A Step-By-Step Guide to Managing Your Kitchen Renovation
A kitchen makeover can completely change and upgrade the style of your home and align it with the beautiful images you see on the pages of glossy magazines and Instagram feeds for trending interior design.
If you have the budget, it is best to hire a service like this Melbourne kitchen renovation company who will manage the entire project for you. However, if you are working on a budget, managing the project may be your only option.
If that sounds like you, here’s a simple step-by-step guide to help you plan and coordinate your own kitchen renovation project.
Step 1: Design the layout
Source: Managing Your Kitchen Renovation
Start by designing a rough layout for your kitchen. If you’re not sure where to start, try applying the “Golden Triangle” principle, which creates a tight connection between the areas most commonly used in cooking – stove and oven, refrigerator and sink.
If possible, it’s also good to place the dishwasher next to the sink and trash can for easier cleaning after meals. You need to think about where your water and electrical connections are and make sure you also consider where you put your small appliances like coffee maker, microwave, toaster, kettle and any other appliances that you use regularly.
Step 2: Develop the project plan and budget
Make a list of all the items you will need for the renovation and calculate how much you can afford to spend on each item. Next, create a schedule that outlines how long it will take you to procure your products and labor, and the order in which activities need to be completed.
It’s handy to set a budget and schedule from the start when purchasing your kitchen equipment and contacting tradespeople to check availability.
Step 3: Choose between custom or flat pack cabinets
It’s important to decide on the type of cabinets you want to use before you start contacting handymen. If you decide to do a custom job, you will need a carpenter or carpenter. If you choose flat packs, you can usually get away with a handyman – or you could even do it yourself!
Flat pack closets are almost always a far cheaper option, but they may not allow you to make the most of the space available. A flat pack kitchen renovation project can also take less time.
Step 4: Choose your kitchen equipment
Next you need to get all your appliances, fixtures and fittings for your kitchen decor. Depending on your design, you will most likely need to consider everything from countertops, oven, stove, extractor hood and refrigerator to the sink, faucets, cabinet handles and tile/splashback.
Step 5: Find your contractor/craftsman
You’ll most likely need to find a few contractors to install your new kitchen, including:
- A carpenter, joiner, or handyman who will remove existing cabinetry and build and/or install your new cabinetry.
- A plumber to install your sink, faucets and drain pipes. If you have a gas furnace, find a plumber who is also a qualified gas fitter so they can hook up your furnace as well.
- An electrician connecting your outlets.
- A tiler to complete your splashboard and/or flooring.
Step 6: Supervise the demolition and installation
Now your kitchen renovation can begin.
Most carpenters or carpenters can project the renovation for you, but if you plan to lead it yourself, it’s important to carefully plan and coordinate which contractors you’ll need and when. This ensures that your contractors can easily access the spaces they need without having to work on top of each other.
See more new articles in category: Interiors & Idear