7 Simple Kitchen Renovation Ideas To Make Your Space Look Expensive
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Oh for the quiet country life. A home in Rouse Hill is perfect for young professionals with young families. But when your taste exceeds your kitchen renovation budget, it’s time to dial up the out of the box thinking.
Your kitchen leads the rooms in your home where decorative trickery can deliver a massive optical impact. Today, most kitchen fit-outs come in standardised forms and sizes.
But kitchen cabinets aren’t the sole kitchen fixture where individuality is the key to making the most of your space. Here, are 7 design ideas for creating a luxury champagne impression on a hamburger kitchen design budget that won’t blow out your kitchen renovation costs.
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.
1. Floor Plans Rule
In the beginning, there was a floor plan. The work triangle, the gap from your refrigerator, stove and the sink should be as compact as possible for the perfectly laid out kitchen.
One rule of thumb says your refrigerator should be nearer to the kitchen door, as it’s the main destination in your kitchen and generates the most foot traffic.
2. Understand When To Splash The Cash
After flooring and cabinetry, the backsplash area consumes the greatest amount of your kitchen’s visual footprint. So, make sure it counts!
Backsplashes are a great opportunity to unleash your personal style without busting your budget. They’re typically sufficiently compact to not to need a pile of materials, so they won’t play havoc with your kitchen remodel costs but they pack a splashy visual punch.
3. Floor Your Visitors
Kitchen flooring is where faux walks the talk. Gorgeous 12-inch ceramic tiles can add the luxe look to your kitchen. If you feel you must go with wooden floors to maximize an open layout and complement the rest of your home, lay your flooring on the diagonal for a striking effect.
Gutting your existing kitchen isn’t always cheap or easy but it will improve your daily lives.
4. Height Does Matter
When in doubt, opt for 42-inch upper cabinets unless you live in Hobbiton. Those higher models are way sexier options than their 36-inch tall competitors. Plus, those extra six inches translates into a lot of storage space.
5. The Design Devil Is In The Details
Hardware is often under-rated. It is one area where you can unlock a big payoff for splurging your hard-earned dollars. Swapping out your kitchen hardware can lend a dash of subtle upmarket elegance.
6. Lights, Camera, Action!
When we enter a kitchen for the first time we inevitably look at the ceiling and take in the lighting. Hence, sublime light fittings positioned over a breakfast nook or a kitchen island and of course, your sink can add a dash of sparkle to your kitchen’s visual impact.
Kitchen lighting should never be pedestrian. Take the time to position your light fittings to direct the eye to your kitchen’s core features such as an island while the work preparation zones enjoy secondary lighting.
7. Think Durability
There’s little point in refreshing a kitchen area only to have wear and tear erode its impact. Think long-term durability. Look for finishes and material that will wear better and longer. Similarly buy the best-quality appliances, fixtures and sittings you can afford.
Remember to look for great value buys at seconds or factory outlets. Alternatively, wait for sales and always shop on quality, warranty finish and price when buying kitchen fittings.
Talk To A Professional
Some of the best money you can spend is on hiring an experienced kitchen designer. Download our Kitchen Renovation Design Guide and Checklist for a host of fabulous planning ideas.
Whichever design approach you opt for, stay on top of your kitchen renovation budget with our kitchen renovation cost calculator.