Kitchen Renovation Planning Tips for Autumn

 26 Mar 2017

As we put away the grills and welcome the approach of autumn, it is only natural that we migrate indoors. Autumn is the perfect time to begin planning how to transform your kitchen into a space you are proud to call your own. The key is to start planning that big project now, so that you’re ready when the weather is.

Find inspiration.

If you don’t already have a board of inspiration filled with beautiful kitchens that fill you with envy, Houzz (like a Pinterest for renovators) is great place to start. Autumn is the perfect time to stay in, browse for ideas and get excited about your future kitchen.  Now is the time to think about what products you would like and what professionals you will need to work with.

Hire early and book your materials in advance.

Get ahead of the game and hire designers and contractors early. If you decide to go with an interior designer, hire him or her first before your contractor to save changing designs slowing your renovation project and creating unnecessary costs.

Once the right people are on board, you can start gathering the materials for your dream kitchen. These are not decisions to be rushed. Think about purchasing your big appliances that require installation like your kitchen tap, as these are generally the focal point that could make or break a room. Make sure you get these organised well in advanced to avoid disappointment. You never know what may be out of stock or on back order.

Open plan.

When considering the design of your new kitchen, think about creating an open space. Especially when you’re working within a limited-sized room, striving for an open planned kitchen will create the false impression of a larger space. In colder months when you spend more time indoors, you and your loved ones will appreciate a kitchen with enough living space to spend quality time together in.

Consider colour pops.

When taking on such a large, and no-doubt much anticipated project, it is fundamental that you strive for a timeless transformation – a kitchen that you will love for years to come. A neutral colour scheme allows for a kitchen that can withstand the shifting seasons and their associated trends, while also allowing for changes in personal colour preferences in the years to come. You can then give your home some appeal with pops of colour, which provide intrigue without overwhelming your kitchen.

Your kitchen should make life easier.

It’s the small touches that transform a kitchen into a space that is perfectly tailored to the needs of you and your family. The Zip HydroTap is one example of an innovative solution, which will save cluttering the counter tops and provide the whole family with chilled, boiling and sparkling water at the touch of a button, while the sleek design is the perfect finishing touch to your dream home!

Despite the diminishing daylight, there are still plenty of things you can do to prepare for your kitchen transformation this Autumn!

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