The 10 things to consider before renovating your kitchen.
Decide what you want to achieve
Before you start ripping out your kitchen, it’s important to know exactly what you want to achieve from your renovation. Are you looking to add a purely aesthetic change to your space. Perhaps you want to add functionality? Or maybe you want the space you’re in to better reflect your lifestyle. Whatever your purpose, we are here to cater all your kitchen needs.
Visualize your decor
Collect samples of colours, textures and furniture that you want to exhibit in your new and improved space. Keep this mood board handy, so you can stick to a central theme when making every decision about your kitchen. This will ensure you don’t have any colliding aspects, remember a kitchen is a costly investment. If you need help identifying your style then come speak with us thats why we are here!
Choose timeless trends
Another thing to be wary of is choosing timeless trends that won’t age or date. The last thing you want is to spend time and effort on a renovation that is going to be out of date in a few years’ time.
Don’t forget about the details
When renovating your dream kitchen, it can be easy to overlook the fine details, as the tradesmen and contractors you hire won’t pay any attention to these. The true beauty of designing a new space is in the exquisite details, so make sure you consider those smaller styling elements as well.
Choose fitting appliances
It is vital that you choose appliances that go with the rest of your decor and your overall theme. These days, there are a wide range of colours and styles of appliances you can choose from, and more often than not you can choose appliance sets, so they will all be matching.
Timing is key
It’s important to be mindful of the order in which each step of the renovation process is carried out. We will make sure that you have a good understanding of the process and work with you to make sure how and when you want things done.
Be prepared for the long haul
A kitchen renovation can be quite a big job Keep in mind that it’s going to take a quite a considerable amount of work and time to achieve your dream kitchen. Don’t be put off by this because that’s why we are here to help.
Before you hold your own demolition party, bear in mind that many elements of your old kitchen may be able to be reused or recycled. Take care in dismantling your existing kitchen, as many second hand kitchens can be sold on sites like Ebay and these funds could go toward your new project!
Small touches are vital
Does your kitchen really need a whole renovation? If not, there are several simple and affordable touches that can add up to create an entirely new look! Concentrate on updating just the focal points of your kitchen such as new worktops or a splashback which could make a huge difference.
Remember, a renovation should be an investment
It might seem enticing to keep costs down by skimping on certain elements of your renovation. However, it is important to remember that a renovation is an investment which adds value to your home and cutting corners could end up costing you more in the long run.
We hope you find these tips useful and if you have any questions or would like to discuss a project please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
The Alon Team
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