Kitchen Updates and Renovations
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Better View has been completing kitchen for many years. This service involves the complete package from the initial design to complete kitchen installation in your home. The complete kitchen renovation usually involves removing the existing kitchen, plumbing, electrical, gyprocking, tiling, stone masonry, carpentry and other trade work depending on the renovation.
Better View has one main reason why you should renovate your kitchen with us rather than another renovation company, because we are good at it!
Better View have some simple ideas to help you get started, and some basic tips to plan your renovation,
Being one of the area's where you can increase the value of your house considerably, it's important to set a budget you can afford, without spending over capitalizing.
Size vs layout
In pre existing kitchen you'll have a set size which means layout will be important as well as the type of kitchen you can install. Hers some examples of kitchens you can install
Before committing to a designer or contractor, it’s best to check references, even if a friend made the initial recommendation.
What follows is a list of kitchen professionals and firms recommended by peers, including other designers, architects, and builders. These firms specialize in kitchens, though many do bathrooms, too. Most will guide you through an entire renovation—from drawing up a plan through completing construction—using either full-time employees or contractors. Designers also generally help you choose cabinets, appliances, sinks, lighting, flooring, and decorative hardware.
Not listed are general architecture firms whose work includes kitchens. Contractors and design/build firms that may do kitchens as well as whole-house remodels aren’t included, either. Many larger firms limit jobs to major renovations and additions; if your project is smaller, you may be better off with a company that specializes in kitchens. For those who prefer a larger firm, a list of architects and remodelers is available here.
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For a fast and economical update, you can’t look past paint. It can be applied to just about any surface in the kitchen, from cabinets and floors, even to white goods, and can instantly transform a dark, tired kitchen. There are new innovations in paint all the time, so it’s worth visiting your paint specialist to see what’s available.
Keep in mind kitchen surfaces need to be easy to clean – satin and semi-gloss paints tend to be the easiest to apply and clean. Taubmans’ Kitchen and Bathroom paint for walls and ceilings is specially designed for moist conditions and is easy to wipe down. White Knight Paints offers several great kitchen paints: look out for its Tile and Laminate paint, which is available in 1,000 colours from the Taubmans’ colour chart; its Fridge and Appliance paint in black, silver and vanilla; and its acrylic Floor Paint, which is suitable for both concrete and timber floors..
Instead of replacing dated cupboards that are still in good condition, give them a facelift by re-lining the front of doors in a new modern material. Some of the best new laminates come from Laminex – look for its timber veneers and bright glossy painted finishes. For more timber laminate options, try Gunnersen or New Age Veneers. If you prefer the look of an industrial kitchen, why not re-clad your cupboard doors in stainless steel – try Abet or Stainless Sections.
Alternatively, replace doors while keeping the body of cabinets intact. Try Parbury or Sydney Doors for ready-made doors, or have them specially made by a cabinetmaker.
The current trend is for solid wood, stone or composite benchtops, all of which can be very costly. If you’re prepared for the outlay, go for some of the finest natural materials such as granite, marble, or solid timber, or quality composites such as Corian (available at CASF).
Alternatively, there are a number of cheat's tricks to achieve the look at a fraction of the cost. Consider re-lining your existing benchtop with timber laminate, and applying matching edging to give the appearance of solid timber. For an industrial feel, clad it in stainless steel or a brightly coloured laminate. Or to achieve the look of solid quartz, overlay your benchtop with a stone or quartz slab.
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to spruce up your kitchen is with new cabinet handles. There are endless options on the market - everything from pretty porcelain and traditional brass to contemporary stainless steel.
Take a good look at your kitchen lighting: is it functional? Does it create ambience where you want it? You can spend as much or as little as you like on bulbs and fixtures, but a successful lighting scheme relies on good planning. Ensure your work areas are well-lit and avoid shadows. Install clip-on or strip lights beneath wall cabinets, or hanging pendant lights above an island unit, plus good task lighting above the dishwasher or sink. Replace any harsh strip lighting that creates an unpleasant and unproductive light, and create mood where you want it by installing dimmers above dining spots within eat-in kitchens.
Splashbacks - positioned behind the stovetop to protect your walls from grease and grime - are a great spot to add a hit of colour. The material you choose needs to be non-flammable, non-porous and easy to wipe down. Stainless-steel splashbacks have a modern, professional feel, while heat-resistant, specially-toughened glass can be back-painted in a huge array of colours or lined with wallpaper for a bolder look. If you're feeling particularly creative, take your own digital photo and have it blown up and laid on to clear glass (try Palmers Glass Kitchen or find a local glass specialist in the Yellow Pages).
It's easy to dismiss tapware as a minor detail, but the sink is one of the fi rst places to which the eye is drawn when entering a kitchen. Consider replacing dated or dented tapware with a new design. Think practicality as well as looks - extendable taps with pull-out nozzles are chic and make rinsing large platters a breeze. And if you're short of inspiration, look to restaurant and hotel kitchens for some of the latest designs. In terms of style, there's something out there to suit every taste and budget.
Looking for a good kitchen designer? As a first step, you might ask friends who have kitchens you admire what designer or firm they worked with and how the process went. Next, you’ll want to browse potential companies’ online portfolios to make sure their aesthetic matches your vision.
During your initial meeting, a designer will probably draw a rough sketch of your new kitchen and give an estimate of costs. The next step will be a home visit for exact measurements.
Other things to consider whilst renovating your kitchen
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