If you’ve decided to give your kitchen a much-needed makeover, you may be wondering where to start. Most homeowners cringe at the thought of planning massive renovations, preferring to take it one step at a time. For example, they may focus on upgrading the upper cabinets first and then concentrate on the benchtops. Whatever your desire, you can plan the perfect makeover for your kitchen.

Budget

Before doing anything, you should map out your budget. You wouldn’t want to get halfway through the process only to realise you don’t have enough money to complete your project. Focus on the materials and labour required and then give yourself 10 percent more than you think it will cost for any unforeseen problems.

Design/Layout

The layout and design of the kitchen are important. Consider researching various design ideas online to get information and start picking something you like. Don’t forget to focus on the triangle work zone (sink, range, refrigerator), as they should be easily accessible so you can cook like a pro.

Materials

Materials can include anything from marble, granite or wood. It’s important to have an idea of what you want and where, so you can determine budgets more quickly and find a professional to help.

Storage

Most people don’t think about storage needs until their kitchen doesn’t have what they want. Assess what you have and where you want it to go so you can design something that will store everything easily.

Hiring

It is essential to hire professionals that can do the job for you. While DIY projects can be fun and get the whole family involved, you don’t want to take a risk with your kitchen. Zesta Kitchens can help with all planning and building needs, giving you more time to relax with your family and friends.