A kitchen renovation is a big undertaking, and most of us will likely only do one or two in our lifetime. Redoing your kitchen is a big project with many moving parts and it’s essential to plan out all the details to help ensure that you get the kitchen you want right from the get-go.
Before you renovate your kitchen, consider incorporating some of these must-haves into the design:
1. Interior accessories
Functionality is key in any kitchen redesign. A beautiful, stylish kitchen won’t be any use to you if you can’t actually use it. For this reason, we recommend incorporating as many useful interior accessories as possible, whether it’s drawer organizers to keep your utensils and cookware organized, or corner storage to make the most out of the depth of your corner cupboard.
2. Quality appliances
Unless you’ve recently purchased brand new appliances, there’s no sense in doing a large-scale kitchen renovation and re-using your old fridge, oven and microwave. Not only will new appliances add to the fresh, new look of your new kitchen, but they can be incorporated directly into the design. Energy-efficient, spacious and multi-purpose appliances are a great way to get the most out of your kitchen.
For many homeowners, lighting is often an afterthought — something they only think about when the rest of the kitchen has been designed. In fact, lighting is an integral part of the kitchen design process and can add function and beauty to the space. Strategic pot lights and under-cabinet lighting will instantly make your kitchen more useful and more welcoming.
4. Glass-fronted cabinet doors
Whether you incorporate glass-fronted doors into the entirety of your kitchen design or save it for one cabinet, glass-fronted doors can have a big impact on your kitchen. Glass doors add visual appeal and act as a decorative element. Glass doors will allow you to display your favourite china or collection of decorative tableware, adding style and colour to your kitchen.
5. Multi-purpose island
Space permitting, adding a kitchen island is a great way to get lots of use out of your new kitchen. Be sure to incorporate multiple functions into your island. Consider how you would want to use the extra space. An island with a sink is a great place to do meal prep, you can use it as a buffet for snacks when hosting, and you can use it as a place to eat smaller meals, like breakfast.
At Sutcliffe Kitchens, we can help you design the kitchen of your dreams, with all of the features you need to make it functional and beautiful. Contact us today.