Completely refurbishing your kitchen is a very common idea that many of us undertake. After all, we probably end up spending the most time in the kitchen as it’s commonly used for socialising in.
So if you’ve suddenly been inspired to do something about it looking so dreary, then you’ll probably want to take a step back before diving into it head first.
Matt from Custom Outdoor Living has plenty of experience in planning, designing and building Melbourne home extensions, sunrooms, pergolas, you name it, he’s built it and in his 20 years of experience, he highly advises making sure you have all the necessary information before commencing on any building project, no matter how small or large.
It’s probably worth listening to what he says given the fact that he’s helped hundreds of Melbourne residents extend their property. “It’s quite surprising how many people rush into these things without giving it the proper attention it deserves”, Matt says. They rush into things without considering all the possible pit falls, then when they hit the first hurdle, it all falls apart and they end up calling us to fix their problems.
As a good example, if we consider building some Melbourne pergolas, you need to first investigate the local building regulations. You can’t just storm ahead without first consulting the local council. We’ve come across this before, where the customer has told us about the nightmare scenario where they had to tear it all down again!
As with anything, you need to plan first, otherwise you might just end up pulling your hair out with frustration. So there are some helpful tips to get you started.
Homeowner’s Workbook: How to Remodel Your Kitchen
You’ve decided to remodel your kitchen. Now what? Not knowing where to start, many homeowners fall into two camps. Some start by looking at appliances. Others start by collecting inspiring kitchen photos. Some decide they need more room. Others simply want to upgrade their current kitchen. Homeowners may find themselves in this exploration stage for a year or longer before they start interviewing kitchen designers or general contractors.
Once you’ve pondered long enough and you’re ready to green-light a kitchen remodeling project, then what? We’ll start with the first 9 steps and we’ll get into the nitty-gritty details under specific steps as we move through the complete workbook.
Step 1: Think about what you need
This step is all about how you use your kitchen, and finding the layout and features that fit your household’s lifestyle. Get ideas from every resource possible, including Houzz guides and photos, kitchen showrooms, books and magazines.
If you’re wondering if you have the ability to do it yourself, check out the following video. I always find it interesting to see people’s own take on construction.
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