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5 Tips And Tricks For Choosing Your Dream Kitchen

Feb 9, 2017 KITCHENS

The kitchen is the heart of many homes, a place where we come together at the end of the day to share what has happened in our lives, where we prepare and cook our meals and where we entertain. With so many things happening and buzzing in and out of the kitchen, it is a room that you definitely want to be dream-worthy. In order to help you out with building your dream kitchen, have a look at our top 5 tips and tricks for choosing your dream kitchen.

1. Set A Budget

First and foremost, the amount of money that you are willing to splash out on your dream kitchen will be the dictating factor as to what you get out of it. Your budget will be divided into purchasing Cabinetry, Appliances, Benchtops and any other accessories that you would like to install into your kitchen. It is also advisable to consider setting aside some money for builders, tradesmen or a kitchen renovation company for safety purposes. Knowing how much you are willing to spend and approaching your kitchen renovation specialists with this amount will help you cancel out designs that exceed your budget.

2. Consider Your Primary Objectives

Are you someone who uses the kitchen primarily for entertaining guests, or do you use it more as a homework station with the kids? Are you an avid chef and baker who cooks up a storm everyday, or simply someone who just makes simple meals once or twice a week? All these factors should be taken into consideration when planning your dream kitchen. Planning the layout around your main purpose for your kitchen will help in creating the most functional kitchen layout for you and your family.

3. How Much Value Will Your Kitchen Renovation Add To Your Home?

Home improvements and renovations are one of the best ways improve your ROI on your home. Kitchens have proven to rule the roost when it comes to adding re-selling value to your home. Investing in natural stone benchtops, state of the art technology such as ovens and dishwashers and good quality cabinets will surely add value to your property should you choose to sell it down the line. If you are thinking about selling your home sometime down the road, you may want to invest in some solid renovations to ensure that you get the most out of your house sell in the future!

4. Think About Clever Storage Solutions

Clever storage solutions are a definite must in any kitchen. To fully maximise the amount of space you have, whether your kitchen is big or small, it is always beneficial to squeeze out as much storage as possible. There are hundreds of storage solutions available out there, and some of our favourites are spice drawers under the cooktop, magnetic knife strips, charge stations for phones and tablets, and wall mounted pegboards that you can display your cookware on. The possibilities are endless!

5. Plan Around The Kitchen Triangle

The most functional kitchens out there, whether they be in restaurants or just someone’s home, revolved around the kitchen triangle. The general rule is to keep your cooktop/oven, refrigerator and sink/dishwasher in a triangle to minimise the number of steps you have to take in the kitchen – you don’t want to be running around in a frenzy whilst you have food on the cooktop. These little things really make all the difference between an average kitchen and a dream kitchen.

With these 5 tips and tricks for choosing your dream kitchen, we hope that you have a little more insight on how to make your kitchen vision a reality!