Before and After: The Kitchen Renovation That Has Allowed For Better Family Interactions

kitchen renovation before and after

Have you ever walked into a display home and questioned the design of a kitchen? While many display homes are built to show what a builder can do, the design of certain spaces can be a point of concern for many.  The right configuration of an open planned kitchen can provide so many benefits to a family that live with the design. This before and after of a kitchen renovation in a family home, shows how an original design can be improved to maximise the living space adjoining the kitchen.

In today’s post, I’m sharing a friend’s newly renovated kitchen. The before and after photos show how some simple changes to the layout of the kitchen bench, can have an incredible effect on the size and layout of the living space. And the new kitchen looks amazing.

This was the kitchen before the renovation.

kitchen before renovation

kitchen before

And the kitchen after the renovation.

kitchen renovation after

The kitchen was installed and project managed by Ryan from Next Bespoke Homes. The reno took approximately 3 weeks from demo to completion.

Jenny, the owner of the kitchen, explained, “Not only has the reno provided more storage space, but created more space in our family living areas of the house.

“The island bench is great – I like how I can wash-up whilst the kids finish up opposite me and we can still engage in conversation.”

kitchen renovation after bench

Jenny said they saved on their kitchen renovation by shopping around online. They sourced the tile splashback online, as well as the appliances and tap.

kitchen renovation after

The black sink and mixer are both from Oliveri. It certainly modernises the kitchen and fits well with the overall colour scheme.

oliveri kitchen sink and mixer
Kitchen Mixer: Mito Right Angle Mixer Kitchen Sink: Santorini Double Bowl Black Undermount Sink

The charcoal and white cabinetry is what is called the ‘tuxedo’ look in kitchens. The mix of handles shows you can have the best of both worlds when it comes to deciding what’s practical for cupboards and drawers.

kitchen renovation after

Best of all, the neutral colour scheme allows for coloured appliances to add a pop of colour.

While having a new kitchen and appliances is exciting enough, the benefit of having a more open planned space, allows for better family interactions and subsequent memories as the kids grow up.

kitchen renovation before and after

Thank you Jenny for allowing us to see your new kitchen. It shows how a new configuration can add so much value to a home.

If you have recently renovated a space in your home and would love to be featured on The Plumbette, feel free to contact me. I’d love to feature work by tradies as well.