How To Achieve a Successful Sydney Kitchen Renovation in 5 Steps
Looking to remodel your Sydney kitchen without the drama, but don’t know where to begin?
Let’s start with the good news: creating a custom-designed kitchen that perfectly suits your family’s needs and can immeasurably improve your quality of life isn’t rocket science.
How would you describe your kitchen? Outdated? Not very inviting, or perhaps not functional for your family? We understand because that is exactly what we love to do at Apollo Kitchens: make people’s lives better through extreme kitchen makeovers.
But you’d probably prefer not to take a stab in the dark. Below, we’ll walk you through a simple kitchen remodelling process. This is the strategy that has allowed our portfolio to grow exponentially over the last 50 years.
During that time, we also increased the scope of our services by opening showrooms in four locations within NSW with the capability of going beyond.
Step 1. Set a realistic budget for your kitchen renovation
Underestimating the cost and failing to plan are the top two mistakes when renovating a kitchen, and they are inextricably linked.
People are much more comfortable buying goods than they are with buying services. You buy things on a daily basis, you might have purchased a car and even a house, but not everyone has recently purchased remodelling services, so there is a feeling of mystery surrounding it, which we are here to dispel.
The first step is to conduct extensive research, and then consider visiting a showroom to obtain a tangible result.
Here are our 5 tips for budgeting your kitchen renovation in the right direction: sticking to your realistic budget, prioritising your wish list, spending what you need now in order to save later (trust us on this one), accounting for a contingency fund, and being aware of where you can cut costs.
Step 2. Understanding kitchen layout
The ideal kitchen is subjective. A room that serves as the hub of the family for meals, get-togethers, and homework time will look very different from one that belongs to a young, single person in the city who hardly cooks.
Since you’ll be spending a lot of time in your newly renovated kitchen, you’ll want to make sure that it meets your needs, is practical and functional, and appeals to you in all the right ways.
Consider what in your kitchen renovation needs to be a priority as well as what currently works and what doesn’t. Take into account the room’s layout and the key design components you want to emphasise.
Having that in mind, we have put together 4 tips for the perfect kitchen layout that you must adhere to taking into account the shape of your kitchen, coordinating around your workflow, creating space for appliances, and utilising the available space to your advantage.
Finally, analyse your space and family workflow to determine which of the 5 most popular kitchen layout types is best for you: One-wall, Galley, U-shaped, L-shaped or the Kitchen Island type.
Step 3. Be aware of kitchen design styles
With so many options, choosing an overall style for your kitchen can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choices, take into account the following before making a choice: the architecture of your home (keep it cohesive), the layout of your home, any existing appliances you may have and your taste.
There are countless design options. Review these key design categories as you brainstorm designs for your renovation project:
- Classic Kitchen
- Contemporary Kitchen
- Mid-Century Modern Kitchen
- Modern Country Kitchen
- Scandinavian Kitchen
- Coastal Style Kitchen
- Shaker Style Kitchen
- Industrial Kitchen
Step 4. Take time to review each kitchen element
The kitchen is made up of many different elements, all of which require special attention and a connection to the kitchen design aesthetic in order to work together.
In addition to layout and general design, you’ll need to decide which kitchen elements you need and pick the best ones for your home improvement project.
Kitchen Cabinets – Functional and aesthetically pleasing, an excellent way to bring a splash of stylish design to your home.
Kitchen Benchtops – They serve as the basis for the majority of your kitchen’s preparation work.
Kitchen Islands – Increases counter space for storage, food preparation, and small appliances.
Kitchen Splashbacks – They are more than just a practical choice; they are a design statement.
Kitchen Appliances – The kitchen may be the room in your house that gets used the most, so it’s crucial to make sure you have the best tools available to you to complete any task successfully.
Kitchen Tap – Most of the time, a cheaper tap not only serves as a distraction from the overall appearance of a new kitchen, but it also means sacrificing functionality.
Kitchen Sink – It is necessary to think about the sink’s material, ideal size, and whether an undermount or drop-in sink should be used.
Kitchen Flooring – As one of the busiest rooms in the house, your kitchen floor must be tough enough to withstand spills, scuffs, and everything in between.
Kitchen Lighting – The lighting you select for your custom kitchen is critical because it is responsible for both setting the mood and being a practical necessity.
A kitchen renovation can significantly improve your home and daily life. If it’s well-designed, a new kitchen can be more practical, easier to keep clean and clutter-free, and more sociable as a useful and welcoming centre of the home.
It will be easier to use and increase the value of your home if you make quality decisions now about style, layout, and kitchen components.
The best option if you’re worried that your kitchen will look dated in the future is to go with a timeless style, like a Shaker-style kitchen. An elegant, modern kitchen will be simple to keep clean, though, if you’re looking for low maintenance. This is why it is crucial to set clear priorities.
Once you’ve got a good idea of the style of kitchen you want, invest some time going to showrooms to see them in person. Having tangible options in hand will make your decision-making process go much smoother.
You can also begin your kitchen renovation journey right away by requesting quotes from top kitchen designers to get a sense of what you can do in your new kitchen. This will put you ahead of the game and relieve a significant amount of stress.
Apollo Kitchens has been providing devoted kitchen expertise for more than 50 years. We are completely obsessed with what is going on in the heart of the home.
Are you thinking about a kitchen remodel that will make cooking more enjoyable, meet your family’s current needs, improve functionality, and eliminate inconvenience?
Allow our professionals to assist you in determining the best style, layout, and components to enhance your home. Contact us now for a no-obligation consultation.