Why now could be the perfect time to start a bathroom or kitchen renovation
What does the new year mean to you? For some, it’s the same old resolutions – eat healthy, exercise more, lose weight, stop smoking, read more books, get a new hairstyle or save money. For others, January is a great starting point for a bathroom or kitchen renovation, so that you can achieve a fresh new look for your home. And unlike other new year’s resolutions that generally fall by the wayside by mid January, deciding to move forward with a home renovation is easy to stick to and the benefits will be enjoyed for years to come.
Perhaps you’ve just purchased and moved into a home with spaces that simply don’t work for you and your family. Or, it may be that you’ve lived in your current home for years, and months of lockdown thanks to COVID-19 has been the breaking point that’s shown that your kitchen and/or bathroom no longer works for your family and their various needs. For others, it could be that your kitchen or bathroom looks increasingly tired by the day and really needs a serious style revamp.
For a lucky few, it’s still holiday time, and the pressures of a new work and school year haven’t yet kicked in, so use this time wisely to gather creative renovation ideas from Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, websites, magazines and TV shows. Compiling a look-book of favourite colour palettes, design ideas and colour charts will be a helpful visual reference tool for both you and your designer.
What to consider for your project
Like anything, planning and preparation is essential when contemplating a bathroom or kitchen renovation. A crucial step in the planning phase is to decide on the “big-picture” style that you love, as this style will then dictate the various items, materials and appliances in that space. Make a list and look-book of the particular materials and items that appeal to you, the must-have kitchen and bathroom inclusions that you just won’t compromise on, and those that you are willing to reconsider if required.
Think about your space, your needs and how you want to utilise your kitchen or bathroom. How many people do you live with and will this number increase or decrease? Consider how you will use the rooms – do you love to cook or prefer meals that don’t require much equipment for preparation? Do you have lots of bathroom products? Is a bath essential? All of this information will be super helpful for your designer.
Tips when planning your home renovation
Talk to friends and family about their renovation recommendations. If they have had a recent bathroom or kitchen renovation, ask them for a list of their preferred companies, those they worked well with, who met their budget and timeframe, and even those who are on their “no-go” list. Also search online company reviews – how long have they been in business, have they won awards, do you like the look of their work, are others happy with their work?
It’s also so important to be crystal clear about your renovation budget. This will ensure that your designer doesn’t recommend products that are simply out of the question financially. The materials that you choose for your kitchen and bathroom renovation should relate closely to your budget.
So, what are you waiting for? Make 2021 the year that you put your kitchen and bathroom renovation ideas into action.
Looking to start the new year with bathroom or kitchen renovation? Contact the designers at Mint Kitchen Group to start the design process.