Baulkham Hills is a beautiful suburb up and coming suburb. It offers sizeable blocks, lush green lawns, and a great local shopping centre. Popular with professionals and families with kids, it’s a very safe and family-friendly area.
So, if you enjoy your Baulkham Hills lifestyle and you’re planning to renovate your kitchen, there are some simple rules of thumb to keep your renovation stress-free. For a hassle-free renovation experience that will repay your investment, avoid these common remodelling pitfalls.
Kitchen Renovation A Investment
Making Your Kitchen Renovation A Savvy Investment
Renovating your kitchen can add value to your home as well as adding to your lifestyle. By combining attention to detail with a custom design and attractive kitchen appliances, your new kitchen can pay off for you for years to come.
By keeping five simple tips in mind before you dive into your kitchen renovation, you’ll avoid some common mistakes and save yourself time, money and frustration.
Planning Repays Your Time
Your first step is to map out a draft floor plan. Think about your family’s lifestyle and your likely needs.
Ask yourself how often you cook? What sort of meal do you typically prepare? How many people do you regularly cook for? How much storage space will you need?
If a lack of storage space has been a problem, a custom design can incorporate smart kitchen cabinets to create greater storage space.
For inspiration, download our Kitchen Renovation Design Guide and Checklist. It will provide you with a host of fabulous planning ideas and examples of materials.
Budgeting Your Kitchen Renovation Costs
Next, consider what kitchen appliances are “Must-Have’s’ and what are “Nice-to-Have.” Do your research; compare floor plans, materials and appliances. Check out our kitchen renovation cost calculator, managing your kitchen renovation costs is half the renovation battle!
Once you have your answers to these questions, you’re ready to tackle your dream kitchen renovation!
Here are our top 5 all-too-common kitchen renovation mistakes
Avoid making them and you’ll find your kitchen renovation will move smoothly forward to completion.
- Choosing Your Appliances Last
Most of us have a wish list of kitchen appliances in our head. No point diving into a total kitchen makeover, then discovering you can’t fit everything into your floor plan.
Its way easier to select countertops and cabinet designs to fit your preferred brand of appliances, such as your stovetop, oven, refrigerator and dishwasher, rather than attempting to do the other way around.
- Not Budgeting Effectively (Or At All)
Your budget is the beating heart of your kitchen renovation. Clarify what features of your new kitchen are important and what materials you want to use. Then allocate your budget accordingly. Remember the rule of thumb is kitchen cabinets usually absorb one-third of your average kitchen renovation budget.
When budgeting, include every component of your design, from appliances to bench-top finishes, plumbing, flooring and hardware.
- Flying Solo
Even if you happen to be an experienced DIY type, get a free consultation from kitchen design experts before you start your project. An experienced kitchen design team can offer advice on the latest trends, help identify costs and recommend ideas to fine-tune your design.
- Slipping Up On Storage
Don’t overlook storage ideas. Compact pantry layouts, retractable or pull out drawers, drawer dividers, or lazy Susans not only optimise your kitchen’s available space, but their space-saving efficiency will also save you money further down the road.
Smart storage options will also help keep your gleaming new countertops clutter-free.
- Losing Sight Of Workflow
Every kitchen’s busiest areas are the food preparation area, your refrigerator stove and sink. Ensure these areas are sited efficiently and your appliances are easy to access and enjoy plenty of elbowroom.
Book A Consultation Today!
We understand how to get the best result for your kitchen renovation. Our vision is to provide you with a kitchen renovation that helps you enjoy a healthier, happier, life.
So, if you are looking for a kitchen renovation in Baulkham Hills, don’t be shy and give us a call on 0432 147 405 today to discuss your dream kitchen and obtain a free kitchen renovation quote.