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Deconstructing Design: Part 1 – Thinking about a Kitchen Renovation

Renovating a kitchen can be an exciting and nerve-racking time for many. For first-time renovators it may seem like a complicated process full of uncertainty; but when you know what to expect, the reality is far less stressful. This is the first of a four-part blog, stepping you through all the elements of a kitchen renovation, from beginning the design process, to dealing with the installation.

When considering a kitchen renovation it’s likely you will have many questions about how the process works and how to incorporate all your ideas into your ideal kitchen. Thankfully, it’s not as complicated as it may first seem. We follow Jan and Jim as they renovate their kitchen with the Mint Kitchen Group.

Jan and Jim contacted the Mint KG designers, wanting to update their kitchen, which adjoins the living and dining spaces in an open plan setting. Their waterfront house has a contemporary beachfront style and they wanted to continue this theme through to their kitchen. The major detractors of the existing kitchen were its lack of style and storage space. In discussing this with their Mint KG designer, they were able to plan a kitchen that suited their needs and included fresh, modern colours and finishes, additional storage and a butler’s pantry with ample space for food preparation.

When deciding to renovate, consider your personal tastes and lifestyle, the look of your current kitchen, the available floor space, how you would like the kitchen to function and your budget. In the initial stages of a kitchen renovation you will sit down with your designer to discuss the outcomes you desire and throw around some ideas. This discussion will allow both you and the designer to gain a better understanding of what the new kitchen will look like, and this is arguably, the most important stage. It will define whether your kitchen has contemporary or more traditional styling, which will also drive the selection of materials, textures and finishes.


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