How To Find the Best Kitchen Renovation Ideas
Are you ready for a change and wondering how to find ideas for your kitchen renovations? This blog looks at some of the tools you can use to get inspired, including:
- The Internet
- Open Homes
- Kitchen Showrooms
Of course, it goes without saying that the internet will be your first port of call. There is literally no limit to the ideas, designs, creativity, and funky innovations available to be discovered online.
Simply start off with your internet search engine and a few keywords of interest to you, such as “open plan kitchen” or “modern kitchen renovation ideas”, and watch yourself fall down the rabbit hole of infinite possibilities. We expect you’ll resurface. Eventually.
Yes – Pinterest does count as the internet. However, as one of the largest visual discovery engines available, it deserves a special mention. The great thing about pinterest is that it sorts images by keyword and category, so there’s no need for you to sift through pages of writing to get to the good stuff. The pictures! As the old adage goes, “a picture says a thousand words.”
Pinterest will also conveniently provide you with recommendations for similar search results that match your current “pins” – AKA things you like. So, if you’re going to town with your searches on kitchen trends and renovation ideas, Pinterest will bring you more and more research material to fuel your design inspiration.
A traditional favourite, magazines are easy to pick up at your local supermarket and convenience stores. From interior design to architecture, you’ll find a wide range of titles that will offer inspiration and ideas for your kitchen renovations.
It’s also a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon – flicking through a selection of magazines over a cup of coffee and snacks. You can mark up the pages and pictures of interest, or simply tear them out and create a vision board of ideas to pin up in your kitchen.
Travel is a wonderful way to see how interior design differs between cultures and countries, and can plant some great ideas for your home decor. Perhaps you’d like to have your kitchen renovations reflect the beach and surf of Bali, or the bright and vivid colours of Mexico.
You might be amazed at the styles you fall in love with while travelling abroad. The beauty of modern accommodation options like house sitting and AirBnB, is that you get to intimately explore and experience your host’s home.
Going to open homes can be an interesting, if slightly unconventional way to hawk ideas and do some stealthy kitchen renovation reconnaissance. Plus, who doesn’t enjoy having a nosy and seeing what other people have done in their kitchens?
Why not turn it into a game, and dedicate a weekend to checking out all the open homes in your area? Get into character as a pair of loved-up newlyweds, or a property investor. You can treat yourself to coffee and lunch to debrief and discuss your findings!
Kitchen showrooms are a fantastic way to see a wide range of modern kitchen layouts and styles. They conveniently showcase the different styles of kitchen equipment you can choose from, such as ovens, stovetops, cupboards, and lighting. A showroom will also give you a good idea of what materials are available for your kitchen surfaces, including flooring, benchtops, and cabinets.
Express Kitchens has a dedicated showroom for your convenience, located in Narangba, Brisbane. Stop by anytime to see our quality workmanship and chat to us about ideas for your dream kitchen renovation.
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