The first step to take when planning for a kitchen renovation – or any other type of renovation like bathroom renovations or alfresco renovation for instance—is to have a clear idea or vision of how you would like the result to be. Think about what kind of appliances you would like installed, what colour and material you’d like to be used for your cabinets and counters and other several factors. If you’re having trouble painting a clear picture in your head, you can go online and check out some kitchen renovation ideas. You can also source inspiration from home renovation ideas magazines and books. If you have the time, you can visit a local showroom for a much more concrete view and feel.
Since many of the work involved in kitchen renovations will include the expertise of a contractor—from plumbing to carpentry and electricals—you may also want to talk to your chosen contractor and ask them for help. They can visit your home for an inspection, take measurements and give you suggestions as to how you should go about in designing your kitchen.