Frank Lejcak, founder of Haberfield Holdings knows a thing or two about kitchens. He’s been designing and renovating them for the past 25 years. Here are a few of his handy tips for what to consider before you jump into a renovation.
1. Determine Your Building Renovation Goals
The aesthetic benefits form only a part of the overall renovation goals when considering a remodeling of any space. Whether it is the functionality or the need to have breath of fresh air, make sure you pass on these goals to other people working on the project with you.
2. Have a Holistic View of the Component Elements
Having a building prototype of your remodeling objective in hand can be a fitting idea when working on a new space. This will help you avoid spur-of-the-moment choices and stick to well-considered ideas on choice of colors, features, and other specific areas.
3. Adopt Timeless Designs
Working on a revamp does not happen every day, so you need to pay attention to your design ideas and make sure they transcend the trend for a more acceptable contemporary outlook.
4. Consider the Details
During any kitchen renovation, it is important to look at the minute details and make provision for the best fit. Consider timely and durable options over trendy or flashy alternatives.
5. Build the Design around Your Kitchen Appliances
Never make the mistake of taking your sight off the existing appliances in your building when planning a remodeling. The size and specifications must be accommodated in any modification or design you are contemplating.
6. Handle with Care
The use of tact and care is required during renovation, of existing structures is required so that damage can be minimized and unneeded fixtures or items are not damaged. They can still fetch a remarkable sum when sold or put together for a new purpose.
7. Don’t Expect an Overnight Process
Renovations don’t happen in a jiffy, so make the best use of your space and pursue alternate sites for your kitchen chores. You can use your bathroom sink more often and consider an outdoor grill while your kitchen is still in the works.
8. Plan a Logical Work Flow
A logical process is needed with your renovation and the workflow should be planned to avoid the chance of denting your new fixtures. Countertops, for example, must have a last call in the process so that they are not degraded by remodeling chores before you resume full kitchen activities.
9. Consider Quality
As much as you might consider areas of cost-savings, make sure you use reputable contractors so that your home value is protected and not diminished in the process.
10. You can be Systematic
Instead of a wholesale construction or complete pull-down of the existing building, consider small touches that on the whole gives your space a new look. This is an alternative to consider if it meets up with your expectations of a kitchen revamp. You could look at specific parts and take a decision on the areas that needs a retouch in order to arrive at the new look you yearn for at the end of the entire process.
I am Frank Lejcak, founder of Haberfield Holdings Pty. Ltd in Melbourne. Haberfield Holdings specializes in the design and renovation of bathroom, kitchen, laundry and timber flooring. With 25 years of experience and peerless expertise, we stand out from our market rivals.