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Back To The Future: Two Kitchen Renovation Tips That Won't Date

Back in the 1970s, it was considered rather fabulous to renovate your home with funky design wallpaper and shagpile carpet. Of course, if you purchased a home that looked like this today, you would probably be keen to start the renovations before you even moved in. However, now you are considering kitchen renovations for the first time in your own home, it is important that you make the right renovation decisions. Here are two ideas of things you can do during these renovations to make sure your future house value is not lowered because your home is considered outdated.

Stay Neutral With Colours

One of the biggest mistakes of bygone years is to overuse colour within the home that does not trend well as the years pass. As there is no way to predict what colours are going to be hot or not in the future, the best choice is to stay neutral.

White, cream and soft beige are all colours that can be used as a base for your kitchen walls and cabinetry. To make the kitchen more exciting, you can then display your personal colour preferences by using pieces that can be removed when you leave the home. This means colourful throw rugs, vibrant kitchen appliances and other such accents that can be packed away at the end of the day.

Built In Charging Stations

Currently, everybody embraces electronic technology, and that is not likely to change in the future. Therefore, having your electrician build charging stations into the wall means you have a functional way to charge devices such as tablets and phones now and after your home is sold. While you may not want to go as far as having USB ports built into your walls for fear that these will become outdated, at the very least make sure there are plenty of electrical outlets ready for charging plugs.

If you don't like having all these items on display in your kitchen, speak to your cabinet designer about ways your cabinets or drawers can be altered so the charging strip is hidden within them rather than out on display.

When it comes to choosing new cabinets, benchtops, appliances and faucets for your kitchen try to remember classic and elegant rather than fabulous and funky. While it is not always easy to tone down your designer flair, if you can find the right balance your kitchen will become an investment piece you can be proud of during the years ahead.