The kitchen is the most important room in the house, it is where you do most of your living. It’s where you eat, and socialise, and have those serious conversations. And it is also the room in your house that gets the most judgement from the neighbours. And when it comes time to sell, your kitchen can make or break the deal. If you are in the mood to update your kitchen, here are a few of the key areas that will make the most difference.
- Island: If you don’t have an island, you should figure out how to fit one in. Although it is essentially a work table, it becomes more than that. The island will save you work and energy by being just the right height, and easy to clean. If you have a sink, built-in, that’s even better. An island will give you a lot of extra storage too, and every kitchen needs more storage. Islands can also be very beautiful, when topped with just the right surface and made into a shape just right for the room.
- Cabinets: Cabinets use up a lot of real estate in kitchens in Sydney, so they tend to dominate your décor. If your cabinets are dated, you should start there. You probably don’t have to throw them out, it is possible to resurface them with the right shade of paint. You could also get new doors that are more current. When working on the cabinets, make sure to check out new cabinet hardware options. There are many new ways to pull out drawers and space saving ideas that will make your cabinets more useful.
- Back Splash: There is a special space in nearly every kitchen, that calls out for its own signature style. That place is just below the cabinets and above the main work counter. The character of the back splash can set the tone for the whole room, if you are careful with how you use your design cues. Think hard about the look you want to achieve, and then design a backsplash that will seal the deal.
After those three items, you will want to have a good think about appliance and countertops. Your budget will be the main factor when it comes down to these. Appliances come in a wide range of prices, as do countertops. But professional equipment and some quality stone will increase the value of your home considerably. However, there are attractive choices that will do nearly as well, and the goal is to make you happy, not to break the bank.