A kitchen renovation is an exciting process as it can completely transform your living space, not to mention increase the value of your home.
There’s lots of things to take into consideration when you start a kitchen renovation, which is why we have created this guide for you, so you can take the right first steps in building your dream kitchen.
You really want to be 100% happy with the design before you start this is because making changes after you’ve already begun may end up costing you in time, money and stress.
This also goes for the order in which you contact tradespeople (i.e. plumbing provides the basis for any kitchen so it’s a top priority to contact your local plumber). Having open communication with the builder and plumber means that you can be assured everyone is working towards the same desired outcome.
Keep Plumbing in The Same Spot
A kitchen renovation is an exciting endeavor to embark but it can also be quite stressful which is why it’s important to minimise costs and work wherever possible and keeping your plumbing in the same spot is going to save you a whole lot of drama (not to mention money)
Measure, Measure and Re-Measure
It’s vital that you get the exact dimensions for the appliances such as a dishwasher when you’re designing your kitchen, that way when these appliances get fitted in, it will be flush (and not sticking out like a sore thumb).
Get A Stop Tap
This is a super simple way to isolate the water supply in the kitchen if for instance a pipe bursts or you have a tap leak. This will help to minimise water loss whilst you wait for assistance.
Consider The Right Flooring
A kitchen renovation is more often than not a once in a lifetime experience, so when you embark on a reno you want to make sure everything you choose will last the test of time. Make sure that the flooring covers the entire area of the kitchen including under appliances such as the fridge and dishwasher.
Balance Design And Functionality
It’s all well and good having a pretty kitchen but if it’s impractical your kitchen renovation would have just been done in vain. Before you even start designing the kitchen you should ask yourself “How does this space need to work for my family?” How many people are in your family? Does anyone have a disability?
You can use the kitchen work triangle to help understand the spaces you need and how they will work together including:
- Where you prepare food (sink, bench top)
- Where you cook (stove, oven, grill)
- Where you store the food (fridge, cupboard)
All in all, embarking on a kitchen renovation can be an exciting and overwhelming process but you don’t have to do it alone. The team at Endpoint Plumbing are here to support you every step of the way. By taking these very important steps in preparing for your renovation you will be well on your way to bringing your dream kitchen to life.