Preparing For A DIY Kitchen Remodel

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One of the most popular renovations in any home is the kitchen. But this can also be the most expensive room to change. In fact the average Australian kitchen costs $17,000. If you’re intending to do this room then it’s important you take the time to plan it properly and then prepare your kitchen for the remodel.

After all, the kitchen is still the heart of most homes; you want the remodel to go smoothly.

Plan It

The first step must be to develop a plan and write it down. This will help to ensure you don’t miss anything and you do things in the right order, such as scheduling a plumber when the work is done.

A plan will also highlight the exact scope of the work; which may surprise you.

Order The Materials

Whether you’re using SJD to create a bespoke kitchen or buying a flat packed one from your local store; you need to order the cupboards, counter tops and other elements of the kitchen and make sure they have arrived before you start work. If you really want to improve the design of your kitchen, then consider adding Kitchen or Restaurant Ceiling Tiles for a great and efficient look.

While this may cause an issue with storage space it is preferably to ripping your kitchen out and then having to wait for the parts to turn up.

Switch Off

When you’re pulling your kitchen apart you’re going to need to turn off the water and the electricity. This means you need to know where the valves and trip switches are. It’s a good idea to know this now; you never know when else it may be useful.

According to a commercial electrician you should consider updating your home’s lighting you can easily save up on your electricity bill by adding more natural light to your bathroom or kitchen, for example. Switch to LED bulbs in your lamps and fixtures. These bulbs last for an average of 20 years with typical use and use about 75 to 90 percent less energy than traditional light bulbs, if you have any lighting problems make sure to have all lighting repair services done.

Check Your Code

If you are just replacing the kitchen it is unlikely that you’ll need permission. However, it is important to verify the situation with your local council. Fundamental changes may need permission and you will also need to be aware of the local building codes. It is normal for you to need a professional to deal with moving electrical sockets or adding new ones. This is because you are working in an area where there is water and electricity; they do not mix well.

If you need a professional it is a good idea to find one before you start the kitchen remodel.


If your new cupboards are already occupying the available space in your home then you’re going to need to consider where you are going to put the units you’re removing. It is possible that you’ll be able to sell them or you may want to dismantle them. But, when you’re doing your kitchen remodel you’ll simply want them out of the way; you need to decide in advance here they will be going.

Choosing Appliances

Your appliances need o be considered, chosen and ordered with the other kitchen materials. However, it is also important to think about the energy efficiency of your new appliances. The better this is the more money you’re likely to save after the remodel is finished.

One final point that should be considered is that you should have the number of a professional plumber, an appliance repair specialist, electrician and kitchen remodel firm. If things are going wrong or you’re not sure what to do then you need to contact the professionals straight away.

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