24 September, 2012

Hamptons Style Kitchen Makeover



A kitchen makeover can be an expensive and stressful exercise.
In order to sail through process to a great end result
here are a few basic tips to help on your way:-

1. Pick a style
Make a mood board or pull out pages from your favourite kitchen magazines to help you define your look.

2. Do you homework
Research tapware, appliances, stone benchtops, cabinet handles and light fittings - get a feel for what's out there and how much everything costs.
These days most of the leg work can be done on line.

3. Make a list
Write down exactly what you would like in your kitchen right down to the last cabinet handle.

4. Work Out A Budget
Find a figure that you're comfortable with and cost out everything on your list
- tweak your selections to fit in within your budget.

5. Sketch Up A Plan
Engage an architect, designer, draftsperson or kitchen cabinet maker to help you design your dream kitchen. Using a professional is always a wise investment on a large scale renovation otherwise your local cabinet maker will probably be all the help you need.

6. Find A Cabinet Maker
Ask around friends, family for a recommendation - someone tried and tested is always your best bet. Try to visit a recently completely project for added assurance. Shop around for 2 or 3 quotes and make your final selection on the one who is offering the best service. The cheapest quote will not always get you best the end result and remember to put everything in writing!

Here's some inspiration for your mood board!

one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5, 6, Design Darling

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PriscilaPetersDecor said...

I love all of them here. I adore white cabinets for the kitchen. It looks clean ans spacious.

Jan said...

Definitely wanna have a kitchen like this later!

Karyn said...

Loving ..... Do you know if the lights in the fourth picture are available in Australia ?
Karyn x

Melissah from Coastal Style said...

Hi Karen, I know that the image is not from Australia but I don't know it's original source & I have never seen anything like those lights on my travels (in Melbourne) even though I am always on the lookout for gogd Hamptons Style lighting.

Kitchen Renovations Melbourne said...

Great kitchen makeover. I like my kitchen the way I want it to be.

http://www.wilbrad.com.au said...

Great styles of kitchen make over.

Samantha Kenna said...

Hi, I know you added the post a long time ago but I too love the lights in the fourth picture. Do you know of anywhere in Australia that may sell these lights now?

Anonymous said...

I love these lights in the fourth picture (as many do) do you know of anywhere in the States that sell these? Thanks, Lisa

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