If you are bored with the lockdown and would like to focus your energy on something positive and beneficial, why not plan a kitchen renovation? The busiest room in the house takes a lot of wear and tear and rather than simply a place to prepare food, the kitchen is a communal space where the family like to congregate and if you have some DIY skills, a kitchen revamp should be well within your reach.
Here are a few tips to help make the project a success.
- YouTube Videos – If you are not sure how to install a luxury vinyl floor, there are lots of ‘how to’ videos on YouTube that offer step by step instructions, or if you are reluctant to plumb in that new washing machine, there will be a video showing how to do that. Once you have watched an expert tackle a job, it becomes easy and you can rewind as many times as you like. There are those that have built a house from scratch with no previous building experience, all thanks to YouTube videos.
- Engineered Stone – You no longer have to pay the high price of premier Italian marble, as engineered stone is man-made and is identical to naturally quarried stone. A Google search will help you locate an Australian suppler of engineered stone, where you can view many designs and at very affordable prices. Have the benchtops and splashbacks cut to exact dimensions for an easy installation and everyone will think you splashed out on Italian marble.
- Professional Design – While you might prefer to carry out the work, it is advisable to ask professional kitchen renovations in Sydney if they could come up with an optimum design, or at least take a look at your floor plan. It might require extra work to relocate the double sink, and we should remember that nothing is set in stone regarding the positioning of appliances and furniture.
- Buy Materials Online – This ensures that you get trade prices, which could save you as much as 25%, plus you have zero labour costs, so your kitchen can be luxurious if you choose well.
Create a floor plan that is to scale and there are computer programs to help with kitchen design and layout, allowing you to have a 3D model of the finished room before you start work. If you spend wisely, your revamped kitchen should be very affordable and you will have the satisfaction of building it yourself.