As the last glorious autumnal days step aside for winter, our habits start to change. No longer is it a given that the barbeque will be fired up, the outdoors fraternised in shorts and a T-shirt, or the bi-fold doors flung wide open to cool the house down.
Instead we tend to start hibernating more, wanting to relax in the heart of the home. It is not uncommon for the kitchen to become an even greater gravitational pull for family and friends as we seek warmth, shelter and comfort.
As more time is spent indoors, it can also be an opportune time to look at your kitchen’s strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps it is too pokey, lacks an island bench, the cabinetry is chockers or the design is a little dated. Just like a lick of paint can do wonders to enhance the look and feel of a home, so can a kitchen makeover.
If you feel the time is right for a brand new look, you may wonder how to go about it and be concerned that the project will be overwhelming. It does not have to be as flatpack kitchens offer everything you need. Take it a step at a time, review each stage and ask for expert advice.
Planning is essential
Preparing for your new flatpack kitchen will involve plenty of planning and this is where you need to put a lot of your energy and focus. Do this well and everything else will fall into place. You need to think about the space, the design, the measurements, the aesthetics and functionality you want.
What’s right for you
Good kitchen design ought to reflect your current needs, depending on who is still living at home. That could be anything ranging from empty nesters to a family living with teenagers. Establish what are your priorities and must-haves and what can go by the wayside when it comes to cabinetry, splashbacks, shelving, furniture and whitegoods.
Of course, the end result will be a triumph. You will wonder why you didn’t do it sooner as you enjoy the ebbs and flows of loved ones congregating in the kitchen to eat their breakfast, do their homework, listen to the radio or try out that yummy new recipe. Just make sure you’re not the one cleaning up the mess!
If this blog has inspired you to get started on your DIY kitchen flatpack project with SmartPack and you would like to find out more about how it’s done, read more at smartpackkit.com.au.