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Reasons why we go the reno route, vary. Some of us may want to change our rustic design to a contemporary kitchen feel. Or maybe, every morning over a hot cuppa, you’re reminded that your kitchen needs a little (or a lot of) love. And so, you get inspired. Why not make food preparation even more fun with a new pop of colours in the kitchen features or make things cooler with a black kitchen design with open shelving? You start considering a few additions to freshen up the hub-of-the-house, maybe some new custom-made cabinets, or even go for a full-on knockdown with a few modern kitchen trends in mind like changing your tiled flooring to hardwood floors.. Or maybe, you want renovations because it can be a drag-out — ‘eat takeaway for weeks, while the dream kitchen takes shape’ scenario. Do any of these ring properly for you? Now, you want a modern kitchen design.
Deterioration – it’s apparent that it’s the busiest room in the house – it’s showing wear and tear, not just in your kitchen appliances. That’s why it’s time for a full-on quality kitchen style project and opt for the modern kitchen designs.
Value – it’s one of the critical rooms in your home that, when renovated well, can add value. So, if you’re thinking of selling, this is especially important. Consider adding more storage spaces in the kitchen style, like custom-made wooden cabinetry or kitchen cabinets beneath your kitchen island and throwing away your vinyl flooring in favor of an exposed and clean concrete floors. Or go for a spacious kitchen. The more space you have, the better.
Lifestyle – maybe your own needs have changed. And now, your kitchen styles and your lifestyle are currently not a match. Maybe, you now want an open plan for your kitchen and dining area: some open shelves (custom cabinetry) or shaker style cabinet doors, clean lines, natural light through floor to ceiling windows for the entire kitchen, and larger kitchen islands with pendant lights.
It’s outdated – unless retro kitchen is the vibe you’re going for, it’s high time you made yours more contemporary and brought it forward a few decades with new kitchen makeovers. Modern kitchens featuring a well-designed island bench can be your new best friend!
It doesn’t look like those on TV – when you look at your kitchen, it doesn’t come close to anything you’ve seen on Better Homes and Gardens or My Kitchen Rules. Your island bench doesn’t have clean lines, and you find open shelving better now than your closed cabinets. You don’t even know anymore what’s behind them. Then, it’s time yours was camera ready with plenty of natural lighting and the latest wall ovens.
Special needs – the needs of an aging or special needs family member may need to be accommodated, so some changes are a priority for you, maybe the height of your island bench, the taps, and other plumbing and kitchen features or sink fittings.
Energy savings – from more efficient lighting to energy-efficient appliances, there can be some terrific energy savings gained from an upgrade. Let’s make your kitchen more planet-friendly with energy friendly light fixtures and more.
If you go the reno route, you’ll want to be on-trend or something in a timely and detailed fashion for your interior design and cooking space. You’ll want some modern kitchen ideas and not just repainting your white cabinets.
To help you be fully informed about modern kitchens and similar ideas, here’s what’s on Trend for Modern Kitchen Designs 2020…
Not to toot our own horn (okay, maybe just a little!), the Gold Coast Plumbing Company team is pretty handy to have around the kitchen in the process of getting the best result. Not only do we make a mean cuppa when it comes to kitchens, but we’ll also help you:
Success doesn’t just happen. It’s planned for. And that is true with any reno project! So, here are some tips to get it right in the essential part of your home:
When it comes to kitchen upgrades, you gotta ask yourself, “Is the juice worth the squeeze?”
In other words, are the costs worth the added benefit of even a low-end budget renovation? Usually, the answer is yes, but how much will that ‘squeeze’ cost you?
There are no absolutes when estimating a kitchen reno. Even if it’s only a small kitchen and your kitchen design ideas are only minimal, with only adding some kitchen cabinets or painting stuff to get that contemporary kitchen feeling. But, according to the Housing Industry Association’s 2019 report, the average cost to renovate a kitchen is around $26K.
If even the budget end is more than you have to work with, don’t worry. A new appliance, an updated sink, some open shelving, and new tapware can go a long way in improving the look, functionality, and efficiency of the hub of the house.
So, if a kitchen reno is on the menu in your home, we’d be happy to help. From gas fittings to water filters, from chrome mixers to goosenecks, we’ve got everything plumbing related for your modern kitchen design reno, including the kitchen sink! Call us on 1300 390 361.