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New Year, New Kitchen! TJ’s Renovation Services

Kitchen Renovations Are A Speciality At TJ’s Kitchens & Bathrooms

We believe that kitchen renovations are all about getting balance back in life where it is out of balance, and a new kitchen is a great way to start off the New Year, with a new vision. Here are our suggestions on how we can help you improve your lifestyle and get balance back in your kitchen.

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1. Often the room itself will need to be expanded, so you can enjoy a more open plan kitchen. We all love to be included in a conversation when cooking or preparing meals for family and friends, so why not remove the walls and doors with the kitchen renovation – and say goodbye to feeling locked away from the conversation.

2. Kitchen bench space is always top priority in a kitchen whether you love to cook, or just need extra area to place a kettle on the bench – without it taking over the bench. What product to use for your bench top is also important, keeping it clean with ease so it always looks presentable.

3. Cupboards, kitchen cabinets and draws in your kitchen are vital to try and create some kind of order of all the items we use every day and a number of times. Could cupboards become custom made draws and draws become customised cabinetry cupboards? It is amazing to think of only having customised draws in your kitchen, but that is exactly what a lot of our customers are doing.

4. Pantry or scullery? We are always trying to organise this space every day, sometimes all day. It would be nice to put food away without having to pull it out again to get something behind it or because you cannot see what is there. If space is available a scullery can hide a lot of the little extras like the toaster or kettle. With your customised pantry you could add customised draws to them which will make it easier to see and get to what you actually want the first time.

5. Power points in a kitchen are a priority, and getting the right layout can take some organising when renovating a kitchen. With so many machines we use these days there never seems to be a power point where you need one! This is something that can be rectified when planning the layout of your new kitchen design and renovation. Kitchen lighting can also be changed to improve the overall effect of light in the kitchen, especially over kitchen workspaces, benches and tables.

6. Flooring is also important in the kitchen with this area been so highly used. Whether it is wooden flooring or tiles, the floor of your new kitchen will need to be ready for a lot of use. There are so many options in this area, and careful thought and a conversation with TJ’s will help you make the most informed decision for your kitchen renovation.

7. Wall colour is also important in a kitchen renovation. You may choose to use wallpaper or paint – it is part of the process to make the whole kitchen renovation come together, and complete the overall desired look for your completed kitchen renovation.

At TJ’s we pride ourselves on being able to offer a customised experience to our clients for each complete kitchen renovation – we plan well to ensure that each renovation project runs from start to finish with ease. Our target is to achieve excellence for every customer. Let us know when you are ready to talk!

Expert Tips to Revitalise Your Kitchen: 10 Refreshing Ideas

Do you ever wishfully think about changing the layout of your kitchen, the colour of your cabinets, your tiles or flooring?  Here are some quick-win ideas from TJ’s to help bring life back into a lively part of your home.

1. How is the pantry performing?

Have you even wanted to get something at the back of your pantry but just can reach? How about you take some shelves out and add drawers. We have done this for a lot of clients and they love how much easier it is to see what is in the cupboard.

2. Do the tiles or your splash back look dull?

This is such an easy way to add colour in the kitchen and there are so many products on the market to help freshen up this area. A colourful panel of tiling or a glass splashback definitely adds real impact to your kitchen. A colourful glass splashback often has everyone who visits commenting on how amazing it looks!

3. Kitchen tap just not as good as new?

Water in your kitchen is so vital, and stylish tap-ware is another simple way to add your own flare to a highly used area, especially with varying water pressures. You need to make sure you get the right tap for the job, and one that makes an impression.

4. Need to brighten up the lighting in your kitchen?

With so many lighting options available, updating your kitchen lighting can be of great benefit, from adding a colour through strip lighting, to adding more direct light over your preparation area.

5. Are there ever enough kitchen power points?

In the ever increasing market of appliances, you can end up with mixers, docking stations, coffee machines and more in your kitchen. Older kitchens never have enough power points, but the number and placement of power points can be planned out with a little thought.

By adding an island unit to a kitchen you can discretely add in power points on the side of the island unit – just great for catering for laptops and other pop up items that we just can’t get enough of.

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6. Handles in on your cupboards not looking as good as they did new?

Our clients can’t wait to update the look of their kitchen with new handles on the doors of their kitchen cupboards. Some go for the bold statement handles and others want the minimalist effect. Of course personal style and taste come into play, and yes the right decision is important – if need be we will bring in a designer who can help with this big decision.

7. Colour or finish of the kitchen cabinetry not working for you anymore?

New kitchen cabinets or updating the cupboard colours in your kitchen is the best way to update the look of your kitchen quickly. At the same time think about if the cupboard space is still working for you as this is easily fixed when changing the finish of your cabinets.

There are many different finishes that are available, so think what works best for you, and ask to talk to one of our designers if you need advice.

8. Bench top looking a little worse for wear?

There are different finishes and different products to work with and work on. A bench top finishes off the cabinets so well and completes a look of the new style you are striving to achieve in your new kitchen. Also remember that often a bench top can be extended to create extra seating area.

9. Why do cooking smells linger or steam not leave effectively?

Range hoods are so important for removing the cooking smells and condensation created from cooking. When they are not running as effectively as what they should be can create build up in your kitchen that can be hard to remove.

With technology today range hoods come in all shapes and sizes it is good to know exactly what size and shape is needed.

10. Flooring not looking so good?

Flooring has to be easy to clean to keep looking good after the high use that it gets every day. It is important to choose flooring that is hard wearing that can take the knocks of everyday life and colour that fits your style.

Tiles and wooden floors are always a popular choice, but polished concrete is a very ‘in’ look – it all depends on your personal tastes.

We hope you enjoy these tips to help you on your journey to improving your kitchen to fit your lifestyle – with TJ’s assistance and our years of expertise in kitchen renovations, you can count on us to help you get your dream completed