The complete kitchen renovation guide for homeowners

kitchen diner with vaulted ceiling
(Image credit: Dan Duchars)

A kitchen renovation is usually high on the agenda of any homeowners who have recently taken on a property in need of renovation or modernisation. Rarely do renovation projects come complete with dream kitchens and yet this is a room that we spend a huge amount of time in these days.

When designing a kitchen, people want a room that can not only act as a practical space for carrying out food preparation and cooking, but also seek one that can accommodate a range of other activities, such as dining or entertaining. 

James McCartney
James McCartney

 James McCartney is business development director at Appliance City. James is an appliance expert who has worked in the industry for over 30 years.

tim phillips
Tim Phillip

Tim Phillips is an experienced senior quantity surveyor and estimator and has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has worked on many varied projects in this time, for corporates, public bodies and private residential clients, managing multi-million budgets. 

For the past 13 years, Tim has worked on a freelance basis, whilst managing his rental property portfolio. He has extensive experience of undertaking his own full-scale house renovations. He is also a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.