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Kitchen Renovation Design Tips

When you are looking to purchase a new kitchen for your home, there are a number of things you need to take into consideration before you start.

Whilst the kitchen should be designed to suit your tastes and your immediate needs, thinking longer term in the design process will also add $’s in your pocket when it comes time to sell your home.

Here are some tips from the experts.

Your Kitchen should be timeless. 

White kitchens are always timeless, however stone benches and some timber finished kitchen designed around the style of the home also add charm.

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Colours such as reds, blacks and dare I say it apricots or floral’s will come and go, in and out of style.

Design magazines are often just marketing new kitchen renovations and entice you into making way for the next on trend shade but traditional colours such as white, granite and some wood grains newer grow old.

Everyone love room to create and spacious kitchens sell homes fast.

The key to good design is to make the kitchen area look more spacious with the saying “less is more” accurate in this area.

Homes with smaller kitchen areas can be challenging and dark colours can create a closed in feel, so traditional colours such as white not only make the space look “lighter” but also add the sense and illusion of spaciousness.

A well design kitchen appeals to many buyers and will create resale value. 

White is always popular when it comes selling on your house, they look cleaner and project a feeling of hygienic. Most potential buyers can relate to white, they can style it to suit their own personal taste using colourful kitchen appliances.

A well designed kitchen come resale time allows potential buyers to visualise themselves entertaining in it and creates an immediate personal connection that can lead to a faster sale.

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Are you thinking about having a new kitchen or bathroom for your home?

The experts at Focus Kitchens and Bathrooms do kitchen renovations all over Melbourne southeast suburbs.

Give us a call to arrange a free design consultation and we will work with you to create your dream kitchen that will also add resale value to your home when the time comes to sell.

 

 

Is your current kitchen fit for entertaining?

Do you shy away from entertaining guest at your home, often opting for take out?

Do you love to create in the kitchen but frustrated by the design and flow of your current kitchen?

Don’t despair you are not alone.

If you are thinking of renovating your existing kitchen or planning a new kitchen, here are some key things you need to consider to ensure the space is suitable for everyday tasks as well as entertaining with friends and family.

Kitchen Triangle

The triangle refers to the working area within the kitchen and the space between three critical kitchen design elements – the fridge, the sink and the oven.

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The kitchen triangle related to any combination of layout.

The idea is to position one element at each of the three points of a triangle, and within 3 metres of each other.

This is done with the purpose of creating a more ergonomic work area, making you kitchen a practical space to move about in especially when you are carrying hot food, pots and pans or frozen items which could inflict injury.

Form and Function

Work surfaces: Every one love bench space and the more the merrier. Large bench spaces give you room to be your creative best for preparing food, serving and dining.

Maximising bench space means you need ample storage for utensils, crockery, and pots & pans to keep them off the bench and minimise clutter.

Bonus is that a well designed kitchen with easy to clean surfaces make cleaning up a breeze.

Butler’s pantry: If you’re lucky enough to have a large kitchen space, consider incorporating a Butler’s walk-in pantry into your design you will just love the benefits.

The increasingly popular butler’s pantry located next to the kitchen is a great space for keeping food prep, dirty dishes and clutter out of the main kitchen area. They are also ideal for housing bulky kitchen appliances such as the dishwasher, microwave or even an extra sink.

Sinks and taps: Sinks come in many shapes and sizes now from ceramic to stainless steel sinks to choose from and they also come with plenty of practical accessory options – such as colanders, chopping boards and basket wastes – that can make entertaining easier.

When you add a non standard tap such as a retractable sink mixer tap, washing large platters, rinsing vegetables or filling large pots becomes a breeze.

Island benches: Are fantastic for adding extra room preparing food and serving, but also help create a free flowing kitchen, add extra space for dining and most importantly socialising and provide extra under-bench storage and open shelving.

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The right appliances: If you do a lot of entertaining, ensure your appliances are large enough to cook for a crowd but are also attractive and not too imposing in your kitchen space.

Design Matters

A well designed kitchen come resale time allows potential buyers to visualise themselves entertaining in it and creates an immediate personal connection that can lead to a faster sale.

Are you thinking about having a new kitchen or bathroom for your home?

Then give the experts at Kitchen and Bathroom renovations a call to arrange a free design consultation.

We work with you to create your dream kitchen that will also add resale value to your home when the time comes to sell.

 

How much is a new Kitchen or Bathroom?

How much should I expect to pay for a custom Kitchen or Bathroom Remodel?

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Kitchen Renovations

There are many options when it comes to kitchen and bathroom remodeling and the final cost outcome will depend on quality of the finished you have chosen, the design and of course your budget.

When it comes to investing in your home, the two biggest selling points are a quality kitchen and bathroom. Together they provide some of the highest resale returns out of any home improvements you can do to a home.

However, as it is a big investment, the team at Focus Kitchens and Bathrooms take the time to sit with you to gather and plan your bathroom or kitchen remodeling ideas.

Free Kitchen Quotes from Focus Kitchens and Bathrooms.

We make sure to ask questions helping you to set realistic expectations, cost estimates and budgeting from the very start so you enjoy working with us.

Focus have been doing Kitchen and Bathroom renovations for over 20 years completing kitchen renovation around South East Melbourne for leading builders with other kitchen designers.

Focus on Service

Kitchen renovations and bathrooms can be a stressful process, you love your home and the time has finally come to have your dream kitchen renovation done but anxious about the stress, don’t worry we are with you every step of the way.

Finance Support

There are of course economies of scale when the bathroom and kitchen remodel is rolled into one.

You save on insurance, permits, bins, time for trades, house protection, cleaning, and the list goes on.

At Focus Kitchens and Bathrooms we know it is easier to organise the finance to do the bathrooms and kitchen at the same time and can help you get the finance for your kitchen and bathroom renovation.

Focus on Design

We help you design your kitchen renovation or bathroom remodelling using our state of the art 3d computer modelling program. This process enables you to see your dream kitchen come to life right before your eyes.

Focus on Quality

We only use quality fixtures and fittings in all our kitchen renovation projects such as Hafele, Caesarstone, Blum and more.

To achieve a quality kitchen renovation finish you need to start with quality products.

At Focus Kitchens and Bathrooms we provide free quotes,

Custom Kitchens for unique spaces

DESIGN

The combination of aesthetics, proportions and quality goes into every custom bathroom designed by Focus Kitchens and Bathrooms.

MANUFACTURE

All our custom Kitchen cupboards and custom Bathroom cabinetry is hand made from the highest quality materials at our workshop in Cheltenham, Victoria.

CARE

We take great care in the design and manufacturing of our custom kitchen and bathrooms, ensuring each and every customer get to enjoy our exceptional quality for years to come.