Tips for Renovating your Kitchen

by Mama Chocolate on August 23, 2012

A kitchen should be a blank canvas, where wonderful creations can be made for your family. A cluttered, poorly designed kitchen with no bench space, however, produces quite the opposite results. While we may not always enjoying cooking, a beautifully designed kitchen can help us to be inspired for creating new dishes and yummy treats. If you’re tired of working in a space that isn’t big enough, has poor lighting or not enough cupboard space, check out these great kitchen renovation tips below and start creating your dream kitchen today!

Flooring

As with all other aspects of the house, you should always choose flooring that suits each particular room or area. In many homes, the kitchen experiences a high volume of foot traffic, so a durable flooring solution should be chosen. Builders commonly recommend either tiling or timber look flooring, as they are both hard-wearing and easy to clean. Unlike other flooring types, spills will be easily removed, helping to create a more hygienic environment for your family.

Bench Tops

Applying a new bench top to your cupboards can immediately transform your kitchen into the 21st Century. Quality quartz kitchen bench tops have become popular in many family households, as they provide a highly durable and easily cleanable surface. In comparison to many other options, high quality quartz bench tops are very hygienic, perfect for when children are in the kitchen.

Storage

The right storage solutions in your kitchen can be the difference between a cluttered mess and organised perfection. In more recent years, kitchen storage options have come a long way, with great solutions such as the ‘utility tower’, which makes the most out of a small space. Choose cupboards that have been purposely built for particular kitchen goods, such as drawers for pots and pans. Having an organised kitchen will allow you to be more efficient and have more fun.

Lighting

Lighting is crucial in the kitchen, particularly when you’re piping that final touch onto your child’s birthday cake. If you have the chance to update your lighting during your kitchen renovations, look for an energy efficient design which produces great light quality. LED down lights are very popular in more modern kitchens, particularly with families, as they are a safe and environmentally friendly option. Remember; if you are updating your lights always employ the services of a professional builder or electrician.

Appliances

As the final touch to completing your newly renovated kitchen, splurge a little and purchase new appliances. Your modernised kitchen will not have the same affect if you still have your old, rusted refrigerator and cooktop. Quality appliances are not only more aesthetically pleasing, but they are also much safer, allowing you to rest at ease when the kids are in the kitchen.

Author Bio

Lauren is an interior decorator from Brisbane, Australia. She has recently spent time renovating her own kitchen but if you a building a new home she recommends putting a lot of thought into the kitchen so you don’t feel the need to renovate 5 years later. Lauren says that there are many house builders Brisbane has to offer that are happy accommodate your needs.

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Michael Dwenn August 28, 2012 at 4:16 am

I would just add one thought: if you have babies or kids, it may be a good idea to make the kitchen baby-proof along with the renovation, as it is easier to install the safety tools if the kitchen has already fallen into pieces.
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