Kitchen Renovations Perth – In Perth deciding to embark on the wonderful journey that is a kitchen renovation can be daunting. With so many companies in Perth offering so many choices in kitchens how do you know where to start, what will happen and how the end result will turn out? Simply follow our quick steps and you’ll be sure to have your dream kitchen in no time!
Before contacting anyone in Perth, think about your current kitchen in terms of pros and cons. Write down what currently works well for you and what you would change in a heartbeat. Detail what you would like to include in your new kitchen. Perhaps you’ve always wanted a breakfast bar or a scullery. Maybe you entertain a lot and love the idea of having a specific bar area to mix drinks. Whatever it may be, writing a list before meeting with someone can ensure your wish list is met. Similarly, it’s important to decide whether you’re going to keep your current kitchen footprint or if you’re going to completely rearrange the floor plan. If you’re unsure of exactly what you want, then an experienced Flexi Perth kitchen designer can provide expert tips and design ideas based around some of your preferences.
If you have a small budget, then marble bench tops, vinyl wrap doors and a butler’s pantry may be out of reach. As a general rule, a full kitchen renovation can cost between 5-10% of your home’s value. If you have a specific budget in mind, speak to your kitchen designer about this so that they can help you select designs and materials that will reflect your budget. In saying that, a beautifully functional and quality constructed kitchen can significantly increase your home’s value so try to see it as an investment for the future.
Another thing to bear in mind is the time frame it takes to renovate full kitchens. As the saying goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and kitchens won’t be either. Perth Flexi kitchen renovations are complex and require the involvement of numerous different specialists and tradespeople. It is important to allow appropriate time for kitchens to be renovated completely, as rush jobs can be a sign of defective materials and workmanship, which can cost more in the long run. Specific time frames will vary depending on your overall design and materials so be sure to discuss this with your Flexi Perth kitchen designer.
In Perth one of the most common complaints people have with their current kitchen is not having enough power points. When planning your kitchen, think about the appliances that you have plugged in on a day to day basis and where they will be situated to ensure you don’t require any extension cables. Then think about your main food preparation area and ensure you have additional points for your blenders, mixers, slow cookers etc. It is also important to bear in mind whether or not you will need additional power points to charge phones, tablets and the like, as the kitchens are generally the hub of the home and many people use these items whilst they cook. Also consider whether you are having a gas or electric cook top and oven and whether you have existing services for these or if they’ll need to be added in. Remember, all electrical and plumbing work needs to be done by a licensed contractor so be sure to ask the question of your tradespeople!
Don’t forget about the smaller details when undergoing your kitchen renovation. Think about task lighting above the bench tops where you will be doing most of your food preparation, accentuated by mood lighting to create ambience. Remember to allow space for a bin, and try to position this within easy reach. Do you have enough drawers for your cutlery and utensils? Have you allowed enough pantry/food storage space? Is your kitchen bench large enough for the hive of activity it will entertain? All of these are essential items to consider to ensure that your kitchen renovation will be a worthwhile investment to stand the test of time.
Now that all the planning elements are out of the way, it’s time to get you kitchen renovation underway! Be prepared for lots of barbecue meals, washing up in the laundry sink and a bit of mess, but also for the stunning end result of your beautifully functional dream kitchen! Flexi’s Perth Kitchens, designers have a wealth of industry experience and are able to guide you through the processes of your kitchen renovation, as well as provide design advice on important aspects such as what materials to use and the positioning of fixtures and appliances. Flexi also only use licensed tradespeople to undertake all aspects of the building services required when undertaking a renovating kitchens and each of our Flexi kitchens is assigned a Project Manager to oversee the renovation from start to finish.
If you’d like to discuss your kitchen renovation with one of Perth Flexi’s qualified kitchen designers, call us today on 9301 4200 or pop in to one of our state of the art showrooms in Myaree or Joondalup.