How to Prepare for a Kitchen Renovation

When preparing for your kitchen renovation its important to be realistic about the process and understand that it will cause disruption to your daily life when the main engine of any family home is out of action.

Our aim is to have you back up and running as soon as possible but all renovations generally require a period of between 2 – 4 weeks without a full working kitchen on average. Trust us when we say the benefits will far outweigh the short term inconvenience. You will be adding value not only to your homes value, but for your family too. We truly believe the kitchen is a place where memories are made and we take great pride in helping you create a space to be enjoyed for many years to come.

Taking adequate steps to not only prepare your space, but also how you and your family will prepare is also important.

Below we will take you through the main stages below of your journey with helpful tips at each stage.

Set a Budget

Determine how much you can afford to spend on the renovation. This will guide all your decisions moving forward.

Define Your Goals

Decide what you want to achieve with the renovation. Are you looking to increase space, improve functionality, update the style, or all of the above?

Gather Inspiration

Browse magazines, our website & social pages and visit our showroom to gather ideas for your new kitchen design.

Create a Plan

Organise an in-home measure or consult in our showroom to work out your ideal layout and design. Consider factors such as workflow, storage needs, and any specific features or appliances you want to include.

Consider what appliances you need

Once your design is finalised, make a list of all appliances you need. Consider if there are any existing appliances that you would like to keep or if a complete overhaul of all is part of your kitchen plan.

Consider Trades

All renovations require some form of trade work, whether it be plumbing, electrical, plastering or tiling. These items also need to be factored into your renovation budget and plan. We can assist you with this and take the legwork and worry away by scheduling tradework for you. We use trusted trades we work with on each project that have experience in the kitchen environment. Ofcourse you are welcome to organise any external tradework yourself should you prefer and we will allocate time in our schedule for you to organise them to ensure your project flows.

Clear Out the Kitchen

Once your new kitchen is in production it is time to start clearing out your existing kitchen. Remove all items from your cabinets and benchtops and store away from the area to keep the kitchen area clutter free. It’s a perfect time to cull and consider what you really need to keep.

Set Up a Temporary Kitchen

During the renovation, you’ll likely need an alternative space for preparing meals. Preparing in advance of how you will manage during this time help your family to be able to continue cooking. Set up a temporary kitchen with essentials like a microwave, airfyer or a portable cooktop. The outdoor bbq can also come in handy as well during this time. Whilst your existing kitchen is still in, do some batch cooking in advance for some easy meals you can heat in the microwave. Your future self will thank you for it!

Stay Flexible

Renovations can sometimes encounter unexpected challenges. Staying flexible and positive during your renovation is important. We always want the best outcomes for our clients and will work with you to ensure the best outcome.

Inspect and Enjoy

Once the renovation is complete, you will have a full quality check by our team to ensure everything meets yours and our expectations. All that should be left now is for you to sit back and admire your brand new kitchen.

By following the above steps and trusting in the process, you can ensure a smoother and more successful kitchen renovation experience.

Feeling ready to start your kitchen renovation journey? Contact our team for free and friendly advice and to arrange an in-home measure.


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