A kitchen renovation can be a complicated task to undertake. Without prior planning and management, you may face unforeseen pitfalls which may have a detrimental effect on the overall design and functionality of your space.
Potter’s Bathroom and Kitchen Centre can help you go through this process smoothly and eliminate any errors or redundancies.
To make sure that everything is done perfectly, there are 5 steps that need to be considered.
What a Kitchen Renovation Involves
The very first thing you need to understand is what your renovation will involve. This will take all points including design, functionality, storage, and other factors into consideration. A smart renovation plan will be able to envision the entire kitchen design, keeping in mind future needs and the current issues that need to be corrected as a result of the renovation.
Working on paper is the most important part of the renovation process. If you haven’t written down and discussed every detail of the renovation, the quality of the end product may be compromised.
Consider what your primary and secondary objectives are. If storage is a major concern, shift your focus towards cabinets and cupboards. If design is a major concern, then drawers can be considered.
Choosing the Right Materials
A great kitchen remodel should last for about 15-20 years and in order to make that happen, choosing the right fixtures and fittings is of the utmost importance.
At this point, you will need to get in touch with professionals such as Potter’s so they can help you with purchase decision regarding the right materials to use.
A kitchen renovation entails multiple aspects that need to be considered. A good rule of thumb is to create categories as follows:
Bench tops are a primary consideration and are the very first thing that people see when they enter the kitchen. They complete the look of the entire structure. If you want a sleek look, and design is a major concern, then you can go for stainless steel. This look is inspired by commercial kitchens. Other options to consider include natural stone, reconstituted stone, and laminates.
There is a need to plan practical and efficient storage before you start buying your materials. Once that has been done, your purchase decisions will be governed by the area you are working with. Storage solutions have become smarter over the years making difficult spaces much more accessible with extendable shelves in cabinets.
This is one item that has the singular purpose of adding aesthetic value to your kitchen. While the creative possibilities are rather flexible, in this case there are certain factors to be taken into consideration before making a purchase decision. This is especially true when considering the materials to be used in this endeavour. With a plethora of materials to choose from -- such as glass, stone, and tiles -- there is a need to understand how these elements will work into the surrounding design of your kitchen and ultimately your budget.
What is Your Time Frame?
A typical kitchen renovation takes up to 2-4 weeks. There are certain elements, however, that may cause the process to take a longer time. Solid brick structures can pose difficulties in terms of modifications along with any large scale additions or custom made fittings.
The waiting period will be discussed and drawn out in the initial planning stages with your renovator.
Potter’s foolproof project management ensures that each phase of the renovation is accounted for with allotted times.
What Is Your Budget?
This is one topic that needs to be considered before you make any purchase decisions.
Know how much you are willing to spend. Make sure that you have ample flexibility for unforeseen expenses. It’s always best to discuss this issue with your renovator and see how much you will have to set aside for the renovations. Basic remodelling starts from $15,000-$20,000, whereas a larger project entailing a change of layout will cost much more. These renovations will have a starting price of about $20,000.
Choosing the Right Designer and Renovator
This is a step that needs to be given due consideration. The right company will collaborate with you through every step of the way, brainstorming ideas and providing expert insights into how they can be implemented, the time frame in which they will take place, and the budget that will have to be allocated for the purpose.
Make sure that the renovators you work with are registered and are kitchen specialists.
Other points to consider include information regarding warranties and insurance. In addition, consider how flexible the costs are and how likely they are to vary over time. Make sure to look over some of the renovators previous projects. A registered Master Builder is always the best way to go in terms of kitchen renovations.
What is the plan of the entire project?
In the initial stages, discuss the process with them and they will be able to provide you with a speculative plan for the entire project that will contain all the primary details.
If you want to make the most of Potter’s comprehensive services and collaborate with us on your next kitchen renovation and remodelling project, then call us at (03) 9336 3555 now or via our Contact page.
Our representatives will be happy to assist you any time of day.