If you are a homeowner or looking to purchase a new home, you will quickly realize that home renovations are somewhat commonplace, and can have a dramatic effect of the look and feel of your home. This is especially true of kitchen renovations, probably more than any other type of renovation. Kitchens built before the mid 90s were generally nowhere near the top of the list in terms of the looks and feel of the home as they are today. Kitchens used to be designed with the sole purpose of making food and sitting down in the dining room to eat. If you have a house built pre-1990, you home is probably in dire need for a kitchen remodel, and have a look for yourself, the results can be dramatic.
1. Mount Pleasant
This kitchen was a bit tricky but turned out great, the position of the new kitchen area was swapped with the dining room. This design was a much better use of the space and allowed for a far larger living area and made the interior of the house look bigger. The colors are quiet and and match just about everything.
2. South Perth
This client had preordered all of the kitchen appliances before contacting us to remodel, so the contractor had to get creative and build the kitchen around new appliances. The kitchen sizes are actually the same size, but they were able to make much better use of the space and passageways. This kitchen is very clean and modern and will provide a classy look for years to come.
This project renovation design included taking out the dividing wall between the dining room and the kitchen, this allowed for great, wide open spaces and a much larger appearance. There is also much more room now for working, especially with the island, and storage space.
This was a newly purchased home by our client who wanted a much larger kitchen. The decision was made to incorporate the veranda behind the kitchen and extend the kitchen into that area. This allowed for us to provide a much larger room with bright windows and a nice island area.
This was actually a very large project that included knocking out many support walls as this was a two story house. Support ceiling beams were needed to be put in place where the walls were removed and another hurdle that had to be worked around was the lighting because the ceiling was actually concrete. A bulkhead was added to solve that problem. This redesign changed the whole look and feel of the interior of the house, going from the 70s to the 2010s in only a matter of days.
6. Shenton Park
This home had a large laundry room running the full length of the kitchen. The decision was made to make use of that room and incorporate it into the kitchen to make it much larger and open than before. A recess was added so the refrigerator could be inserted, as well as a walk in pantry and a linen cupboard! The laundry room is still intact, although much smaller. The door exiting the kitchen was removed and the cooktop and feature rangehood and two additional windows were added to the wall in its place. All of the extra space also allowed for an island to be incorporated into the design.
This kitchen was a very small and old style kitchen that just didn’t fit the look and feel of the modern house. The first thing done was the walls were removed to open space to the family room. Once the wall was gone, there was a ton of room to work with. The island was put in at an angle to maximize the open space and the shape of the kitchen in the corner. Sleek dark granite counter tops were used and modern stainless steel appliances.
As you can see, the results from a kitchen redesign or remodel can be quite dramatic. Remodeling your kitchen in most cases will make your house feel much larger, give you more room to work with and a lot more storage space for your kitchenware and appliances. A kitchen remodel will also add substantial value to your home and will pay for itself in the long run! If you would like to see more of Sue Jansen’s work you can visit http://www.kitchencapital.com.au