April 14, 2024

What you should know before renovating your kitchen: A guide for first-timers.

Do you have the feeling of changing your kitchen interior by adding a little bit of touch here and there? or maybe a total kitchen renovation? While it may sound so exciting, many homeowners still don’t know when and where to start. If it is also your first time, we have gathered up some notes that can help you throughout the renovation journey: 

Write down your purpose 

Let’s just say that you sat down in your kitchen thinking about changing its colours, adding more storage or even changing the lights…but it is not always easy to recall something that you have put at the back of your mind.  

If you have something that you can refer to, such as a note or even typing it in on your phone, it will be much easier to take a step and move forward with the remodeling process.  


One of the common renovation mistakes of every homeowner is deciding to work just on a specific feature in their kitchen. This creates confusion in the long run, especially if you decide to change your layout half of the way.  

So, before deciding to start your kitchen renovation, try to make a list of the things you want to do, including those you think that need an upgrade. It can be the lighting, storage, backsplash, colours and even your kitchen appliances.  

It should last you a lifetime

When starting your kitchen makeover, you should prioritise the quality of work being done. Choosing durable products gives you the assurance that they will bring you comfort and improve your efficiency for everyday use.  

Knowing what to look for and where to buy the right materials is your advantage to prevent wasting time and money. By partnering with the right supplier, you can take the hassle out of searching, as they can assist you in choosing what works best for your needs and budget. 

Ready to renovate your kitchen?  

Getting your kitchen renovated for the first time must be challenging but is surely rewarding after the process. With the right planning and careful execution, you will achieve your dream kitchen that will surely give you a fresh start.   

Remember that you don’t need to rush when preparing something that is truly worth it, so take all the time you want to picture your ideal kitchen.  If you are ready to start your journey, give Direct Kitchens a call on 1300 449 799 or schedule a FREE design consultation with our award-winning designers to help you build a beautiful and functional custom kitchen that you can enjoy for years to come.