A Fresh Look: 10 Benefits of Kitchen and Bathroom Renovation

Illan Elberg
 | September 15, 2021

How many years have you been living in your house? If you’ve been staying there for a couple of years, do you think that your home needs a touch of renovation? A bathroom and kitchen renovation perhaps. Most homeowners invest in improvements yearly, and the numbers keep increasing.

In 2017, homeowners from Sydney’s eastern suburbs (Vaucluse, Rose Bay, and Watsons Bay) spent $40.1 million for home improvements, which shows that large homes need extensive renovations. Other areas where home improvement remained a top priority for homeowners were Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and inner Melbourne.

Even if you’re not living in a posh suburb, you can still renovate your modest-sized home, particularly your kitchen and bathroom. These rooms are focal points in your home, adding aesthetic value and functionality.

Renovation can also prove useful if ever you decide to sell your home in the future because it can add value to your home. In Melbourne, median house prices rose to $903,859 on December 2017. If you’re not yet convinced, read on to find out the benefits of renovating your kitchen and bathroom.

All homeowners want beautiful homes which other people can also appreciate. The kitchen is an area which needs the most attention because this is where you prepare food, so it needs to be sterile and hygienic. It also needs to be comfortable, because you’ll spend a lot of time cooking, or even eating food in this room.


Designing your kitchen isn’t as easy as it looks. If possible, hire Melbourne kitchens and bathrooms designers to help you out. You are still in charge because you’ll decide how your kitchen will look like, and the designers will help enhance your ideas and give you insights to help provide your kitchen with additional benefits.

1. Added Functionality

Renovation offers unlimited possibilities. Space can be an issue, but don’t let it stop you from achieving your dream kitchen. Add hanging cabinets if you don’t have much space in your kitchens because this will enable you to have more storage options.

You can also change your countertop material to get the most out of it. Think of how you usually use your countertop and go for something which will serve that function best. You can choose from the following materials: quartz, granite, soapstone, limestone, marble, laminate, solid surface, recycled glass, and butcher block.

2. Updated and fresh look

If you want to change the theme of your kitchen, now’s your chance. Discuss possible colour combinations with your designer. If you’re a fan of red, include it to stimulate the appetite of your home. White gives off a clean, sterile feeling, while grey both adds coolness and sophistication.

Other possible colours include light shades of blue can make your kitchen look fresh and clean, yellow to add a splash of sunlight to your kitchen, and green to add a nature-like ambience to the room.


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