5 Tips for Kitchen Renovations

“This could definitely look better.”

“I’m definitely ready to see something new.”

If you find yourself thinking these thoughts about your kitchen more and more, it may be time to do a renovation.

The good thing about kitchen renovations have the dual distinction of adding real value to your home while also giving the interior an instant facelift. But to get those results, you have to get it just right.

If you’re looking at a renovation and you’re not sure where to start, here are 5 kitchen renovation tips that are sure to get you started.

1. Have a Plan

When you’re renovating your kitchen, you need to have a firm vision in place. You can’t be loving the eclectic style one day and then switching back to a vintage decorating style the next.

The reality is that kitchen renovations are a disruptive process that can take weeks to complete. Having a plan in place allows you to see exactly what needs to be done before the first hammer is picked up.

2. Look At How You’re Using Your Space

Renovating a kitchen is often a delicate balance between doing what’s practical and doing what’s aesthetically pleasing. Sometimes what takes a redecorated kitchen from nice to amazing is in the way it utilizes space. As many people who have opted for the open floor concept have learned, the room doesn’t have to be big in order to feel like it has lots of room.

3. Consider Your Lighting

More often than not, the smaller details are what make or break the authenticity of a renovation. Lighting is particularly important because it accentuates the overall look and feel of your completed kitchen.

Do you want the big, bright kitchen with natural light? Or do you want the cool, urban chic kitchen that uses fluorescent lights?

Whatever you choose, your lighting choices should enhance rather than detract from your general decorating.

4. Don’t Take Shortcuts to Save Money

While there’s nothing wrong with waiting for a fall sale or cashing in store credits, it’s recommended that you exercise caution about taking shortcuts with your renovations. Safety concerns aside, the kitchen plays a major role in setting the value of your house. Whether you’re renovating for home or for investment, don’t be afraid to spend on labor and materials.

5. Make Sure You And Your Kitchen are Compatible

Renovating a kitchen is kind of like getting married. You want and need your finished kitchen space to be compatible with your lifestyle.

For example, if you love the ranch house look and being comfortable at home is important to you, a chic, stainless steel kitchen might not suit you.

That’s why it’s important to always think about the person who’s going to be living in the house and using the kitchen.


Kitchen renovations aren’t a project that should be taken lightly. Aside from the total transformation of your kitchen and the financial implications of that, factors like the difficulty level and potential safety hazards like asbestos can complicate your project very quickly.

Coastal Building Projects is a reputable building and renovations company located on the Sunshine Coast. With years of experience behind us and our emphasis on providing quality renovation work, we can help you with the planning, budgeting, and building process.

Contact us today.