Things To Consider When Renovating Your Kitchen

Things To Consider When Renovating Your Kitchen

If you’re looking for a good return on investment, then invest in a kitchen makeover. There’s a saying in the real estate business, and that’s: “Kitchens sell houses”. However, even if you’re not looking to sell your house anytime soon, getting a kitchen makeover in Auckland is worth the effort because so much of your time spent at home is in and around the kitchen. Making food and sharing it with friends and family should be a joyful experience, and nothing makes it more enjoyable than a gorgeous kitchen.

However, before you embark on your kitchen remodelling journey, here are some things you would do well to consider.

Balance Beauty And Practicality

Balancing beauty with practicality is particularly necessary when it comes to choosing your surfaces, such as countertops, wall surfaces and flooring.

Granite or marble countertops are generally a good choice because they are easy to keep clean, look good, come in an array of colours and are tough.

Tiling is generally preferable in kitchens because it’s far easier to keep clean; however, wooden flooring is also quite popular. Wooden flooring does not last as long as tiling though, and needs a considerable degree of maintenance in the long term. Carpeting is not recommended.

When it comes to walling, glass splash boards can be a nice touch to help keep things clean, although a bit of classy tiling can achieve the same effect.

Consider A Double Bowl Sink

When installing a new sink, you might be tempted to go with a single bowl sink because it saves on space. However, a double bowl sink will save you a lot of trouble down the line. It’s far more practical. You wash veggies on one side while the other side has a bunch of dirty dishes. Or you can use one side to wash and the other side to rinse. It might take up a little more space, but you’ll be glad for it in the long run.

Consider Installing Gas

If you haven’t yet, you should consider upgrading your stovetop to run on gas. There are numerous benefits to using gas. It is generally cheaper than electricity for the same amount of energy. What’s more, it heats up far quicker and is therefore far more energy-efficient. Cooking is more precise when using gas and therefore you’re able to make better food. Plus, if the power ever does go out for whatever reason, you can still use the gas stove to make food and boil water.

There are many more considerations when renovating your kitchen, so be sure to speak to an expert who can help you figure out all the details.

For your kitchen makeover in Auckland, Hans Ellehuus Builders can help you achieve your dreams. Contact us now for more information!