Kitchen Renovation: This is the checklist you need before you see your designer!
Ultimate Kitchen Design Checklist
Thinking about renovating your kitchen?
The kitchen you have at the moment just isn’t working, the counter tops are old and they’re starting to show wear and tear, it’s just not the look you’re after. You want to feel proud of your kitchen and most of all you just want space to fit everything in and work!
So let’s face it the kitchen is the heart of the home and it needs to look and feel like it.
Where To Start
Starting with a few interior design magazines is a good place – my favourites magazines have fantastic Pinterest pages. Have a look at Inside Out, Real Living, Home Beautiful, Elle Decoration UK for a touch of the classic and Belle or Vogue Living for the next level with a little sparkle if you can work it in.
BUT it all starts to become overwhelming, you really need to get your ideas together. I recommend setting up your own Pinterest page. Then pinning your favourite kitchen images to it. On the Design Library Pinterest page Kitchen Designs To Die For – you’ll find many kitchen designs and kitchen ideas to pin. With many white kitchens, kitchen cabinets, island benches, benchtops, storage ideas and much more.
Head on over and follow us, then pin as many as you like to your boards and start from there. After search within Pinterest for “kitchens” and “kitchen designs,” in the end you’ll find thousands of ideas to pin.
Select your Top 5 Styles
With so many ideas it’s hard to choose, select your top 5 styles and print them off, pin them up on a mood board (consider a designer pinboard to organise everything – my personal favourite is anything in charcoal) with other images of kitchen cabinets, benchtops, appliances, taps, sinks, paint colours and any other images of inspiration. Work with thin the end,one will stand out.
Remember kitchens are one of the two rooms in a house that in the future will help to sell it. The other is a bathroom.
Average Kitchen Costings –
- A very basic kitchen will cost you $15 000 to $20 000
- A more average / standard price would be $25 000 to $40 000
- Upmarket kitchens from $40 000 upwards depending on size, materials, features & appliances
Getting it Right
A kitchen is not a room that you would change often, so you would want it to last for at least 10 to 15 years. Neutral colours are best and easiest to work with over longer period of time. By adding colourful accessories you will be able to change it up, but keep the kitchen itself to simple colours so it lasts.
Kitchen Design Checklist
After designing many kitchens, I’ve created a Kitchen Renovation Checklist – it lists out everything (and I mean everything) you need for a dream kitchen. It highlights appliances that need power and fittings that need water so you can add them in or get items moved around, this way your kitchen designs will work and you won’t forget anything. A place for everything. If you’re thinking of designing a kitchen then be sure to get my Kitchen Renovation Checklist with 104 items!
I look forward to your thoughts and if anything is missing from my list that you use in your kitchen be sure to let me know in the comments below and I can add it in.
Click on the link below to download your checklist now – 104 items!