Planning a kitchen renovation, whether for a small or extravagant one, can be a daunting task. As expert kitchen makers, we ensure you get the best quality results, streamlined to avoid unnecessary interruption to your life, and give you a good understanding of what will occur to avoid nasty hiccups. Below we have listed some handy hints to help guide you.
COMPLIMENTARY RENOVATION GUIDE
Try to have a general idea of the floor plan
Looking at kitchen designs and renovations that are similar in shape and size can give you a good idea of what will fit in the space you have. Draw the shape of your kitchen out, even if it’s very roughly, and add in your main appliances and areas of use. Using the process of elimination, you can start to build a kitchen design plan. Does your sink need to remain in its current position to avoid extra plumbing work? Do you have a hot water heater in your kitchen? Can the fridge door open the entire way? Do you have any windows? These little items will all help guide your design wants and needs. L-shape, U-shape, galley or straight-line kitchens are all shapes commonly used in kitchens.
Decide on style
Galley-style, minimalist kitchens, and island bench are all very popular kitchen styles. Don’t just go for the trendiest kitchen design. Choose a kitchen design that will complement the entire house. The kitchen is one of the most commonly used rooms and often functions as the heart of a home. Regardless of the style you choose, make sure that you love it! It does not matter if it is in vogue; it needs to be something you will love for years to come.
Set a budget
The budget can help guide your chosen designer in what materials and scale to offer you. Materials, tradespeople and professional service suppliers are all key deciders on a budget. The larger your space, the more cabinetry materials you will use. If you decide to move services such as your sink or gas location, it will also increase the cost. Working out your ‘must haves’ from your ‘would like to have’ for your kitchen renovations will help guide you.
Measure your space
To get a fair and accurate quote from several suppliers, you will need to provide measurements. This will also save you from having multiple on-site visitations prior to choosing a supplier.
- The height floor to ceiling – measured at both ends as walls are often warped
- The length and width of the room
- The length of all walls to doorways if you have a single door
- The height from the floor to any windows (the bottom of the window sill)
- The location of and light switches and power points and whether you want more added
Choose a supplier that suits you
Do your research and find a supplier that suits your needs and budget. No one wants a messy job or a supplier who does not care about the results. Ensure that the company you choose not only has your best interest at heart but also loves making beautiful kitchens!
- Call several suppliers and talk to them, asking questions about prior work and experience
- Ask about the design services offered and whether they come to the site to measure and quote
- Ask if you can inspect their workshop or current jobs
- Have some basic times you would like to have your kitchen renovation started
Call (02) 9737 9033 Total Kitchens for a quote today!
Regardless of what supplier you choose, we are happy to provide you with direction, quotes, and good advice. With over twenty years of experience building beautiful bespoke kitchens, we care about creating memorable work that will last a lifetime. We encourage you to be involved in the design process and build your dream kitchen with custom-made cabinetry.