Did you know that a kitchen renovation can add up to 6% to your property’s overall value? Not only this, but it can also drastically improve the look and functionality of one’s home and that can often be more than enough to start planning that dream kitchen renovation.
Here is a compilation of six things you should consider before getting started.

1. What are your kitchen goals?

 What are you trying to achieve with your kitchen renovation? Are you sick of how outdated your kitchen looks? You do not have enough storage options? Or you want to improve how functional your kitchen is? And before drafting any plans, thought should also be given to the desired style, design and colour palette to form a cohesive kitchen.
The team at Collaroy Kitchen can work with you from start to finish with your kitchen renovation to ensure you are checking off these points so you will end up with the kitchen of your dreams.
Tip! Make a list of things you do not like about your current kitchen, and this will give you an opportunity to think about what you would like to see in the new one.

2. Budget

 Before planning your kitchen renovation, you should set a realistic budget – with most complete renovations varying between $30,000 to $50,000. You need to be prepared for costs such as:

  • Demolition of old kitchen
  • Materials
  • Appliances
  • Labour

3. Layout

 Depending on your needs and preferred style, there are various layout options to choose from when renovating your kitchen. Since the kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in a house, consideration needs to be given to ensuring the layout maximises space therefore helping to reduce potential hazards and clutter. You should also contemplate the distance between main fixtures and appliances – a great way to walk through this is to roleplay a typical night in the kitchen and working out which where to situate your stove and sink.

Here are three examples of common kitchen layouts:

U-shaped kitchen

L-shaped kitchen

Galley kitchen

4. Appliances 

Many leave their appliance shopping until last minute, but we would not want you to make the same mistake. In general, people spend around 20% of the kitchen renovation budget on appliances, and here are top things to consider when sourcing appliances:

  • Dimensions
  • Look
  • Brand
  • Quality
  • Features
  • Energy efficiency

5. Logistics

 For some properties, you may require approval from strata to get the green light for your impending kitchen renovation. Also, do not forget to consider the plumbing and electrical aspects, is your sink area being moved? Are you changing where your power points are? All need to be taken into consideration in the kitchen design stage.

6. Seeing the professionals

 If you want that perfect kitchen for you and your family where you will be able to enjoy the space for years to come, investing in professional help can be your best option.
Collaroy Kitchen is here to help you design, build, and enjoy your kitchen renovation. Backed by our famous 10-year warranty, we are confident to take on board you and your family’s needs to ensure no details are left out in your next kitchen. Feeling inspired? For an obligation-free consultation, come by for a chat or simply call us at Collaroy Kitchen to see what we can do for you.

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