How to Renovate Your Kitchen
The kitchen is the centre point of the home, so it’s no real surprise that the kitchen is the most commonly renovated space in a house. In some instances, a modern kitchen renovation can increase the value of your home by tens of thousands of dollars.
For a kitchen renovation, cost varies greatly depending on a variety of factors, including kitchen size and whether you are going for a remodel or a complete renovation. You can generally expect to spend anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 on a kitchen renovation.
Because kitchen renovations are so costly, it is important to get it done right. That’s why the team at Park Road Timber and Hardware is here to help. We’ve put together a helpful list of tips for your next kitchen renovation project.
How to Get Your Kitchen Renovation Right
Even if you aren’t planning on working with a tight budget, examining your financial situation and determining how much you are willing to spend on your kitchen renovation is essential. As you plan out your renovation, try to keep below your budget total, otherwise, it can quickly get out of control. You aren’t guaranteed to make a profit off a renovation if you plan on selling your house, so keep your finances under control for the best experience.
It’s hard to know exactly what you want when starting your kitchen remodelling journey, so feel free to take inspiration from anywhere you can think of. When planning out your dream kitchen, it is always helpful to look at what is currently popular, tour some homes or even check out the kitchens of your friends. At Park Road Timber and Hardware, we have plenty of ideas and ways to get you inspired for your renovation.
Got your inspiration and know what you want your dream kitchen to look like? Then it’s time to get a designer involved. While you may have an idea of how everything should look in your head, you’ll likely need the help of a professional to get it on paper or on a computer. The key to any quality kitchen design is communication between you and the designer, so make sure you have a good connection with the person you’re working alongside.
Find a Contractor
Once your design is done, you can start getting contractors to take your kitchen renovation from a dream to reality. Communication remains an important part of the process even with contractors, so make sure that you are comfortable expressing any ideas or concerns with them. Both you and the contractor need to have a clear knowledge of what work is expected to be done before it begins.
Elements to Consider for Your Kitchen Renovation
Modern kitchens often have countertops made from stone or quartz, giving a luxe feel. Plastic laminate countertops are also becoming a popular choice with homeowners.
Almost always, the most expensive element of any kitchen renovation is the cabinets. Having the right cabinets makes a monumental difference to a kitchen design, but if you are on a tight budget, you may want to consider cabinet refinishing instead. Either way, with a modern touch to your cabinets, you’ll be that much closer to your dream kitchen.
Not every kitchen renovation involves replacing the floors, although most will, particularly if the kitchen layout has changed. When you’re renovating, it is a great time to consider whether you want to make a switch to hardwood floors, laminate or tiles.
Sink and Faucet
Your sink and faucet choice can bring the whole kitchen design together, so carefully consider what is going to complement the other elements you have chosen. Popular choices include stainless steel, chrome and cast iron.
When choosing appliances for your kitchen, it is important to consider both how they will look with your kitchen remodel and how well they function. First and foremost, appliances should be practical. There’s not much use in getting a stylish appliance if it doesn’t suit your day to day needs.
Lighting is an element of kitchen renovation that is often overlooked. It is important to consider what style will work best with your kitchen and whether it will provide enough light. Also consider how natural light will affect your new kitchen. Poor lighting can ruin a space, but good lighting can improve it tenfold.
How We Can Help With Your Kitchen Renovation
Whether you’re looking to do a small kitchen remodel or a complete overhaul of your large kitchen, Park Road Timber and Hardware is here to help. Our team of experts is here to offer advice or point you in the direction of any products you might need.
If you’re ready to start your next home renovation project, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team. You can give us a call on 03 9909 5397, or complete our online contact form and we’ll get back to you soon.