Our Kitchen Design Process – 6 Steps to Your Perfect Kitchen
For 30 years we have designed and installed hundreds of kitchens and using this experience, we have developed a 6 step kitchen design process which we believe will make the fulfilment of your kitchen dream as simple and stress-free as possible. A new kitchen is a major investment and will usually only need replacing every 15-20 years. This may mean that you only change your kitchen once or twice in your whole life! For this reason, we feel that the design of a kitchen is a very important. No two kitchens or customers are the same, so we aim to make your kitchen as individual as you would like it to be.
1. Come into our Showroom to get a feel for the Kitchens we specialise in
By coming into the showroom you will have the opportunity to see for yourself the quality of our Kitchen ranges. At this point we can talk to you about what you are looking for from your new Kitchen. We will discuss what’s the most important aspects of the design, for example do you socialise in the kitchen or will it be a haven for an avid chef. It’s also a good time to think about colours, appliances, the look and feel worktops and discuss budgets.
2. Book a home Consultation with a designer
When we come to visit you at home it’s a great idea to review the ideas we discussed in the showroom. It gives everyone a chance to visualise what the new Kitchen could look like in the space you have. At this time we will take some detailed measurements of the room taking into account any structural changes or alterations you are thinking of making. This appointment can take from 1 to 2 hours.
3. Design and Plan
Having spent some time discussing designs, colours and taking measurements the designers will work on planning out your Kitchen. We use a design package specifically designed for kitchens so you can see what the finished design will look like from all angles. At this stage we will produce a “first draft”. If required we will also seek quotes from some of our trusted trades people for additional work such as fitting, tilling, splashbacks, plastering etc.
4. Consultation and Quotation
Having produced a first draft of your kitchen design we will spend some time with you to gain your insight. We feel it’s so important for you to give your feedback and input at this stage so we give you what you want from your Kitchen.
Once we have agreed on the final design we will then prepare a full quotation for you where will show you clearly the cost of the Kitchen Furniture you have chosen, appliances and the costs incurred with any additional work you would like us to undertake for you, fitting, tilling etc.
5. Bespoke Order and Manufacture
Once you have agreed the design and final quotation we will prepare a contract for you which will set all of your terms and conditions. Your dream Kitchen will be checked and ordered. We will then notify you when you can expect a fitter on site to start work. As every kitchen is made to order we will require a deposit from you to secure its manufacture. Delivery times vary depending on the supplier and it can take from 3 to 10 weeks.
Our team of fitters are very experienced and are trusted by us and our previous clients. They will come fully equipped with the right tools for the job. Once on site they will check over the Kitchen as they unpack to check for any damage and any issues will be fed back to us so we can rectify this for you. Having a new Kitchen fitted can be an upheaval as the Kitchen is such a well used room in the home, our fitters will try to minimise mess and insure any essential services are fitted in a timely manner to minimise disruption.
If you have your own Kitchen Fitter you prefer to use we are happy to supply the kitchen and have it delivered to you so your trades person can manage the instillation themselves.
Click on the links below for further ideas and help with your kitchen project
• Kitchen Accessories: showcases a selection of the latest products and innovative storage ideas that help to maximise the functionality of your new kitchen.
• Frequently Asked Questions: Answers some of the most common questions that our customers have asked over the years.