While the results of a kitchen renovation can and should be spectacular, the actual remodelling process is often very stressful. But it doesn't have to be. With some canny planning, you can have the best of both worlds – a beautiful kitchen, and your sanity still intact. Simply follow these tips.

Hire a kitchen designer. The simplest way for you to remove stress out of kitchen redesign is to let someone else do the hard work for you. A kitchen designer is someone who knows exactly how to work with every kind of kitchen space and can cater to your individual tastes as their client. But won't that cost a lot of money? Of course there is a cost involved. But actually, a kitchen designer could save you money in the long run. This is because they have relationships with suppliers, they know how to cut corners without compromising on quality, and they can take care of budgeting for you, and will actually stick to your budget (which you might not be so successful at).

Have the kitchen installed. One of the simplest ways of updating your kitchen in one fell swoop is to purchase a kitchen with all of the units you need from a kitchen store and then to have the store install your kitchen. You might think that you are a DIY whizz because you put up a set of straight bedroom shelves, but installing a kitchen is something altogether different and far more complicated because you have to deal with gas, electricity, and plumbing. Save yourself a headache and leave kitchen installation to the professionals.

Create a mini kitchen space. While work is being done on your kitchen, you aren't going to be able to use it or parts of it at least. When you can't make some simple toast and jam in the morning, it can feel like you don't have the right to live in your own home. For this reason, it can be a good idea to create a temporary kitchen workspace somewhere else in the home. Don't overload this – just have a microwave, a toaster, an electric kettle, and a few pieces of crockery and cutlery. This will make all the difference to your time during the kitchen renovation.

Now that you know your kitchen renovation isn't going to stress you out, you can actually have fun with colour and design. For more information, contact a local kitchen installation expert.