Clever Design Tips for your Kitchen Renovation
The kitchen is often referred to as the “heart of the home” – and that is for good reason. It’s where we create nourishing ourselves and loved ones, where we enjoy family time, where the kids do their homework… and where we entertain guests.
If you are looking for ideas to breeze through your Perth kitchen renovations, talk to the experts at Flexi who can fully project manage your entire kitchen renovation. We can handle the whole process, saving you the hassle!
6 proven tips for your kitchen renovations
There are many clever ways to create a functional yet welcoming kitchen. Here are our proven tips to ensure a brilliant kitchen remodel.
1. Consider the pain points of your current kitchen
Jot down on paper your thoughts, and observations. You’d be surprised what comes out of your head when you write down your random thoughts.
Is there a current design feature that bugs you? Or is there a part of the kitchen you love and want to enhance?
Ask yourself: What do you need more of? What do you need less of? And what design feature is a must have? Which design features are an absolute no-go?
2. Think about the Versatile use of a Kitchen
Our kitchens are used for so much more than just preparing meals, so think about how you use your kitchen for family life versus entertaining. Do you have a space for serving snacks or a space for wine sessions? What about a homework space for the kids? Is there a perfect spot for your morning coffee? By thinking about the versatile use of a kitchen, you can create a space that woks for all. How much space do you need for food prep? Do you want a kitchen table in the space, or will the “breakfast” bar” suffice? Do you like having appliances on display? Or hidden away?
A great kitchen has flow: you can seamlessly work through the kitchen for both cooking, and for entertaining.
3. Create a Focus Area
By installing a kitchen island, or a colourful splashback, you can incorporate a focus to the room. This focus can then be the starting point for all other parts of the kitchen which will draw people into the space and make everyone feel comfortable.
If your floorplan permits, try to make your kitchen work with both indoor and outdoor living areas, or at least make the kitchen work with other parts of the house, so there is an inviting, open plan feel.
4. Colour is Key
We all agree that the kitchen is a busy room with many uses. So, decide on the colour scheme early in the design. Think about how you use the kitchen, and what will last rather than date quickly. Natural, light colours can create an open and breezy feel. While bold or bright colour splashes will bring a fan, warm, and funky feel to the space. There is no right or wrong, it really depends on the size of the space and how it flows with the rest of the house.
At Flexi, our 3D digital image of how your new kitchen will look offers you a chance to play around with colours and tones and get the perfect vibe for your kitchen.
5. Set a Budget
Set a budget based on how much you want to change. Are you going for a full kitchen remodel or simply some changes? If budget is tight then look for one or two splurges and balance it out by cutting back on another element.
6. Bring in the Pros
At Flexi we can fully project manage your entire kitchen renovation, from ripping out your old kitchen, to co-ordinating trades such as electricians, plumbers, plasterers, tilers to re-laying flooring and even removing or building walls if you want to change the layout. We can handle the whole process, saving you the hassle!
A Breath of Fresh Air within your Kitchen Remodel
The team at Flexi are ready to help you redesign your kitchen. Our designers will visit you in your home to measure and discuss your wish-list and needs. You can select from our huge range of quality materials and accessories. And we can even show you a 3D digital image of how your new kitchen will look, so that you can make any changes you wish.
How great is that?! Call us today on 08 9301 4200 or email us via our website.