Kitchen remodelling can be an expensive investment. Or, at least, that’s what most people think. But, the truth is, it doesn’t have to be expensive at all, nor too elaborate. It’s wise to find good and affordable alternatives that can be a boon to your wallet and home.
Below, you’ll find useful and practical tips to keep in mind to help you with your kitchen makeover, from planning down to the execution.
1. Don’t Cheap Out On Your Designer
Singapore commercial interior design doesn’t come cheap. If it does, it’s probably not that good. Or, at least, not as good as one designed specifically for you. This includes in-store designers, who are almost always relatively inexperienced compared to interior designers with actual hands-on experience planning commercial and residential kitchen spaces.
As a good rule of thumb, expect to pay at least 5% of the project’s total cost for the design.
2. Work Within Your Budget
The reason why a lot of people think that designing and remodelling a kitchen is expensive is because they let themselves get carried away with all of the expensive stuff being sold. However, if you make it a point to stick with your budget, you can find good furniture pieces for your kitchen that are both functional and have high aesthetic value.
If you’re working with a designer, be upfront and honest about your budget. This way, they’ll be able to give you a better idea of what you’re going to get for how much you can afford.
3. Don’t Change Everything
If something still works, don’t replace it. Even if it doesn’t look as good anymore, there may be ways to restore its original look, if not improve it.
Let the designer know that you intend on reusing certain parts of the kitchen. They should be able to keep an eye out on good pieces. What’s more important is that by letting them know your intentions, they’ll be able to incorporate some of your old pieces into the new design.
4. Consider the Infrastructure
Before thinking about renovating your kitchen, consider if it even can handle it first. In many cases, especially in older houses, there needs to be some infrastructure that needs to be fixed first before any renovation or remodelling can be done.
Nothing is worse than already having a set budget for renovations only for it to fall way short because of costly infrastructure repairs.
To prevent this from happening, make sure to have the kitchen and house infrastructure checked by the designer first. This way, you can plan for the total financial cost properly.
5. Interview Multiple Designers
Not all interior designers are the same. Some are better compared to others, or at the very least, more experienced working with kitchens. If you’re keen on working with an interior design company, try to interview multiple designers before choosing one. This way, you’ll be able to select the absolute best fit for your kitchen.
Now that you know what to consider when remodelling your kitchen, you should be able to get the design process started right away. Whether or not you choose to work with an interior designer, these tips should come in handy all throughout.