down the road. If you are still struggling with where to begin your kitchen renovation, or have your ideas already in mind, Wonderful Kitchens would love to help you create your dream. With 2 different locations in Sydney, drop by one today and let our staff help get your kitchen renovation started. Visit our website www.wonderfulkitchens.com.au for more information.