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When it comes to modern kitchen design, simplicity reigns supreme. But there’s so much more that goes into a modern kitchen renovation. Read on as we discuss what defines a modern kitchen, offer design inspiration, and answer some commonly asked questions.
In contrast to older styles like Victorian and Art Deco, clean lines are the hallmark of modern design. Open floor plans adhere to that ethos perfectly; less clutter, less drama, more simplicity.
Natural materials are modern kitchen design staples. Think polished concrete, bamboo, and, as for native timber, matai, kauri, and rimu are popular here at home.
Keeping the colour palette neutral is chic and stylish, but also sets a flexible backdrop for the rest of your decor. Neutral doesn’t mean boring. It simply means the rest of your design won’t be fighting for the spotlight.
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Before you get lost in the throws of internet inspiration, slow down and consider these three fundamentals first:
Bigger isn’t always better. What’s more important is whether your space is used efficiently. If your kitchen floor plan is the bane of your existence, it’s time to reconsider the layout. Maybe a new design centred around a spacious kitchen island with ample seating and storage is a better choice?
Whether you need a tasteful backdrop for your takeaways or a fully kitted-out chef’s kitchen, one thing’s for sure: kitchens are a social hub. And there’s no wrong answer here. But knowing how you’re going to use your kitchen will ensure the results are functional for everyday use, not just for Christmas dinners.
Knowing where you’re comfortable financially is crucial for a kitchen renovation. It’s much easier to discern must-haves from nice-to-haves when you have a finite budget to work with. Defining your investment early on will make decisions easier down the road.
There are quite a few aspects that factor into the final cost of a modern kitchen renovation; structural considerations, material choice, contractors, and consent applications, to name a few. Typically in New Zealand, you can expect to spend anywhere from $20,000-$80,000+* depending on the scope of your kitchen renovation.
Transparent communication is important to us, especially when it comes to the cost of a renovation. For more detailed information, you can check out this article that dives deeper into the cost to renovate a kitchen in New Zealand.
At Refresh, it’s our top priority to ensure you have a stress-free experience throughout your modern kitchen renovation journey. That’s why our proven 5-step process was designed with homeowners in mind.
From the beginning to the end, you’ll be paired with a dedicated Renovation Consultant who will walk you through the entire process and address any questions or concerns you might have along the way. Supported by a team of skilled and qualified kitchen renovation specialists, your Renovation Consultant will serve as your sole point of contact, ensuring clear and open communication.
While there are different building regulations throughout the country, your Renovation Consultant will arrange for the appropriate documentation to be obtained according to your council’s requirements. They’ll also take care of scheduling and coordinate the teams involved in the renovation, streamlining the entire process for you.
You can access our intuitive customer portal for updates and progress reports at any stage throughout your renovation. Once the construction phase is completed and your modern kitchen is finally done, your Renovation Consultant will provide you with the relevant paperwork, confirming that your project fully complies with local building codes and tying up all loose ends!
A scullery, sometimes referred to as a pantry or butler’s kitchen, is an extension of the main kitchen where homeowners can hide clutter. Sculleries can have an extra sink for dishwashing, a microwave, and power outlets for toasters and kettles. It goes without saying that sculleries also offer up ample storage.
There are plenty of great smart tech options that will improve your kitchen’s functionality. Touch-control faucets make clean-up safer since you don’t have to worry about cross contamination when trying to wash your hands while built-in voice-activated accessories can make your kitchen even more efficient.
As long as they’re in good condition, yes! Cabinets and benchtops are the most commonly repurposed materials as they’re easily removed and restored. Flooring, however, not so much, but within the Refresh network of trades professionals there’ll be someone who can restore timber flooring to its beautiful original state.
If so, get in touch with the team at Refresh! Our local Renovation Consultants offer free consultations to discuss your ideas for modern kitchen renovations and are looking forward to hearing from you!
*Costs are shown as an indicative guide of what previous projects have cost. The price of renovating a home is increasing each year as material and labour costs rise. For an estimate / quote on your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovations® specialist to find out more about our planning, design and build process.
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If you would like to find out how Refresh Renovations can support you with a high quality, efficient home renovation, get in touch today. Your local Refresh consultant will be happy to meet with you for a free, no obligations consultation.