How To Plan Your Kitchen Renovation in Sydney

Your kitchen is the social hub of your home. It’s where your family comes together to chat as you prepare dinner. It’s where your friends gather during a barbeque on the weekend. It’s also where you sneak to when you need that early morning coffee or that glass of wine after a long day. Your kitchen really does work hard.

However, when you look at your kitchen, do you think it could do with a renovation but where do I start? That’s where Inhaus Living comes in. We understand what you need from your kitchen and we’re going to share how you can plan your Sydney kitchen renovation without becoming overwhelmed.

Understanding the WHY behind your Sydney kitchen renovation

Embarking on a kitchen makeover, especially in Sydney, is no small decision. With the average kitchen renovation in Sydney costing about $20,000[]; a kitchen renovation is definitely an investment.

Understanding why you want to renovate your kitchen is going to drive many decisions along the journey. Do you want to renovate your kitchen to be:

  • More of a social, communal area?
  • More functional and accommodating to the needs of your family?
  • A cooking oasis and designed to your dream taste?
  • A selling point so you can make more profit on auction day?

Whether your goal is to enhance your property’s market value or to breathe new life into an outdated space, understanding the reason why you want to renovate is paramount. grasping the core reasons for your renovation is paramount.

If you know you want to renovate but are unsure of the WHY, then reach out to us at Inhaus Living. During a consultation, we can chat about what you are looking for and utilise our experience to find the why.

Set a realistic budget and timeline

Now that you know they why, it can become very exciting to get the mood board out and start planning. However, before things get too carried away, it’s important to discuss your budget and timeline.

Allocating a realistic budget, with a contingency buffer for the unexpected, towards your project. You don’t want to get halfway through your renovation and be watching the pennies because the budget wasn’t realistic.

Similarly, when you are creating the timeline for your project, try to be flexible. Delays can occur and renovations can fall behind schedule. If you have a deadline in stone, we recommend implementing a time buffer as well. This will assist in mitigating any potential delays and if you are fortunate, you may be cooking in your new kitchen sooner than you thought.

Choose the right renovation professionals for your project

With so many builders and companies advertising kitchen renovations in Sydney, how do you choose the right renovation partner for you?

The heart of your home deserves the expertise of professionals who can turn your dreams into reality. From a quality architect who can draw up the plans to a builder and cabinet maker who can bring your dream kitchen to life, now is the time to do your research. Investigate the past projects of your potential candidates and have open discussions with them about your budget and timeline.

Honesty and transparency are critical qualities in your Sydney kitchen renovation partner. You don’t need or want someone who is going to over commit and under deliver to the standard that you are expecting. At Inhaus Living, our inhouse expertise spans skillsets across every facet of the building industry, including senior structural engineers, licensed builders, architects, joiners, industrial designers, and interior designers. By utilising our entire team, you experience a continuity of care across your renovation project which results in a more seamless renovation journey.

Design your dream kitchen with care

The next stage is one most of our clients really enjoy – the design phase. This is where you can start to get creative. Grab your mood board and start having debates with your significant other about materials, colours and layout.

The layout and functionality of your kitchen are paramount to its overall usability. Consider how you use the space and identify any inefficiencies or areas that need improvement. If you’re using a designer, work with them to create a layout that maximises space, promotes efficiency, and enhances workflow. Think about the placement of appliances, storage solutions, and the flow of traffic within the kitchen.

Remember, every decision from the layout to the smallest fitting plays a crucial role in creating a kitchen that’s not just visually appealing but also fits into your daily life.

Navigating Sydney’s building codes and regulations

Every kitchen renovation needs to adhere to Sydney’s local building codes and regulations. Understanding what’s allowed and not allowed, or ensuring your renovation partner is knowledgeable about what’s required will ensure that your kitchen renovation runs smoothly and passes any certifications/approvals that are needed.

This step, although seemingly bureaucratic, is a vital part of your renovation journey. It ensures your new kitchen not only dazzles in design but also aligns with Sydney’s building codes and safety standards.

Choose quality materials that fit within your budget

Investing in quality materials is essential for a durable and long-lasting kitchen renovation. However, you can choose quality materials in every budget. From cabinetry and benchtops to flooring and fixtures, opt for materials that are both aesthetically pleasing and built to withstand daily wear and tear.

Considering factors such as durability and how easy they are to maintain, will ensure that you have a long-lasting kitchen. We believe that our clients deserve luxury that’s affordable, that’s why when you choose Inhaus Living as your Sydney kitchen renovation partner, you have access to a range of materials from our trusted brand partners to suit your budget.

Prepare for the emotional ups and downs

Your Sydney kitchen renovation journey will be more than just a physical transformation of the space. It can be an emotional rollercoaster with many moments of anticipation combined with moments of frustration. These emotions are a normal part of the renovation process.

If you can prepare yourself for these different moments and face them with patience and open communication, this will assist in allowing them to pass more easily.

Final step: Choose Inhaus Living for your Sydney kitchen renovation

Now that you know how to plan your kitchen renovation, why not choose Inhaus Living to help transform your Sydney kitchen into the kitchen you’ve been waiting for. Our goal is to make sure that your kitchen is not just beautiful on the outside, but also functional on the inside. We want to give you all the tools necessary for creating a place where you can be happy and feel at home every day!

We’d love to work with you. Call us today to book your free consultation