The kitchen is the heart of the home where you gather ‘round with loved ones when making a homecooked meal or engage in conversation while serving drinks to your guests. It’s where memories are made, so it goes without saying a kitchen renovation can make a world of difference to your home.
From better functionality when moving around and cooking to increasing your home’s value for a future resell, a kitchen renovation is a smart move. And to ensure the project goes smoothly, here are our top kitchen renovation tips.
Tips for a kitchen renovation
1. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!
The first and most important kitchen renovation step is planning your kitchen renovation. Determine how much you are willing to spend and what your priorities are. Make a list of the features you want and need in your kitchen, and decide which ones are non-negotiable.
2. Hire your contractor
Once you hire your contractor, they will create a timeline and keep you in the loop with the renovation process.
Hiring a reputable contractor is essential for a successful kitchen renovation. Look for someone with experience, good references and proper licensing and insurance. You can compare several contractors to be sure of your final decision.
At Bespoke Renovations, we’re experts at transforming old and tired kitchens into a refreshed space you’ll look forward to coming home to. Our 10-year workmanship guarantee will give you peace of mind that you can count on our renovations to last for years to come.
3. Think accessible, energy-saving appliances
Don’t rush into buying your kitchen appliances. Consider your cooking and entertaining habits and budget when selecting appliances. Look for energy-efficient options that will save you money in the long run. And don't forget to measure the space where the appliances will go to ensure they fit.
4. Pick the best materials
A top tip for a kitchen renovation is to use top-quality, durable materials while staying true to your budget. Don't be afraid to mix and match materials for a unique look!
5. Design your space
Let your creative side run wild as you think about the layout of your kitchen, the flow of traffic and the placement of appliances. At Bespoke Renovations, our team will coordinate all aspects of your kitchen renovation from design to completion and will be more than happy to offer advice and guidance on the layout and design of your kitchen.
6. Keep it light and bright!
Consider the natural light in your kitchen and choose lighting fixtures that are functional, stylish and create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Also, light-coloured walls will keep your kitchen feeling light and airy.
7. Play around with flooring options
Choose a flooring option that complements the design of your kitchen renovation — popular options include bamboo, known for its moisture-resistant properties, or tile that can withstand spills, stains and heavy foot traffic easily.
8. Consider the plumbing
Plumbing is what ties together your kitchen renovation. Consider the placement of your sink, dishwasher and other plumbing fixtures when designing your space. Hire a licensed plumber to handle any necessary installations or repairs. And remember to account for the cost of plumbing when creating your budget!
9. Be strategic with storage
Opt for cabinets and shelving that can accommodate your storage needs. Think about creative storage solutions, such as pull-out drawers and corner cabinets that are accessible to work with you, not against you, when preparing your next meal.
10. Add the final touches
The final touches can make all the difference in a kitchen renovation. Add personal touches, such as an indoor succulent or cabinet knobs, to give your kitchen character. You can also add a backsplash for a pop of colour and texture.
Book your kitchen renovation with the experts at Bespoke Renovations
Renovating your kitchen can be daunting at first, but with the proper planning and execution and the right team on your side, it can be a truly rewarding experience. Having worked on kitchen renovations since 2014, our in-house team of interior designers, architects and contractors will ensure a seamless kitchen renovation from design to execution — our portfolio speaks for itself!