How to Plan for Your Kitchen Renovation

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Kitchen renovations can be exciting but they’re also a challenging journey for homeowners. The kitchen is among the most important rooms in the house, so you want to make sure that you get the best results. Is that possible? Of course, it is!

The key is proper planning. When you are able to plan well for the project, the risk of things going wrong is reduced. To help ensure that you get your dream kitchen, here are some tips that you might want to follow:

Check All Your Kitchen Appliances

Before deciding to splurge on kitchen appliances, you might want to check the ones that you have right now to see which ones are still in good working condition. This is something that you should do especially if you are on a budget.

Once you have decided which ones you are getting, you need to do your homework and find out their specifications, and more importantly, their dimension. You need to provide this information to the cabinet maker, who needs to ensure that everything in your kitchen fits perfectly.

Focus on Function

When making considerations, always prioritize function over form. Your kitchen has to be fully functional and convenient to use. Always think about all the things that you regularly use in the kitchen and explain that to the designer so they can ensure that you’ll be able to get the most out of your kitchen with the renovation. The design should never get in the way of your use of the space.

The flow should be enough, and all the appliances and cabinets should open and close with no problem. Appliances should be well within reach and positioned with safety in mind, too.

Think About Getting a Chef’s Line

A chef’s line in a restaurant is where the chefs assemble the food before they are taken to the dining area. An island bench will work perfectly for this. Such an area could be the focal point of your kitchen. If you also have a stove-top, there should be a raised surface where people can eat and enjoy their food while you’re showing off your culinary skills.

Opt for an Easy-to-Maintain Kitchen

When you speak with your designer, mention that you want a kitchen that’s easy to clean and maintain. That’s going to make it easier to keep the look of a new kitchen for much longer. You might think intricate wooden benches or concrete surfaces would look good, but you should ask the designer if there’s a possibility of staining or if they’re long-lasting. You should also think twice about glossy finishes as they are often fingerprint magnets.

Plan with Your Little Housemates in Mind

If you have little kids or pets running around, you should consider how they’ll be interacting with the new kitchen. While it’s impossible to make a kitchen 100% child-safe, you should take extra precautions by making sure that ovens and microwaves are out of the reach of their tiny hands.

Consult and Trust the Designer

It’s important to know that if you are working with a reputable company like Azztek Kitchens, you’ll have a team of award-winning kitchen designers who have years of experience in creating functional and gorgeous kitchens. It’s a good idea to hear out their suggestions and see what they envision for your kitchen. Trust that they will take into consideration what you want for your kitchen because at the end of the day, what they want is a happy client.


A kitchen renovation is a big project. It’s not something that you can just do on a whim without thinking about it carefully. For the remodel to be successful, it needs thorough planning and working with the renovation team as much as you can. Of course, your choice of renovation team contributes a lot to the outcome of your project.

For a result that will exceed your expectation, trust only Azztek Kitchens. Our expert and award-winning designers and all team members have been providing homeowners with incredible kitchen renovations at affordable rates. Contact our team today to inquire about our services!

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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.