Here in the Waikato, kitchen and bathroom renovations make up the bulk of our work, and for good reason. Upgrading one of these rooms is the easiest way to bring some luxury into your life and boost the value of your home. However, with so many design choices it can be hard to make a start. So, we’ve decided to make a handy guide to start you off in the right direction for starting your kitchen renovations.
Probably the most important factor that will influence the design of your new kitchen is the size and shape of your house. Different homes have different layouts, meaning there is no single ‘best’ kitchen for everyone.
Those living in an open-plan tend to have a lot more space to work with, and find themselves flowing from kitchen to living space fluidly. A large kitchen island would be a perfect design decision to compliment the living style encouraged by open-plan living.
Those in a smaller home might want to have a think about how they use their kitchen. Do you need a large hob, or can you get away with something smaller in favour of more room on the counter-top?
The golden triangle for kitchen renovations
If you are totally stumped on planning the layout of your kitchen, a great starting point is the golden triangle. This simple design principle basically breaks your kitchen down into 3 key areas of interest: The stove, the sink, and the fridge. Using the golden triangle one would place these 3 things within a couple steps of each other in a triangular shape.
Overall, there is a lot more than just the layout to consider when renovating. The kitchen is the heart of the home so you want to get it right. Also, those renovating for their own personal use will need to do things different than if they are sprucing up the home before a sale. No matter what, the best thing you can do is talk to the experts. The team at Maintain To Profit Waikato South are your kitchen renovations specialists. Give a call if you need help designing and completing your kitchen renovation.