15 May Kitchens Cape Town
Kitchens Cape Town / Updating a kitchen
Getting the most out of your kitchen update
Kitchens Cape Town – Thinking about updating your kitchen? If so, it is one of the best rooms to update in your home to increase the value of the home, along with updating bathrooms.
The kitchen is the heart of the home – the hub of activity for you and your family – and more and more people want an open idea kitchen design that allows them to cook and entertain at the same time. A well-designed kitchen with good flow is a kitchen where you will enjoy cooking, entertaining and interacting with your family.
Research is necessary when updating a kitchen, because what works for one person might not work for another. Before you start ripping out and replacing a kitchen, do your homework. Check on property values for homes close to you to see how much they sold for and that way you won’t overspend on a (re-doing/making new again) that might overcapitalise your home.
If you need to keep costs as low as possible, maybe because you want to spend a lot of money on a few (expensive thing/rich and comfortable condition) items, look at how you can save in other ways:
Make your own cabinets
Putting your DIY skills to good use is one way to save on a kitchens Cape Town revamp by making your own cabinets. Swapping out old, chipped and scratched cabinets with new will give your kitchen a brand new look – and making your own kitchen cabinets will save you a fortune.
Kitchens Cape Town floor and wall cabinets are easy to make and you can choose from a variety of materials to use at your local hardware outlet.
Plan the layout carefully
When looking to save on costs, one area that will save you a lot is to keep to the existing layout as much as possible. Moving water and gas lines, or moving or installing extra plug points, will definitely push up the cost of a kitchen renovation, so you might want to leave existing pipes and outlets in place and work with other ideas to create your new kitchen. Factor these services into your kitchens Cape Town plan to see if there is any way to avoid having to call in a plumber or electrician. A single extra plug point can cost as much as R600, depending on how much work needs to be done, so try to avoid this unless completely and totally necessary.
Top tips for a kitchen update
Space planning for kitchens Cape Town is very important when thinking about the design of your kitchen. Not only because of water lines and wiring but because of any existing fixtures you plan on trying to keep or reuse. If you are planning on buying new appliances or keeping the same ones you need to make sure you leave enough room for them when redesigning any cabinetry.
When shopping for appliances be sure to buy the right size. Make sure that gorgeous double-door fridge will fit before you buy!
Make sure that you make use of all available space when designing or planning a kitchen. Cabinets that wrap around a wall make full use of wall space and provide extremely important storage. By using walls to the maximum you’ll be getting value for money in the room by filling empty spaces.
Kitchen design and flow
Another important element you will want to think about for kitchens Cape Town is to make sure of your kitchen is designed for maximum flow and function, especially if there is more than one cook in the family! Look at how design will make the space great for cooking, storage, and possibly even entertaining.
If you use lots of spices and herbs when cooking, have a built-in spice rack close to the stove, making it easy to reach when cooking. Allow a drawer in floor cabinet for pots and pans – pull-out drawers make it easier to reach everything. If space allows, a food-storage room with pull-out shelves is a lifesaver in any kitchen. All of these things really help with the flow of our kitchen and storage.
Other things to think about for the best cooking experience are countertop heights, positioning of the hob and stove, etc. These elements work together to make your cooking and entertaining more enjoyable!
Lighting in the kitchen
Think about your lighting plan for kitchens Cape Town and make sure it allows for different activities in a kitchen. A central ceiling fixture will light up the room but not where you are standing. Downlights mounted under cabinets will give you enough light – in addition to a central fixture – to provide the necessary lighting for all tasks taking place in a kitchen.
Agreement is the key
Finally, always be prepared to compromise on some cosmetic updates for kitchens Cape Town, especially if you are hit with an unexpected renovation expenses. It is far better to come in on budget and compromise on smaller things, than to go over budget just for cosmetic purposes.