Our Top Tips

There is so much to consider when embarking on a renovation, take time to ask these questions

Think about why you are renovating – is it for resale or for the long term?

Does your quote include everything?
IE -check measure, removal of old kitchen, installation of cabinets, internal fittings, benchtops, installation, wiring, plumbing, plaster patching & recornicing, splashbacks, flooring, rubbish removal and delivery

Ask questions of the designer &/or the company’s experience

What are the lead times?

Think about what you dislike about your existing kitchen
 - is the lack of storage and bench space a constant problem?
- the footprint just doesn’t work
- nowhere to eat

What you do love about your existing kitchen?
- light, airy
- wall oven

Make a wish list for your new kitchen
These may/may not all be possible but will help your designer get inside your head.  For example:-
- island bar
- wall oven or two ovens
- corner drawers
- workspace for a computer/homework/pay the bills
- access to outside entertaining area
- walk in pantry
- incorporate a laundry
- more storage
- more benchspace

If more storage is a wish, think about what you want to store
- small appliances (keep the biggest one in mind)
- pots/pans
- bakeware & trays
- spices
- wine / alcohol
- cook books
- pantry items

Collect tear sheets from design and kitchen magazines, you will be surprised how a trend emerges

Make sure the design firm is qualified to do what they say they can

Ask about the warranty and after sales service