Are you thinking of renovating your kitchen? If so, you probably have some concerns, as kitchen renovations are often complex and require a lot of thought. At Terra Homes we have a wealth of experience with clients who have previously bought a house and renovated their kitchens meaning we can provide you with all of the tips you need for your project.
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How much does a kitchen renovation cost?
The price of renovating a kitchen depends on many factors, such as if it is going to be a complete overhaul of the kitchen or if you are just going to change a few fixtures or tiles. Another factor for the budget is the cost of materials, and this will depend on the quality used. Additionally, every professional charges the labour rates that they deem appropriate for their work.
It is therefore not possible to say how much a kitchen renovation will be until you have all of this information to hand. However, if we are talking rough price ranges, a kitchen renovation can cost from between 1,000 to 10,000 euros, in most cases.
The best kitchen renovation tips
Now we know how much a kitchen renovation can cost, lets take a look at a few recommendations to bear in mind:
Careful when taking measurements
Mistakes when taking measurements can be expensive, so get yourself a tape measure and start to measure each window, door, etc. accurately and carefully. Don’t forget the minor details, these often go unnoticed but are vitally important. These include sockets and water inlets.
Think about the layout
Stop to think if your kitchen is just a place to cook in or if you use it for other things to. In the case of the latter, you should analyse how to utilise the space to cover all your needs.
There are several ways to lay out a kitchen: a galley kitchen, a L-shaped kitchen, a U-shaped kitchen, etc. Before selecting your layout think about your fittings, the length of your kitchen, etc.
Make sure there is enough lighting
When thinking about lighting in your kitchen, we recommend having one general light along with several other lights to ensure that the work areas are well illuminated. A good option in this case are spotlights which can be fitted into the underneath of the cupboards and the sockets. Remember that to ensure the best possible energy efficiency, it is essential to use LED lights.
Use quality materials
In a kitchen, which is in constant use, it is essential to select good quality materials. Choosing a cheap counter, fridge, or extractor fan can be tempting, but these are unlikely to last, and it won’t be long until repair work or a replacement will be required.
Search for a good colour scheme
When renovating your kitchen, you may think it is a good time to decorate using your favourite colour scheme. However, bear in mind that any changes you make will be there for years and choosing colours that are too bright or which don’t do anything for the space can quickly become a burden. So, when choosing the colour scheme try to find a common ground between the tones that you like at the moment and those that you will still like several years down the line.
Trust the professionals
Kitchen renovations require experience, and they should not be left in the hands of just anybody. So, if you don’t want to be hit by an expensive bill after choosing the cheapest possible option, find some kitchen renovation professionals for the project.
Get various quotes
Each company you ask will provide you with a quote for the materials and a price for their labour. Remember to not shy away from quality. It is important to compare quotes and to choose the professionals who appear to be the most reliable and who work at a realistic price. We recommend getting more than two quotes. By keeping calm and following the tips in this article you can soon get to work on your dream kitchen.