A Quick checklist Before you get the sledgehammer out

Jun 18, 2021 | Blog

If you are interested in creating the perfect transition into your kitchen space? Open floor plans have moved past the trend-stage, and have become a foundation of interior design.

The importance of all visible living spaces benefiting from both continuity and style has become undeniable.


Here is a simple pre sledgehammer checklist when revamping this vital space:


  • Your budget. The kitchen budget will affect how many – or how big – your structural changes can be, especially when changing load bearing items.
  • Will you need more light?  If you’re opening the kitchen to an interior space, or one without much natural lighting – such as a dining room – you may find you need to tap into more natural light and/or enhanced light sources.
  • Do you have children or pets? This might shape the design, ensuring you can keep an eye on them during homework, playtime and/or dinner prep.
  • Are there any load bearing issues?  No point in blasting through a wall if the entire roof will collapse upon you so make sure that you review architectural plans to see what – if anything is load bearing. If so, you can work around them – adding beams, supports, or columns – to create the look you want.


Checklists are vital and we hope this one will help you.


If you have any questions or need help with a custom design, please get in touch.


Have a great weekend


Clinton and Fiona