Your new kitchen is a beautiful investment, so you need to make sure it lasts a long time. You’ve worked, planned and saved hard, so it’s important that it lives up to your expectations and fulfills your dreams!
We understand that all the decision-making involved in this project can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve taken the time to list out 5 of our top tips for making sure you get a kitchen that will stand up to the wear and tear and constant demands of everyday family life.
Your cabinetry is one of the most obvious elements of your kitchen design, and it will go a long way towards the longevity of your renovation. Of course, your budget is going to be the biggest deciding factor when it comes to materials and finishes, however we recommend that you purchase the best that your money will buy. The cash you put towards your cabinetry will impact on the amount and flexibility of storage areas, the functionality of your work zones, and even the layout of your kitchen.
There’s a lot of cabinetry options out there on the market, from DIY kits available from your local hardware supplier, to bespoke solutions provided by quality kitchen designers such as Wonderful Kitchens. Remember, if you want your kitchen to stand the test of time and use, it’s worth putting the extra into your cabinets – cheap cabinets are often prone to wobbling and falling apart!
Your benchtop is one of the unsung heroes of the kitchen – it is a surface that is used for everything from rolling pastry, to doing puzzles with your children or grandchildren (sound familiar anyone?!) It’s important to take your time about choosing a quality countertop.
There are plenty of products available, from high-end options such as marble or granite, through to the more budget-friendly laminate alternatives. Think about the activities that will be performed in your kitchen and choose a benchtop material accordingly. You may even choose to install a more durable option in high-use areas, and a cheaper one in low-use areas.
How many times per day do you open the drawers and cupboards in your kitchen? You won’t regret spending the money on quality hardware – hinges, drawer handles/knobs and drawer runners are all items that directly impact on the functionality and longevity of your kitchen.
The kitchen is a high traffic area, so the material used for flooring is important. Consider the demands of your lifestyle and choose flooring accordingly. If you require something that will withstand heavy wear and tear, you may consider tiles, vinyl, polished concrete or solid wood.
A good quality oven, dishwasher, range hood and cook-top will make meal prep a breeze! These appliances will also add value to the resale value of your home, should you decide to sell down the track.
The team at Wonderful Kitchens specialises in crafting kitchens to suit every lifestyle and every budget. Call us today on 02 9772 2988 and talk to one of our sales members about your new kitchen!