Regardless of the kitchen supplier you choose, it is important to prepare before you buy a new one. Below are some tips from Zen Stone that will help. Make a list so you don’t forget anything important.
1. Kitchen Planning
Your kitchen supplier or designer should be helping you with planning the new kitchen. However, keep in mind that there are some preferences and aspects that are very personal, and you should always factor them in when planning your new kitchen. You should ensure the company you are working with knows what you are looking for from the start in the design phase so it can be incorporated in the kitchen.
The design process is going to be about the kitchen planner asking many questions to learn more about what you want.
2. Dealing with Disruption
Noise, dust, upheaval and inconvenience. You will have to deal with these things even though it is not part of your dream kitchen. The dream is usually from pretty pictures, showroom displays and your imagination: picturing family and friends inside your kitchen. But you need to keep in mind that your old kitchen is going to be removed before installing the new one unless you are building new.
Construction projects are always messy, and this is no different. Be ready for this inconvenience.
3. Coordinating the Trades
There will be different tradespeople involved in a new kitchen: electricians, builders, work-top installers, plumbers, decorators, carpenters: the list goes on. Some are going to be needed before the kitchen is installed, some during, and some after. If you want to avoid headaches, be realistic when scheduling supplementary works. Effective communication is very important when it comes to kitchen installation.
4. Practical Design Considerations
When designing the kitchen, your personal preferences like lighting, seating areas and appliance positions, and how the kitchen is going to be installed and how it functions, is put into consideration.
5. Determining What Matters
There will be some compromises you have to make. Maybe the window is not going to be in the position you want, or the shape of the room doesn’t accommodate the furniture you want. There are some things you cannot change. You should have top priorities, but be flexible on other things.
6. Choosing a Kitchen Supplier
How can you choose the right kitchen supplier? You will start by going online and touring showrooms that you find out. Friends and family can give great recommendations for kitchen companies. You need to trust the kitchen supplier to deliver what you have in mind and satisfy your requirements. You can learn a lot about a kitchen company by looking at client testimonials.
Money is something some people prefer to avoid, while some do talk about it. It is important to talk about the budget when getting started with the process because it determined the design you are going to get. There are small elements that will eat up a large chunk of your budget. The budget you have will determine the worktop design and appliances you are going to have in your kitchen.
You need to know how much you have to spend on your kitchen, and where you plan to spend it on. The large share of the budget will be going to materials and appliances. There are other costs you need to account for when coming up with the budget for your new kitchen.