What to think about when remodelling your kitchen?
A kitchen remodelling project gives you several options and kitchen design ideas so you can choose how best to organise your storage space or add a kitchen island. A unique and bespoke custom kitchen can become the focal point for your entire house.
The first part of any renovation or makeover is to work through your kitchen layout. Schmidt breaks this down into five main areas. These include food storage, tableware storage, washing, food preparation and dining areas, and cooking facilities.
Modern homes often feature an island in the kitchen, but will you place the sink on the island? Ensuring that the distance between the cooking area and the preparation area is something people think about a lot when designing their kitchen. People don’t always consider where the storage should be placed for the best result. Do you want to have to walk the length of the space to get the pan you need and then walk it again to place it on the stovetop?
With years of experience dealing with these questions, we can act as your project manager for the perfect layout.
One of the first things to decide on when designing your perfect kitchen is storage. You could choose traditional styling of kitchen cabinets or have complete custom cabinetry created to suit your needs perfectly. One option is to remove handles from your cabinets altogether to create a more seamless modern feel to the kitchen as soon as you walk in.
You’ll also need to choose what types of storage you need. How many open shelf cabinets do you need for food storage? Will these include shelving on the inside of the doors or perhaps some open shelving to use for display? Will the corner units be on a rotating carousel to make more effective use of the space? Schmidt can help you in this area by asking you the right questions to help you make all the right storage decisions for your personal needs.
When doing interior design, but especially when you’re creating your dream kitchen, the colours you choose will help define one of the most used areas of your home.
Many primary colours suit many people’s tastes, such as Magnolia or Celest, but perhaps you want to brighten up your kitchen with a splash of Tangerine.
Mix and match the colours to create an eye-catching look and feel that says “You”.
If you prefer a wooden feel that adds a little warmth to your kitchen, you could choose an Oak or Cognac look.
Other options could be a complete stainless-steel look to the entire kitchen.
The consultants at Schmidt are specialists in working with you to choose the right colours that both bring your kitchen to life and leave you delighted with your completed remodel.
The benchtop is always one of the most visible and most used areas of any kitchen, so choosing the right one is paramount. You’ll want to ensure that the benchtop is easy to clean and potentially select a heat resistant surface, allowing you to place your finished cooking directly on the bench without finding a trivet.
Timber or stone benchtops will give your kitchen a level of elegance that your friends and family will be envious of every time they visit your home.
It’s also essential to make sure that your work surface area is substantial enough so that you won’t feel crowded when preparing food or serving guests.
Lastly, it would help if you decided on the little touches that make your kitchen perfect.
Where and how many power points are you going to install? Do you want a raised dishwasher to avoid bending over when loading and unloading?
Add lighted bases to light up your workshop. Place LED profiles that discreetly diffuse neutral and concentrated light to illuminate your work area.
Install a pull-out shelf inside one of your cabinets to conceal larger kitchen appliances when not in use.
If you choose a timber benchtop or any other surface that is not as durable, it might be a good idea to insert a little granite in a strategic location. This will provide more resistance to cuts and abrasions when prepping your dishes.
The Schmidt Sydney team has had the opportunity to work with hundreds of clients and see thousands of kitchen remodelling ideas.
Our experience is your superpower, so you can renovate your kitchen to fit your space and stay within your budget. Push the boundaries with an ultra-personalised solution that will stand the test of time.