When doing a kitchen renovation, there is little to no room for error. A kitchen is one of the most highly regarded spaces in a house, as it is among the most occupied rooms. Kitchens are commonly the first space to get renovated, whether you live in a house with an old and tired kitchen or you had just purchased a house with a kitchen that does not suit your needs.
There are many things to do when planning for a kitchen renovation. Here are a few ideas.
Consider a quick renovation
Look into making a few quick upgrades if a complete overhaul seems too big a project. You may use more energy-efficient appliances such as cooktops, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Replacing benchtops, cupboard doors, drawers, and lighting fixtures can also give your kitchen a more modern look. A fresh coat of paint might help modernise your kitchen as well.
Look at your flooring options
Keep safety and maintenance in mind when choosing materials for your kitchen floor. Your kitchen will likely be a frequently used space, so you need durable flooring that can resist damage from traffic and dropped heavy objects. You also want a material that is easy to clean so you need not worry about spillage.
Optimise your layout
Make sure that you have ample space in the right places. Plan space for setting down items on either side of your cooking area. You also need space for food preparation. Consult a professional to ensure that you have an ergonomic kitchen layout for good workflow. You want to function easily in your kitchen, from food preparation to waste disposal.
You also need to consider your entire home’s layout. If you have an open-plan space, you will need to integrate the kitchen as part of the living area.
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