Kitchen renovations are by far, the most popular renovation to take place in a residential household. This is because so much time is spent in the kitchen, and also because it can have a dramatic effect on the overall property value. It’s important that the design and layout of the kitchen is carefully chosen and created, as there’s no easy way to undo a bad renovation!
One of the first questions you’ll need to consider is whether you want to do this the DIY way or through the services of experienced professionals. If you have experience in the building, construction or kitchen makeover industry, there’s no reason why you can’t do the work yourself. This is a great way to keep costs down by not having to pay other contractors for labor. If you don’t have any experience with this, your best bet is to hire the services of a qualified professional.
Unless you have experience in designing and creating house plans and designs, you’ll want to hire the services of a professional kitchen designer. There are likely to be hundreds of kitchen designers in your area, so make sure you do your research on finding the right one. You shouldn’t go with the cheapest, as this may show in the quality and construction of your new kitchen. Try researching different options and take advantage of any free consultations to see if you ‘mesh’ well with the designer.
Once you’ve chosen your designer, they’ll obviously want to meet with you to determine what kind of kitchen you’re after. Make sure you look through plenty of house magazines (marking any favourite ideas down as you go). Try using Pinterest as an easy way to collect ideas online. Bring absolutely everything with you to your initial meeting, as it all helps your designer to create the best kitchen for you and your family.