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Kitchen Renovations

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

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.

STORAGE

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.

SPLASHBACKS

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.

Latest client projects

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IDEAL STANDARD LAUNDRY & BATHROOM RENOVATION – TAYLORS LAKES

CONTEMPORARY MODERN LAUNDRY – TAYLORS LAKES

CONTEMPORARY MODERN LAUNDRY RENOVATION – ESSENDON

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Well you did it! “You will be impressed” is a challenging motto to live up to and I readily admit that we have been. Your planning for our bathrooms and toilets was responsive to our needs and the organization and workmanship in delivering them was most impressive in every respect. The effect has been transformational. What was decrepit and depressing now shines and uplifts.

- Adrian & Chris

Hi Brett, just a quick note to let you know I was very impressed with the service I received from Potters, all were very professional, arrived on time and were genuinely nice people. Karen was particularly helpful on my two visits to your showroom and was very knowledgeable and pointed me in the right direction. Although my job was not a large one, I felt I received the same quality of ‘customer service’ and attention as someone who was having a complete bathroom renovation. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.

- Pam, Maribyrnong

When looking to renovate our ensuite we approached four different suppliers. Potters provided great advice from the start, advising on the implications and cost of our preferences rather than just saying it wasn’t possible, and offering design alternatives that would achieve our desired results. In addition their showroom provided fitting options and story boards to help us reach decisions, save time and provide confidence in our choices. Given their openness on design options, willingness to deliver what we were after, ability to organise supply of fittings from whichever supplier we chose and their competitive price we were very comfortable in choosing them ahead of others. Work was started on and to time. Everyone involved was respectful of our property and personal needs. The quality of work was very good and the minor touch ups were performed quickly and without question. In the end we are extremely satisfied with the renovation and would certainly contact Potters for any future renovation.

- Martin, Keilor Downs

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