Kitchens are often a focal point of our homes, as hubs for cooking, eating and coming together with family and friends. Many of us have childhood memories of watching our parents cooking over the stove, while we did our homework at the kitchen counter. Renovating your kitchen can bring with it limitless possibilities, but there are often hidden costs. So in this article, we’ll be going over some key costs to consider when you’re updating your kitchen.
While design fees are often something we consider when renovating our kitchen, but it’s important to note how much of your budget these fees may consume. The way we use our kitchens should be reflected in its design, and an experienced designer will incorporate functionality into the design of your kitchen, while mixing in personal elements that you may be aesthetically drawn to.
Stone or Concrete Benchtops
Stone benchtops are often a popular choice when it comes to kitchen renovations. Being durable, easy to clean, and with a high quality finish, stone represents one of the best materials to use in the kitchen. In more recent years, concrete has become increasingly popular for many of the same reasons, while also being an interesting, textured material. However, both materials are incredibly heavy, so you may need to restructure your flooring to ensure it can hold the weight.
Kitchen cabinetry and benchtops are designed to fit along walls that are positioned perpendicular to each other, but from time to time this isn’t the case. In most cases, cabinetry and benchtops will need to be modified to suit the wall location, and this can incur extra fees. But ideally, if this needs to happen it will be revealed at the design stage, so that you know how much you’ll be spending from the get-go.
Kitchens represent warmth, family and nurturing, and are becoming increasingly central in our lives, and that’s why it’s important to match function with form and design. Stone Design Group sell the finest quality kitchen benchtops in a range of colours and styles, and are custom made to suit your unique needs. To learn more, get in touch by calling 03 9498 3444 today.