Renovating your living space is a daunting thought and it requires effort and commitment to execute your plan! As the kitchen is considered to be the heart of the home; one needs to carefully consider how one is going to renovate one’s kitchen.
Here are some hints and ideas to accomplish your dream kitchen:
  • As your kitchen is utilised for your family and preparing homely meals; it is also an area that can be utilised for entertaining your guests! Therefore the space should cater for family as well as guests. This means that you would require a functional yet aesthetically pleasing kitchen.
  • What are the current issues in the kitchen? Maybe there isn’t enough space, there flow is limited, and maybe colour and texture of cupboards, counters, flooring and lighting need examining. Upgrading your appliances will give your kitchen an instant face lift!
  • From a technical point of view a triangle is a seven meter distance  from sink, stove and fridge. If you have an expert designing your kitchen then they will know what to consider.
  • Choosing what shaped kitchen to install requires thought and planning and using affordable but reliable material can provide you with a kitchen that will last a lifetime.
By creating your kitchen it should express your taste and your personality. Working with an experienced designer can fulfil your desires.
Renovating ideas for your bathroom:
  • Bathrooms are considered to be a space for you to relax and unwind after a stressful day! So the point of renovating your bathroom would be to create a space that can fulfil your needs.
  • Design, functionality and flow are key factors in designing any living space. Your bathroom requires careful planning. Here are some points to consider when creating your ideal bathroom:
  • Take into consideration the problem areas in the bathroom.  Remember that flooring, lighting and colour can make a significant difference to your space.
  • As you already have an existing bathroom and you require a few adjustments; it is advisable not to change the plumbing and electricals. Should you want to rearrange the electrical and plumbing then use an experienced electrician and plumber. Let their professional opinion guide you in making a decision
  • As you recreate your bathroom make sure that you check for damp problems and water proof the entire area.
  • Renovating your home is expensive so try and stick to your budget.  By reusing bath, tiles or other fittings will minimise the cost of replacing all of the fittings.
  • Choose a theme for your bathroom incorporate colours and texture to bring your ideal bathroom to life. Accessories can highlight your bathroom and add to the style you are looking to create.
  • Utilise your space: large, open spaced bathrooms can be created effectively by using larger tiles, mirrors, neutral colours which will broaden the space.
  • Adding warmth to your bathroom will emphasise the need to relax and unwind in your newly created bathroom.
  • Going green is key so by switching your old taps and shower heads with water saving appliances will minimise the waste of water.

Any renovations to your home need careful planning but in the end it is worthwhile. Extending your home loan or by applying for a bond will help you should you require financial support. The key is to consider every detail and consult with an experienced designer to assist you with fulfilling your dream house! By Adriana Levi