5 Signs It’s Time for a Kitchen Renovation

When you look at your kitchen, do you love it? No? This answer itself could be grounds for a kitchen renovation. But let’s have a look at some of the other indicators that could be telling you it is high time to invest in professional kitchen renovation services.

It’s Simply Outdated

If you have an older kitchen, that is not to say that you need a renovation. But an outdated kitchen that has cracked tiles, two few plug points, and not the right plumbing for modern appliances such as dishwashers is definitely crying out for a renovation.

There isn’t Enough Space

One of the number one complaints of homeowners about their kitchens is that there is not enough space. Not enough space to store things, not enough space to prepare food, not enough space to walk around in. A kitchen renovation can really open up this space and help you achieve your dream kitchen goals, keeping your space requirements in mind.

The Design is Impractical

Are you forever bumping your hip on the kitchen island? Are the kitchen cupboards too high or too low? Impractical kitchens can be annoying and even lead to more accidents in the kitchen. Having a kitchen renovation done with your specific practical needs in mind will completely transform the way that you feel about being in the kitchen.

Dark and Dingy

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your kitchen, and therefore you want it to be a light, bright, and inviting space. Dark and dingy kitchens can make cooking really unenjoyable, and a dark kitchen often feels unhygienic as grime and dirt may be hiding in the shadows. A Kitchen renovation can focus on the proper lighting (both natural and artificial).and bring in lighter colours to make the space more inviting.

You’re Looking to Sell Your Home

When you are getting ready to sell your home, you want to present it in the best possible light to attract the right potential buyers. An outdated or grubby kitchen is a surefire way to put off potential buyers. A kitchen renovation definitely adds value to your home, and you’ll be able to sell your home more easily, as well as up your asking price.

Looking to invest in kitchen renovation design services? Get in touch with the kitchen professionals at Kitchen Maker Christchurch. We’d love to be a part of your kitchen makeover!

Fundamentals of Modern Kitchen Design

What does it mean to have a ‘modern’ kitchen? Does it have to look as if it is straight off the page of a lifestyle magazine? Are you allowed to inject your own personality and combine more ‘outdated’ trends?

As kitchen design specialists, we’ll be looking at some of the fundamentals and the associated features of modern kitchen design.

Modern Appliances

No modern kitchen design is complete without modern appliances. There should be enough plug points for a microwave, toaster, kettle, blender, and other modern appliances. There should also be the right plumbing for a dishwasher. In modern design, the devices should flow with the colours and shape of the space in a cohesive way.

Kitchen Islands

Modern kitchen design often relies quite heavily on kitchen islands. Kitchen islands offer extra storage, preparation space and can act as a bar. It also creates an extra dynamic in the kitchen. Recently there has been a trend emerging to include two kitchen islands in your kitchen!


The proper lighting is integral to the success of your design/ The kitchen should generally be quite bright as you need to see what you are doing, and the space needs to stay well-cleaned and hygienic. But the kitchen offers the opportunity to add in unique or artistic lighting too, making the space interesting and inviting.

Enough Storage

The modern home requires quite a lot of storage. Most homeowners have a surplus of glasses, crockery, cutlery, and culinary gadgets in their kitchen. There needs to be sufficient storage so that everything can be packed away and that surfaces do not appear too cluttered.


One way to instantly add colour or affordably update your kitchen is by redoing your backsplash. Your backsplash is there to catch oil splatters and make it easier to clean, but it also acts as a design feature. Backsplash trends seem to come and go rather quickly, but some never go out of style.

Your Personality

One way to make a modern kitchen design eye-catching and homey is to add in some of your own personal style. Don’t follow every trend you see. Inject some of your taste into your kitchen design.

Interested in the modern kitchen services that we offer here at kitchen Maker Christchurch? Please feel free to get in touch with us today, and we can begin designing your dream kitchen.