Signing on the dotted line and committing yourself fully to a kitchen renovation is a major decision, financially and emotionally. Once the deed is done it’s done, there’s no going back.
If functionality and aesthetics are important to you, here are a few tips to keep in mind when planning a kitchen renovation
· Design to purpose:
How you want to use your kitchen is going to be a major point to consider. If you’d like to incorporate an area where the kids can do their homework while you cook, or add dining space for entertaining guests, consider a layout that’ll suit your lifestyle.
Simply following a trend won’t cut it if your kitchen doesn’t suit its purpose as the heart of your home.
· Make the most of your budget:
A kitchen renovation runs into the thousands in terms of a budget, and how you spend that money is going to be very important. There will be areas that may mean a bit of a trade-off in order to cut costs and still have that dream kitchen, but that’s where professionals like ProReno can assist you in making informed decisions.
Before you head for your first meeting, make up your must-have list and wish-list so that it’ll be easier to focus on sticking within your budget.
Letting go of what you wish you could have is a lot easier than letting go of what you must have in your dream kitchen.
· Pay close attention to layout:
The layout of your kitchen is essential. You want everything that opens and closes to do so as it should, without battling to get to it because there’s a cupboard or countertop in the way! A beautiful new fridge or stove that doesn’t open properly is going to defeat the purpose of functionality.
The only way to make sure that your kitchen will function the way you want it to is to work with a kitchen specialist to design the right layout to suit the space.
· Storage essentials:
Few rooms in the home can be as cluttered as a kitchen can be, especially when there’s not enough storage. You need to consider what your storage options are in terms of functionality, style and comfort.
Getting to pots and pans, kitchen utensils, cutlery and crockery with ease is going to be central to your plans for storage. Ingredients also need to be within easy reach, and then there are some that you may like to store in an easily accessible pantry.
Good lighting is essential in the kitchen. You need to be able to see what you’re doing, whether it’s chopping, measuring or looking for settings on the stove or other kitchen appliances.
Under-cabinet lighting is great if you’d like to shed a little more light in areas of the kitchen that are used mostly in food preparation. Lighting also adds to the ambiance of a stylish, warm and inviting kitchen.
Less is not more when it comes to lighting in the kitchen!
Feeling overwhelmed by it all?
Your kitchen is the most lived-in room in the home, and it also adds to the resale value of your home if you intend to sell at a later stage, which makes it an even greater challenge to make sure that no detail is missed.
ProReno makes an awesome contribution to kitchen renovations in Johannesburg and Pretoria with their personal hands-on service, taking every client from design to installation cost-effectively and efficiently.
Master craftsmanship, ethical business practices, market-related prices and superb hands-on customer service makes ProReno the first team to call when you’re ready to turn your dream kitchen into a reality.