5 April 2021


Whether you’re updating an existing kitchen or going for a full renovation, it’s tempting to jump right in and get things started as quickly as possible. Before going full steam ahead with your kitchen renovations, Perth renovators need to take the time to plan ahead so you’re left with the best kitchen possible. To make sure you’re not left with a lacklustre kitchen, we’re looking at the main things you need to think about before giving the green light to your renovations.

The best layout

It’s easy to get used to your existing kitchen layout and your instinct might be to replicate the same layout with your new kitchen. Consider different layouts that you could have instead which might work better. An island bench is a great idea if it fits your space and the fridge and pantry are better placed on the fringe of the kitchen so they don’t get in the way.

Think about appliances

A good place to start when thinking about your kitchen renovation is what appliances you’ll need. Is your current fridge sufficient or do you need to upsize? Does your family need a bigger oven? What size dishwasher do you need? If you’ve settled on appliances you love, hold off buying them until your kitchen design is confirmed as adjustments may be needed depending on the kitchen you choose.

Lifestyle requirements

Don’t choose a kitchen based purely on appearance – it has to fit into your lifestyle. If you entertain a lot, a double oven might be a good investment for easy food preparation. For families, a good amount of storage through soft-close drawers and double fridge might be the best options. Think about how the design will work with your lifestyle, not the other way around.

Outline a budget

Think about your budget ahead of time and make a note of things you don’t want to scrimp on so allowances can be made in other areas of the budget. You might want to invest in stone benchtops but choose more affordable appliances instead. It’s all about knowing what your financial limits are so you can work that into your kitchen design.

Speak to an expert

Speak with a kitchen design expert to get some ideas and to ask about what would be involved in the renovation process. Go along to a few reputable showrooms to get some advice and you can also take a look at already assembled examples for inspiration. Specialist kitchen designers know how to get the balance right between your new kitchen being both functional and attractive so take advantage of their experience.

The Maker is a Perth-based company creating custom kitchen designs to suit your lifestyle. We are a one-stop shop for all of your kitchen design needs and we will take you through the whole process of creating your dream designer kitchen. Our innovation, quality workmanship, and excellent customer service have made us WA’s most awarded designer and manufacturer.

For unique Perth kitchen renovations, look no further than The Maker. Contact us today on 1300 270 000 to speak with one of our award-winning designers.

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