Kitchen Renovation Auckland – combining style and function
The kitchen is the heart of the home and often a place where you spend a lot of time. So you need it to be a room that you love but also one that functions well.
Here are our top tips for planning a kitchen renovation that works…
Think about how you use the space
Your kitchen needs to be efficient so think carefully about whether the current layout works. If not think about where you would like to move things to. Tradition suggests the sink, hob and fridge should form a triangle, but this may not work for you.
Think also about things like counter position.
For example, do you want to face out towards a window or a family dining area so you can see the family during cooking time?
Think about how much storage will you need and where will it be. Do you have lots of kitchen utensils and pans that need drawers near the hob? Do you have space for a separate walk in pantry to store food and small appliances?
Think about what you use on a regular basis. Maybe you are just a kettle and toaster person, or perhaps you have a hefty coffee machine. Maybe you bake a lot and want your mixer on the counter. This will help determine how much counter space and how many power points you need.
Think about your must-have items or features
If there are some things you really can’t live without in the kitchen then factor those into your plans first. Perhaps you want an extra large oven that will need more space, or you really want all of your kitchen knives on display rather than in the drawer. These ideas should be top of your list so that compromises can be made around them.
Lighting is important in a kitchen. It needs to be good enough to cook by, but it can also be used to make a statement. Think about whether you’d like to add feature lighting over an island as well as recessed lighting.
Talk to the professionals
Once you have your ideas, and perhaps inspiration from the internet or magazines, it is a good idea to talk to the professionals at Build Right Contractors. Our team can tell you whether your ideas will work in practical terms. If not we may be able to suggest solutions that won’t compromise your plans too much. You’ll also get an idea of whether your kitchen renovation is within your budget or whether you need to revise your plans.