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The dos and don’ts for kitchen renovation: Part 2


The dos and don’ts for kitchen renovation: Part 2


Minimise the need for storage

So you fell in love with a magnificent kitchen that you saw in a magazine. The space is absolutely beautiful and you think that it will be perfect in your home. The best part is that it doesn’t even seem like it’ll be that complicated or expensive!  This fantasy happens to the best of us, but there is something about this designer kitchen that the magazine doesn’t tell you. It’s not very practical. Those lovely open spaces that create a sense of luxury aren’t meant to be used in the average home. These designer kitchens are more like a showcase product.  

By all means, draw inspiration from these designer kitchens, but just keep the practical aspect of this space in mind. Particularly be really careful when it comes to storage. At the end of the day, your kitchen is a practical space and needs to be fully functioning!  Minimising your storage capabilities won’t make your kitchen less messy, it will just be a pain to tidy up! 

Choose appliances at the end of the process

In the excitement of your new project, it’s common to want to start renovating as soon as you have the idea of the style you want. But be careful. Starting this process without choosing all the fittings and features just means that you are more likely to face nasty surprises towards the end of your renovation. For instance, if you don’t select your appliances before you start, you might accidentally design an inappropriate space for them. If this happens, you’ll find yourself needing to buy made-to-measure appliances that will cost thousands!

Be too trendy

Renovating your kitchen is a massive process and not one that you want to go through it too often. In order to avoid doing so, avoid choosing the latest trends and instead select a long-lasting style so that you won’t have to change your always outdated kitchen’s design every year or two. Remember: brown tiles with flowers patterns were trendy once…

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