Many are seeking to renovate their kitchen even where cooking is not a top priority and the area is used as a space for socialising. Kitchens have become the busiest room in the home and want to renovate for casual dining, social events, design and practicality. Here are our top basic tips when renovating for the first time.


Ask yourself why you want to renovate. Is it due to poor layout, stained ceiling that need resurfacing or lack of storage? By identifying issues with your current kitchen it will enable you to easily know what you want for your future kitchen and makes the planning process easier. The key when planning is having ‘the triangle’ as designers say. This is the perfect formula to arrange your sink, stove and fridge at an easily accessible distance to increase productivity.


Customisation is in demand to suit everybody’s needs and style. A design fusion of various materials, textures, colours and insets is what people want to suit their lifestyle and for the kitchen to be sustainable for many years. Kitchen Islands are essential for socialising, preparing food and storage. It has become a focal functional point within the kitchen and a wow factor for guests. Countertops and splashbacks need to be durable to withstand use; high quality for easy cleaning and both come in a variety of colours for styling. One of the biggest things to consider is storage; one can never have too much storage. Add storage where you can to ensure you don’t have to renovate in a couple of years.

Professional Help

You could be tempted to do the renovation yourself to save money. This will only leave you with wasted time and spending more money to fix the issue. A professional’s advice can assist with design, layout, electrical wiring and instillation. Doing it right the first time will leave you with a kitchen that will last a lifetime.

For any advice or assistance contact the experts at Harrington Kitchens for all your renovation needs.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.