New Year, New Kitchen or Bathroom? How to Start Planning Your Renovation

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The new year is a great time to refresh your home and make it more comfortable, functional and stylish. Whether you want to update your kitchen or bathroom, or even both, there are some important steps to take before you start your renovation project. In this blog post, we will share with you some tips on how to plan your renovation project, from setting your goals and budget, to choosing your materials and fixtures, and preparing for the renovation.

Set Your Goals and Budget

The first step to planning your renovation is to set your goals and budget. What are you hoping to achieve with your renovation? Do you want to improve the layout, increase the storage space, add new features or appliances, or simply change the look and feel of your room? How much are you willing to spend on your project?

Having a clear vision and a realistic budget will help you narrow down your options and avoid overspending. You can use online tools to get an idea of how your room will look like and how much it will cost. You can also consult with a professional renovator to get a quote and a design plan and is highly recommended.

Do Your Research and Get Inspired

The next step is to do your research and get inspired. Browse online galleries, magazines, blogs and social media to find ideas and examples of kitchen and bathroom designs that you like. You can also visit showrooms, home improvement stores and open houses to see different styles and materials in person. Take note of the colours, textures, shapes, finishes and features that appeal to you and suit your lifestyle.

Hire a Professional

Unless you are very handy and experienced, it is advisable to hire a professional renovator to help you with your project. A professional can provide you with expert advice, design solutions, quality workmanship and project management. To find a reputable and reliable renovator, you can ask for recommendations from friends and family, check online reviews and ratings, or contact industry associations such as the Housing Industry Association (HIA) or the Master Builders Association (MBA). You can also contact us and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Choose your Materials and Fixtures

Once you have a design plan and a contractor, you can start selecting the materials and fixtures for your kitchen or bathroom. You can choose from a wide range of options depending on your style, budget and needs and here are some popular choices for kitchen and bathroom renovations:

  • Laminate, stone, timber or stainless steel for countertops
  • Tiles, vinyl, wood or laminate for flooring
  • LED, pendant, recessed or under-cabinet for lighting
  • Chrome, brass, copper or matte black for faucets and hardware
  • Ceramic, porcelain, glass or stone for sinks and showers
  • Freestanding, built-in, clawfoot or spa for bathtubs
  • Wall-hung, back-to-wall, close-coupled or smart for toilets

Finding and deciding the fixtures and fittings are one of the most crucial aspects to consider during any renovation project. Therefore, it’s always best to take your time and choose carefully.

Prepare for the Renovation

Before the renovation begins, you need to prepare your home and yourself for the disruption and inconvenience that may occur. You may need to pack up and store your belongings, set up a temporary kitchen or bathroom, arrange alternative accommodation and inform your neighbours so they are aware there may be noise due to the work. You also need to communicate with your contractor regularly, monitor the progress, and deal with any issues or changes that may arise.

Enjoy Your New Kitchen or Bathroom

After the renovation is completed, you can finally enjoy your new kitchen or bathroom. You will be amazed by how much difference a well planned and executed renovation can make to your home, and you will have a more beautiful, comfortable and functional space that reflects your personality and lifestyle.

We hope you found our tips on how to plan your kitchen or bathroom renovation helpful and informative. If you have any questions or comments, or if you are ready to discuss your next renovation project with us, please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you and help you turn your dream into reality.