Back to Basics: Things to Consider for your Kitchen Renovation

We talk in great detail about certain areas of the kitchen that require specific focus for different reasons. However, if you’re just beginning to think about investing in a kitchen renovation, it’s important to start off small. Here are some things to consider for your kitchen renovation.

Make a splash with your kitchen renovation

One thing you may want to think about is the type of backsplash that will bring style into the room. It should be visually appealing, functional, and durable. There are many styles and patterns that can complete the overall look of the kitchen. From contemporary, sleek brick to intricate detailed square tiles, have a play with ideas and samples to see what would work well for the design you want.

Updating your kitchen cabinets

Your kitchen cabinets are going to be used every day, even when you’re not in the room. The kitchen cabinet is essential for keeping your utensils and food neatly tucked away. However, you will still want it to reflect your personality and personal taste. Are you sleek and modern or traditional? Do you prefer shaker style or handle-less?

Consider a kitchen island

Do you want to create a kitchen for both functionality and social space? If so, then you may want to consider a kitchen island. The design ideas are endless and can be adapted to any way of living. So, if you have the space, perhaps you should look into adding a kitchen island for improving the overall purpose of your kitchen.

Opening up a small space

Does your current kitchen feel crowded and overwhelming? If so, you may want to rethink whether you should opt for kitchen cabinets. Many homeowners are switching things up and choosing to add open shelves to help the room feel bigger. These are also a great option if you take pride in your dinnerware as you can display your favourite items as though they serve a decorative purpose.

Choosing your worktops

There are two main questions you need to ask yourself when it comes to choosing the right kitchen worktops. The first is, “What budget am I working with?”. This will help narrow down the best materials for what you can afford. The second question is “What style do I prefer?”. Once you have the material types narrowed down, you can then look through your available options to see what works best with your design idea.


Most homeowners who wish to upgrade their kitchen also choose to upgrade their appliances. If you wish to do the same, it is worth considering the energy efficiency of your next investments. Most many modern appliances are much greener than older models, which can bring you significant savings on your energy bills in the future. However, it’s important to consider that these may come with higher upfront costs. So, think hard about whether an upfront investment is worth future savings.

Think about flooring

If you’re after a complete renovation, you should probably think about the kitchen flooring. If you’d like to learn more about your options, check out our flooring guide.

Creating a social kitchen

Do you like to entertain? If so, you need the right kitchen for it. Consider creating an open plan kitchen diner so that you can bring people into the room while you prepare a wonderful meal!

Get the perfect kitchen renovation with Euan Begg

When you’re ready to get started with your kitchen renovation, you will need the best kitchen company for the job. At Euan Begg Kitchens and Bedrooms, we offer a free home design visit so that you can see just what your current kitchen space is capable of. To learn more about our services, get in touch.


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