Essential Tips to Know When Planning a Kitchen Renovation

Are you planning on doing some major remodelling in your kitchen? Well, this is a massive project that can go really well or horribly wrong. You have to know that it involves more than just choosing backsplash tiles and attaching cabinets. Part of it is knowing which kitchen appliances to keep or let go of.

In this article, we will go through some proven and tested tips that can help you prevent expensive mistakes, eliminate headaches, and get the perfect kitchen you want!

What Should I Do with My Appliances During a Kitchen Renovation?

Here’s the thing: when doing a kitchen remodel, replacing some or all of your kitchen appliances isn’t mandatory. It isn’t necessary to buy a new refrigerator, stove, or dishwasher just because you’re overhauling your kitchen. If it isn’t broken, why fix it, right? 

However, since you are renovating your kitchen to make it look more beautiful, you would want your existing appliances to match the new setup. Here’s how.

Talk to a Designer

While shopping for new kitchen appliances can be fun, it can be very expensive. So do not waste money if you already have existing appliances. However, if you do not know if they will match your new kitchen, you can seek professional advice on how to do so. By keeping your old appliances, you can instead focus on elegant cabinets and beautiful light fixtures.

Coordinate and Match

When it comes to your appliances, make sure they all match or are at least in the same colour family. You can choose if you want a stainless, black finish. If you’re going to add some colours, make sure they complement each other, as well as with the cabinets, floor, counters, and walls.

Consider the Handles

It can be a bit distracting if your appliances have different handles. It is a small detail, but it can be visually jarring. Having the same sleek handle design for your refrigerator, dishwasher, and oven handles, as well as stove knobs, can really make a difference in creating a cohesive look.

Integrate Appliances

This is a design that is becoming more popular in modern houses. When you fully integrate your appliance, you place a cabinet panel in front to make the flow look seamless. If our refrigerator doesn’t match the rest of your kitchen, this is a great way to solve that problem without spending a lot of money.

On that note, the standard kitchen appliances that you have to include in your kitchen include cooktops, range hoods, ovens, sinks, refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, and microwaves. Again, you do not have to replace those things and buy an entirely new set. You can make the most out of those appliances by doing some minor tweaks and listening to your designer’s advice.


Kitchen appliances are among the most important elements in your kitchen. Without them, you will not be able to do much in there. However, apart from their functionality, you also have to consider their aesthetic and overall appeal, especially if you are renovating. Since buying new appliances can be costly, you can tweak them a bit just to achieve the kitchen of your dreams. 

Do you need help with kitchen renovations? Azztek Kitchens is the perfect choice for you. We are the premier full-service kitchen renovation company in the Peel region. Our award-winning designers can help you bring your dream kitchen to life. Contact us today!

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Aaron Rekman is the owner of Azztek Kitchens in Mandurah and has over 20 years experience in kitchen design, manufacturing, kitchen installation, home renovation and the building industry. Do you have a question for Aaron? Contact Azztek Kitchens today.