Things to Consider When Renovating your Kitchen
When you have finally decided that your old kitchen has got to go, there is a lot to consider. First there is the scope of the project, which might be dictated by your budget, or you are happy with certain aspects, such as the floor and perhaps your domestic appliances.
Here are a few tips to help ensure that your kitchen renovation goes smoothly.
- Choosing a Kitchen Renovation Company – Unless you happen to be very good at DIY, the kitchen project is best left to the experts, who can handle every aspect of the project from initial design to completion. The contractor would have an in-house kitchen designer who would make sure the layout is as you prefer and once the design is approved, the work can begin.
- Removing the Old Materials – One thing you must be wary of is asbestos, which could be present in your home if it was built pre-1980s and asbestos removal prices in Perth are affordable, in the event testing reveals the presence of this harmful substance. Asbestos related materials are not an immediate danger, however, when the material is removed from the kitchen, this could send minute slivers of asbestos into the atmosphere and inhaling these can cause cancer and other diseases.
- Style of Kitchen – There are many styles that might be suitable; contemporary, modern, futuristic or even Victorian. Talk to the kitchen designer about style and also colour combinations. It is always a good idea to calculate a budget that you are prepared to invest in your new kitchen, then you can approach the contractor with this figure in mind and see if they can keep within your budget limits.
- Composite Materials – We have come a long way in the past 50 years and engineered stone is now of such high quality that it looks and feels just like fine Italian marble, but at a fraction of the cost of natural stone. Search online for ‘engineered stone near me’, which should give you a list of suppliers. There is also a great composite flooring material that is ideal for the kitchen; namely luxury vinyl, which comes in easy to install tile form.
As you can see, there are quite a few things to take into account when planning a kitchen renovation, especially checking for the presence of asbestos, which is an extremely dangerous natural substance.