Our previous blog post discussed how best to prepare for your home renovation, as well as going over how to plan out your bathroom and living spaces. This blog will go over planning your kitchen, as well as our final tips and tricks on how to plan the home renovation of your dreams.
Designing for your kitchen requires similar considerations. A built-in look will be more cohesive and minimalist, but will require attention to the structure of your home. Built-in appliances, such as ovens, dishwashers, and fridges, can be integrated within the cabinet space. Not only does this provide a more streamlined design, but it also allows more efficiency in your kitchen, allowing for more storage space and use of counters. When selecting products, keep in mind your goals for your kitchen. If you are a home chef, interested in the newest innovations in kitchen technology, consider looking at Gaggenau. Gaggenau is one of the top brands for appliances, with modern designs and innovative features. If sophisticated kitchen technologies isn’t your priority, but you still want a kitchen that has contemporary designs, Bosch or Siemens might be more suitable for you. With reliable products and modern technologies, their products are considered leaders in the kitchen appliances industry. It is also important to keep in mind how you want the layout of your appliances, such as which side the door hinge will be on, and how will these appliances fit into your counter space. These considerations, while they may seem small, are truly what helps to personalize the space best to your needs, and helps create a fully cohesive kitchen layout.
Bosch provides various options for integrated appliances, including their innovative dishwashers, which feature a modern design and the newest technologies.
Gaggenau’s Vario 400 series is recognizable as the highest quality innovative kitchen appliances available on the market. With all the newest features and a sleek design, Gaggenau is a favourite in any kitchen.
Another major consideration in home renovation is planning your budget. While you might be considering purchasing cheaper furniture and appliances, it is best to think twice before doing so. The quality of higher-end products is far superior and can be a worthwhile investment for your renovation in the long-term. These products are made from better and more durable materials, while also being fitted with the best and newest technologies and innovations. Keep in mind that furniture, appliances, and sanitary, will likely include shipping and installation fees. While it may seem tempting to do the installation yourself, it is always best to hire a professional, to prevent damage to not only the product, but also to your home or yourself. Talk to your contractor about the installation required for various products, and try to consider how to allocate your budget efficiently, while still ensuring safety is a priority. It is good to create a larger budget than you originally plan to be better prepared for any unexpected costs that may arise during the process, and to factor in some leeway into your budget.
Consider additional features for your apartment renovation. Smart Glass is a very popular installation, and allows for complete privacy while still maintaining an open space plan. The Smart Glass functions through a thin electric film placed between two panes of glass, and a simple switch can allow the glass to change from transparent to translucent. Smart Glass is often used for bathroom windows and dividing partitions within your apartment, to help maintain a sense of privacy in your home while also providing unobstructed views. Smart Glass is made to order, so ensure that you have made the final decision on your layout and measured correctly before ordering panels. Panels can take about 4-7 weeks to manufacture and deliver, so make sure to order in advance to ensure everything arrives on time.
Smart Glass is a popular addition to modern households, with the ability to provide privacy, while still allowing beautiful views and open floor plans.
The most important thing to remember when starting your home renovation, is to make sure you plan ahead. Consider the preexisting state of your apartment, and discuss with your designers and contractors about a layout ahead of time. Once you have made a plan, decide what furniture, appliances, and sanitary ware you need, so you can order in advance and limit the chance of delays during your renovation process.