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Iceni Magazine | July 2, 2022

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Some Food For Thought Before Planning A Kitchen Renovation

Some Food For Thought Before Planning A Kitchen Renovation

Home renovations can add a lot of value to your property, but they can also bring you a lot of joy.

And one of the renovations that people love the most is a kitchen transformation.

Kitchens are the heart of the home. Modern kitchens demand all kinds of features to make them suitable for family life, entertaining and cooking up a storm. Kitchen renovations are impressive, incorporating all kinds of design details. But they’re also expensive, which means careful planning is a must to get it right.

If you’re thinking of doing a kitchen renovation, give the following some food for thought to help you get the kitchen of your dreams.

Be realistic about your budget

Renovating a kitchen is not a cheap job. There are a lot of costs that come with a kitchen renovation outside of the obvious like cabinets, flooring, etc. Understanding how much a new kitchen costs will give you an idea of what to expect so you can plan accordingly. Remember, a kitchen is designed to last many years, so while the price may be high, you’re investing in a long-term space. It could also add value to your property, with a beautiful kitchen high on people’s wish lists when they buy a home.

Good builders are worth the wait

There are a lot of factors that mean good builders come with a long wait at the moment. Between Brexit and coronavirus, delays and availability of materials mean you could be waiting for some time before you get your project off the ground. While you might be tempted to go for an affordable, available but inexperienced builder, you could do your kitchen a disservice by not waiting for quality builders.

Always choose professional builders whose work you can verify. Waiting for experienced builders will be worth the wait to make sure the job is done properly.

Create a wish list, but don’t neglect the essentials

The sky’s the limit with your kitchen renovation. Well, almost. There is plenty of incredible kitchen inspiration to give you some ideas for your own, including islands, wine storage, dining areas and more. But while it’s easy to get carried away with all of the luxury extras, it’s also important not to neglect the essentials. Consider your kitchen layout carefully and everything it will be used for to help you plan a kitchen that meets all of your needs.

Be prepared for a lot of work and a lot of mess

Kitchen renovations are a lot of work, creating a lot of mess in your home. You’ll also need to remember that you’ll be without a kitchen while the work is being done, so you might want to set up some essentials like a kettle, microwave, etc., elsewhere in your home. It’s short-term pain for long-term gain, so even with all the stress during the build, remember you’ll have a beautiful kitchen left at the end.

Think you’re ready for a new kitchen? Take a look at some modern kitchen design trends that are waiting to be brought into your home.

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