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Kitchen Remodelling: What Can Make or Break It

Having a home renovation in Singapore can be a good idea to makeover your interior! Having a new atmosphere that is pleasing to the eyes can give a more positive disposition and a new outlook in life. Should you wish to start on a clean slate with a new condo, kitchen, HDB or BTO renovation, Project Guru is here to help. Home renovation is more than just filling the space with aesthetics. We provide small to large-scale home renovation ideas that go beyond beautiful, aiming to deliver renovations that are functional and can make staying at home a worthwhile experience.

1. Practical flooring

When it comes to a kitchen renovation, flooring should make up approximately 7% of your remodelling budget if you plan to remodel the entire kitchen. Painting the walls of your kitchen may be the first step, but flooring and cabinets should come before the countertops, backsplash, and appliances. Some of these may be possible to do on your own, but it is always better to hire a professional to ensure a job well done.

Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) is an increasingly popular waterproof solution if you’d prefer a warmer surface underfoot. This alternative material mimics the look and feel of hardwood without the risks of distortion and damage associated with its natural counterpart.

Although these practical considerations exist, durable hardwoods like sustainable bamboo or oak continue to be popular choices – particularly when the flooring matches the rest of the modern interior design in an open-concept kitchen.

2. Kitchen working triangle

In the event that you decide to redesign your kitchen, avoid the common mistake of losing sight of the kitchen triangle when planning your kitchen renovation

A kitchen work triangle consists of three main areas of work: the sink, the refrigerator, and the stove. This layout should be laid out loosely to form a triangle, enabling you to perform everyday tasks without obstruction and with relative ease.

In general, each side of the triangle should measure no less than four feet and no more than nine feet, and ideally, the triangle’s perimeter should measure no less than 13 feet and no more than 26 feet.

Here’s a pro-tip: Decide where you want your refrigerator, stove, and sink before planning anything else. Plan everything else around them once they are in the triangle format.

3. Pantry spaces

The last thing you want is to realise halfway through your kitchen renovation that you don’t have enough room to store your non-perishable food items, especially if you had no pantry to begin with.

There is no doubt that you can find enough storage space in your cabinets, but having to climb on the counters to reach the top shelf might make you regret not having a dedicated pantry. When redesigning your kitchen, always consider if there is enough space for a pantry, and most importantly, remember to double-check your priorities before removing an existing pantry, especially if you are moving into a landed property home with plenty of kitchen space.

Getting a walk-in pantry can be easily achieved by converting an unused corner space. If you’re staying in a condo and working in a relatively small space, we recommend building a floor-to-ceiling pantry rather than a walk-in one.

Redesign Your Kitchen With ProjectGuru

Let us help you design and build the kitchen of your dreams. At ProjectGuru, we’ll assist you with every step of your kitchen renovation, covering everything from the big picture down to the finer details, such as fixtures and accessories. In keeping with your taste and vision, we strive to create the home of your dreams within your means.

ProjectGuru is a Singapore-based interior design firm that creates tailored solutions to fit individual preferences. Contact us today for more expert advice on home renovation and interior design!


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