The idea of taking on a complete kitchen renovation all at once can be a little bit daunting to some people and it is very easy to understand why. Kitchen remodelling and installation is a significant investment into not just the value of your home but also the quality of your life. For most homeowners doing out the entire kitchen may not be practical or a financially available option at this current time. This is usually why taking a phased approach when it comes to remodelling can be a better and more affordable solution.
What Are The Benefits Of Remodelling In Phases?
When it comes down to phased remodeling there are five main components that you should think about these include: The overall plan, storage, surfaces, flooring and appliances. Most people take these components and stretch them over a period of time which fits their diary and finances.
Think About Your Needs & Wants
Sit down and have a brainstorm about what you want and need from your kitchen design and write it all down so you can keep an eye on your goal and budget. You may want to meet with a few kitchen installation teams to choose which you can work with best long term.Once you have decided on a team you would like to work with you can then set out the scheduling.
Look At Existing Storage
Storage will usually have the biggest impact on your kitchen design so you should give this aspect your full attention and consideration. Be sure to select a colour and style which works with your personal taste, lifestyle, budget and will also stand the test of time.
If your existing cabinets are in good shape you could just simply change the doors and handles to a style which suits you. This will save you a lot of money over replacing all the storage all together.
Once your storage is installed the next thing you should think about is your worktops. Ask your designer to show you some samples to compliment the rest of your kitchen’s style and colour.
Upgrading Your Appliances
You can actually carry out this stage alongside all of the others. Homeowners may find it more manageable to upgrade their appliances 1 by 1 to make the transition more manageable. You should alway upgrade the most important appliances first such as stoves, ovens, dishwashers, a fridge and then move towards the smaller appliances. Make sure to make accurate measurements before installing your appliances.
Unless you have floor damage you can replace your flooring usually at any stage of the process. Some homeowners prefer to save this for last because it allows them to consider what flooring options would go best with their new kitchen design. If you don’t like the way your flooring looks you could always use a rug to cover it all up if you would like a more financially beneficial option.
Sarah Wirth is a digital marketing expert at AJ Ball and Sons. AJ Ball is a kitchen installation company in Canterbury.