Renovating your kitchen is a big deal, with some experts suggesting that this one room accounts for 10 percent of your home’s value. A new kitchen can completely transform the interior of your house, but before diving in head first, think about what you want and need to make the most of this space. With 25 years’ experience in Tauranga, talking about your plans with the specialists at The Renovation Company is a good place to start.
Your Particular Kitchen Needs
First and foremost, what do you want out of your kitchen? Is it a place for boisterous family gatherings or a room where order and efficiency is paramount? Consider your family size and the kitchen’s use over the course of an average day – will an island bench with stools, a cosy kitchen nook or a double oven suit you best? By beginning with what you’re asking your kitchen to do, you’ll have a good idea of how to approach renovating the space.
Timeless Style and Current Trends
With the kitchen being one of the more expensive rooms to renovate, it’s unlikely that you will take on this project again in a hurry. There are stunning kitchen trends out there, but it’s all about balancing timeless kitchen elements with what’s currently in vogue. Before you get set one a particular style, ask yourself: will this still be fashionable in five, ten, fifteen years?
Along with a timeless look, it’s worth future-proofing the functionality of your kitchen too. Today, you might have a busy house full of kids and teens, but do you plan to stay in this house when you are retired empty-nesters? If you renovate a kitchen so that it is easy to use, it’ll help you stay in your home longer down the track.
Unsurprisingly, the extent of your kitchen renovation depends on your budget. It will determine things like kitchen cabinetry and benchtop, which appliances you can buy and which lighting you can hang. The team at The Renovation Company in Tauranga can certainly create magical kitchens on a limited budget, but knowing how much money you can spend is always necessary before making any big kitchen renovation decisions.
While plumbing and electricity will largely determine the layout of your kitchen, other elements – like cabinetry and benchtops – are easier to alter. Renovation specialists can see the potential in a space that might look limited to the untrained eye, so it’s a great idea to tell us if you have a dream for your kitchen that seems impossible.
The Nitty Gritty – Benchtops, Appliances and Cabinetry
Once style, layout and budget are all accounted for, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty of the kitchen. Choosing whether you want a benchtop that’s concrete or stone, shopping for new ovens and rangehoods, and choosing between timber or lacquered cabinetry is a fun and very visual part of the kitchen renovation process.
Towards the end of your kitchen renovation plan, consider if there are any opportunities to really make the kitchen your own unique space. We love customised kitchen elements like bespoke backsplashes, personal artwork and interesting tapware.
Ready to start a kitchen renovation in your Tauranga home? Talk to the experts at The Renovation Company today.