A kitchen renovation is a much desired and welcome remodelling project for many Australian homeowners. The kitchen is the heart of the home and a central point for family time and entertaining guests. With so many wonderful interior design ideas for beautiful and functional kitchens, renovating your kitchen is an exciting project that can make a massive difference to your home's look.
If you're in the planning process of your kitchen renovation project, then you may be struggling to come up with a definitive plan for the look and layout. It's a wise idea to enlist the services of a professional kitchen designer to help you. Here are the two key areas where a kitchen designer's input will be invaluable.
1. The layout
Modern kitchens are spacious, open plan and work perfectly for all the varied functions that kitchens now serve alongside meal preparation. A kitchen designer can help you to create a layout that is functional, meets the needs of your family and works with the space you have available.
The location of essential kitchen features, such as the workspace, the sink, the stove and the fridge, need to be decided on with ease of movement and usability in mind. This is often described as the golden triangle by interior designers. Your kitchen designer can ensure that the layout is ideal for facilitating these requirements.
2. A cohesive look
There is a plethora of interior design magazines, websites and blogs available these days to provide you with inspiration. You will have almost certainly found some stunning and modern kitchen designs that you'd like to recreate in your home. Unfortunately, though many of the products and materials featured in these designs may be stunning, they also come with a hefty price tag.
A kitchen designer can take your kitchen design inspiration and create a similar look that is better suited to your budget. They can help you to choose beautiful but affordable materials and products to replace the costly high-end versions that you covet. They can then combine them into a cohesive, contemporary and stunning look for your new kitchen.
Using the services of a kitchen designer will certainly add a little more to the overall cost of your kitchen renovation project; however, the reduced stress, professional input and the success of the project in both a practical and aesthetic sense will make the additional cost a truly worthwhile investment.