March 15, 2023

Kitchen Renovations Melbourne – Things to consider before you start

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Custom kitchen renovations in Melbourne

Renovating your kitchen is a smart investment in adding value to your property. A survey by realtor.com found 80% of people regard the kitchen as the top three most essential spaces in their home. Therefore, not only is the kitchen important to prospective buyers, it’s important to you, the homeowner. Called the heart of the home for a reason, the kitchen is often the place where people gather to eat, talk and make memories. So if you’re looking to add value, style and maybe even space to your home a kitchen renovation may be the place to start. 

Consider what you want to achieve with your kitchen renovation

Do you want more space, better functionality or flow, or are you in need of a style upgrade? Download your free kitchen renovation guide to determine the reasons for the type of kitchen renovation you are aiming for, then set the budget. 

Budget for your kitchen renovation

According to HomeAdvisor.com, your kitchen reno should cost at least 5% of your home’s and no more than 15% of your home’s value. The size of your kitchen, the materials you select or layout changes can impact the pricing of your custom kitchen so decide on a kitchen layout early on to streamline the kitchen reno process. 

Select a kitchen layout

Open kitchen designs are all the rage right now. If you have the space you may want to open your kitchen up, integrating it with all the rooms for flow. However, if you are in an older home you may need to factor in the existing style of the house to develop a kitchen layout that works with the flow of the house. Once you select the layout you will need to determine colours.

Choose a colour scheme & style

Neutral colours are the best for resale, however, neutral may not work with your kitchen style. For instance, Hampton-style kitchens are often done in a palette of white, or a timber kitchen may need some accent colours to add some finesse. Contemporary, French Provincial, country or modern – the style of kitchen you will choose will impact your cabinetry, benchtops and colour choices. 

Melbourne custom kitchen designer

Engaging the help of our kitchen designer can assist you with making the right choices for your kitchen reno that you will enjoy for years to come. Create a custom kitchen that speaks to your style whilst adding value to your home. Book your free design consultation to see how Direct Kitchens can transform your kitchen space.