Six handy tips for a kitchen renovation in a strata property
Here’s how to modernise your kitchen and increase its spaciousness, functionality and storage solutions through just one well-planned kitchen renovation — while ensuring it is strata compliant
Often referred to as the “heart of the home”, the kitchen is among the most frequently-used rooms in a strata property. This is why a kitchen renovation in a strata property should never be taken lightly.
Realistically, a well-built kitchen will only need to be renovated about once every twenty years or so (though you may need to replace some appliances in between renovations). Knowing this, it’s important to think smart when renovating. Before you get started, we recommend considering how you can influence the room’s spaciousness and flow, and planning which storage features you can integrate through a kitchen renovation.
Firstly, make a list of things you currently don’t like about your kitchen and work with a kitchen design professional to find solutions to each problem during the design phase.
Don’t forget, it is crucial to obtain strata committee approval before starting your kitchen renovation. Your project may be classified as a minor renovation depending on the scope of works you are planning, and you may need a by-law or building rule passed before your kitchen renovation is underway. If so, you should approach a strata lawyer such as Kemps Petersons Legal to ensure the new by-laws or building rules are watertight. The by-laws or building rules will likely cover the following: