Kitchen Renovations – what to spend and consider

Your kitchen is the hub of your home and deserving of a great kitchen design. A functional and well thought out kitchen will add value to your home so it’s important to get your kitchen renovation right.

See these top tips from our kitchen design team for planning the perfect kitchen space.

Plan Your Zones

Zone planning will allow your kitchen to be designed around your lifestyle needs. This type of planning will ensure the features that you need for your lifestyle will be included in your kitchen design. From dining spaces and extra storage to gourmet appliances for entertaining, zoning is a really clever way of ensuring your kitchen becomes a multipurpose space.

Kitchen - Green

Invest In Quality Finishes

Quality finishes will never go out of style and are the quickest way to add value to your home. Many of the cabinet and bench top finishes available at the moment have great wow factor and there are also a range of unique products and accessories such as black sinks and tapware on the market.

Santorini Black Sink Kitchen Connection
Pictured: Santorini Sink From Oliveri

Get Innovative With Your Storage

Innovative storage is not only clever but a great resale point. Storage solutions such as the Blum draw system allow you to enjoy 100% visibility of your drawers and content and offer 55% more storage than a standard shelf.



Incorporate Tactile Surfaces Into Your Design

The increasing popularity of tactile surfaces is also a design trend that we are really enjoying at the moment. From timber stools to pattern or wood grain look bench tops and even tiled splash backs – there are many ways to add texture and layering into your kitchen design.

Task lighting is also a necessary element of every kitchen but with the range of designer pendants and lighting features now on the market, this is one area where you can get a bit creative and introduce different surfaces to your design without dating your kitchen.


Get A Handle On Your Budget

Before you explore any finishes and design features, however, make sure you have a handle on budget. It’s important to complete your kitchen renovation in line with the value of your property and what you can realistically afford.

You’ll need to find a balance between what you plan to spend and the value your new kitchen will add to your home.   To avoid over capitalising on your renovation, aim to spend between 4-6% of your property value or consult with a property professional before your commence your redesign.

You won’t want to over capitalise on your kitchen but there are great finance offers in the market which are worth exploring to ensure that you don’t scrimp on the important details.  If your kitchen doesn’t meet your needs, chances are you’ll be needing to update your kitchen sooner than if you invested in a quality design in the first place.

And of course – if in doubt, speak with a professional!  We offer free kitchen design consultations to our customers to help you work through these considerations and more.

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