Does your kitchen feel dull or dated? A kitchen should never feel this way. The kitchen is the centre of the home. The kitchen is also where we spend so much of our time preparing for one of our most primal functions – eating! A kitchen should make the experience of eating and preparing food a pleasurable one. If you feel that your kitchen isn’t up to the task then maybe it’s time to consider some kitchen remodelling ideas. As your local Brisbane home renovations specialists we do a lot of kitchen renovation work, and we get a lot of requests for kitchen renovation ideas. If you’re thinking about remodelling your kitchen, we’ve got some kitchen reno ideas for you to consider.
While we’re on the topic of preparing food, let’s talk about where you do the actual food preparation – on your countertop. Countertops are one of our favourite things to talk about, as they have a big impact on the look and feel of a kitchen. There are also so many different options for countertops to reflect your personal tastes and budget. There’s granite, tile, planed wood, and even ultra-modern concrete countertops, just to name a few. Choosing the right kind of countertop is a major decision, but we think it’s so much fun to think about.
Another big decision that needs to be made when considering kitchen remodelling ideas is what to do about cabinets. Some people like to keep their existing cabinets and freshen them up with some paint or stain. Others go for a whole new set of cabinets. New cabinets are very exciting, but you have to answer some important questions. What kind of wood do you want? There are many kinds of wood to consider, from oak to walnut. Do you want the cabinets to have moulding or to be sleek? Should the hardware be simple or extravagant? We’ll work with you to help you choose the best cabinet options for your needs.
There’s also the option of opening up the kitchen with shelves instead of cabinets. This has the effect of making the kitchen feel bigger and more spacious. It also provides a lot of display space for those artisanal bottles of olive oil and the KitchenAid mixer whose colour you spent so much time picking out.
Perhaps you want to go the opposite route with the mixer by keeping it out of sight with an appliance garage. An appliance garage is a type of cabinet space situated level or almost level with the countertop. It provides easy access to your most used kitchen appliances while also keeping the countertop free of clutter. These appliance garages are becoming more and more popular, as they are the perfect blend of form and function.
The Italians have a saying. La cucina piccola fa la casa grande. It roughly means the small kitchen makes the house feel big. If you don’t feel that this is true for your small kitchen then maybe it’s time to consider some kitchen reno ideas. Here are a couple of small kitchen renovation ideas to help make your small kitchen and house feel big.
Small kitchens are just that – small. You have to take advantage of every bit of space. A great way to do that is to use pegboards to make use of vertical space. Hooks, hanging knife holders, and moveable wall shelves work great with pegboards. Using pegboards is a great way to declutter the countertops, while increasing the accessibility of your most used kitchen tools. Pegboards are also very stylish. Definitely something to consider for kitchen renovation ideas
When it comes to a small kitchen, custom cabinets are a great way to make sure all of the space is used as efficiently as possible. Custom cabinets also serve to make a kitchen truly your own. Do you use a lot of spices? You could have a built-in spice rack. Or maybe a hidden fridge or microwave would help to free up some space. Custom cabinet options are limitless.
Anything you can dream up we can help to make a reality. But remodelling a kitchen is a big task, so it’s best not to put it off. Let’s talk it over and work together to make your kitchen dreams come true. Get in touch with our kitchen renovations Brisbane team online or by giving us a call at 0414 234 695 and we’ll be in touch shortly!