The kitchen is the most important space in any home. It’s not only a place to prepare and cook meals, but also a gathering space for family and friends. As such, a well-designed kitchen can make your home more comfortable and enjoyable to live in.
In this article, the experts at Capital Building offer some insight into kitchen renovation ideas, examples, and cost information.
Decide on Your Preferred Layout Design
The line between form and function – it’s the the most important principal in any design, but it’s even more crucial for design of the kitchen.
When designing the Kitchen, you must be able to envisage how you are going to use the space, including the fixtures, fittings and equipment that give it purpose. The ‘Kitchen Triangle Rule’ is a great place to start. Imagine in a triangle, the stove at the top, sink on the left and fridge on the right point. The user sits in the middle of this triangle and with this layout has efficient access to all these items. Any budding home cook knows how frustrating it is to have to reach for that spatula or spoon whilst keeping a keen eye on the stove.
How Much Will a Kitchen Renovation Cost?
The cost of a kitchen renovation in Melbourne will ultimately depend on the extent of your imagination and budget. Having said that, we typically suggest that a new kitchen including plumbing, custom-made cabinetry and excluding appliances may cost $50,000 – $60,000. If you select natural stone tops, solid timber cabinetry and large island benches, this will add to final costs.
6 Kitchen Renovation Ideas & Examples
1. Introduce a Kitchen Island
Kitchens can often get cramped around meal times, mainly when there is limited counter space for food preparation – there’s a reason the phrase ‘too many cooks in the kitchen’ is so often used!
Introducing a kitchen island provides this extra space for a sink, storage, food preparation, and even a place to sit and eat. They can also be a great idea to manage traffic in tighter kitchens, ensuring your family, friends, and guests don’t get in each other’s way.
2. Add Tile Backsplash
Many people have most of their kitchen renovation ideas consumed by making statements with their cabinets and countertops, but you should never overlook the potential of your backsplash. Be bold and introduce vibrant designs or shades with the tiles sitting atop your sink or stove, maybe even wrapping around your wider kitchen to create a visually stunning feature.
3. Upgrade with Current and Efficient Appliances
Whilst considering the amenity and practicality of your kitchen space. It is important to consider the most energy efficient appliances, as careful selection of these will save you money on power bills in the future and reduce the negative impact on our planet.
4. Modernise Your Floors
Installing new floors can make all the difference. From bespoke tiles to authentic hardwoods, introduce something daring and transformative. Just be mindful that a kitchen is a place where food pieces, drinks, sauces, and other ingredients can fall thick and fast. You will want materials that are suitable for the kitchen that are hardwearing and easy to clean.
Learn More on Our Kitchen Renovation Packages & Costs in Melbourne at Capital Building
Interested in exploring the potential for your home with our kitchen renovation packages in Melbourne? Contact us at Capital Building today to learn more.