Kitchen Renovations – What to think about when renovating

Thinking about renovating your kitchen? There are many aspects to take into consideration when planning a kitchen reno.

How do you use your kitchen?

Kitchens today are increasingly multi-purpose areas often playing the part of the living room, home office, and entertainment area at the same time as playing its usual role as your homes cooking and food preparation domain. The kitchen is quickly and conveniently becoming the hub of the home.  It is necessary to consider these aspects when deciding on the details of your kitchen renovation.

Questions you need to ask yourself when planning your kitchen in order to ensure it is customised for your needs:

What is my budget?
Can you afford that marble benchtop you’ve always wanted?

What colour palette will work well with the rest of my home?
Will this palette effect the lighting or mood of your kitchen intern affecting the comfort of your kitchen in general use or when entertaining.

Is there adequate ceiling lighting?  
Do I need extra benchtop lighting under cupboards or in the pantry?

What kind of cooktop and oven do I need?
Gas or electric?

Have I considered the importance of design in creating a user friendly kitchen?
Can you navigate your kitchen efficiently? Do you want an island bench to increase dinning and storage space? Do you need a walk in pantry or will the space be better used for something else?  Do you have enough bench space for food preparation? Do you want to be able to watch the TV when you are cooking?

Is my kitchen in the best location in my house?
Is it close to your entertaining area? Do you need an outdoor kitchen for backyard parties? Do you need to consider window positions to keep an eye on the kids in the backyard?

Do I entertain a lot?
Will a double sink be beneficial for dish space or will I just use a dishwasher?

Which aesthetic features are important to me?
Do you want your appliances (e.g. dishwasher and fridge) to be visible or hidden to retain the aesthetics of your overall design? Do you want the rangehood to be a feature or would you prefer extra storage space? What kind of splash back do you want?

These are just a few of the many aspects needing to be considered to make you kitchen the most warm and inviting place in your home. For more information or for ideas or design tips, please feel free to contact the professionals here at Prominade for your Brisbane Kitchen Renovation on 1800 992 629.