Shedding some new light on kitchen renovations.
The momentous decision to upgrade, update, overhaul or makeover a kitchen is both daunting and challenging to the homeowner, but for those of us in the industry, every kitchen project we undertake, is somehow a pleasurable and passionate experience. We thrive on it, and we feel liberated by the experience. The final results of course, give us the greatest rewards.
Updating by comparison to new-builds, requires a new set of parameters for each occasion. No two existing kitchens are the same, and the updates and alterations are certainly as individual as the clients we aim to please. All will have differing challenges, differing requirements, and of course all will have different budgets.&
Some clients are gadget junkies, some loathe cooking (believe it or not), some require a clear-bench policy, and others love the metallic tangle of exposed pots and utensils. Some love bright colours, and some adore black. Thankfully, the world is not populated with clones of each other, or dealing with the public would be frankly, exceedingly dull.
Since the Global Financial Crisis, the average kitchen budget has dropped immensely. This has made the industry leaner certainly, and like everyone else as a company we have tightened belts and reigned-in spending. On the up-side, it has taught us to be more creative with kitchen design, and more liberal in our design thinking.
We have always enouraged more liberal thinking from clients, but what we have found is that a natural progression of the tougher times, is the almost mandatory need for clients to weigh-up otions more keenly. Whereas a client once insisted on granite, they will now be just as feverishly requesting we put forward other products for consideration.Clients who would not see past polyurethane cupboard doors, and would not for a moment consider laminate doors, are browsing all the wonderfully different surfaces available for doors, including perspex and glass.
This shift in consideration is refreshing and one of the real joys of our changing economic times. Necessity is the mother of invention...FACT. We still want our new kitchen sooner rather than later, and we still want to be over-joyed with the results, but the budget is now more restrictive so where can we cut costs? As kitchen designers and installers, we are so often reminded that a $1,000.00 saving on the re-fit, could mean a new kitchen appliance. A $500.00 saving on flooring could mean that wonderful steel cupboard componentry that you have coveted for some time. Even a $200.00 saving on a sink, can make the difference between the mixer of your dreams, or a generic tap of little appeal.
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AtDenise O'Regan Design (Sydney) we look beyond the everyday in every conceivable service we offer, whether it be lighting, flooring, design, appliances, window treatments, componentry, furniture, wallpaper, rugs, or art. That is simply because....
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