12 Aug Kitchen Refurbishment: An Experts Guide
If you’ve been considering a full kitchen refurbishment it can seem like a daunting prospect. Where do you start? How do you start? As with any renovation project good planning is key to the end result being what you hope for. We are experienced kitchen designers and we have put together our top tips for ensuring the seamless and successful delivery of your kitchen refurbishment project.
#1 The Right Professionals
Working with the right team can make all the difference between your project being a success or a disaster. We recommend working with a company from the outset who can plan, install and oversee the entire project from start to finish. Coordinating all of the different tradespeople such as electricians, plumbers, plasterers and tilers not to mention the kitchen fitter or joiner can be a headache. With a company such as Roundhouse we will guide you through the entire process and you won’t have to worry about anything. Make sure that you are comfortable with the company you choose and ask lots of questions so you are confident that the work will be carried out properly.
A kitchen refurbishment can take as little as a week or as long as two months for a bespoke design to complete. Find out what sort of schedule you will be working to so you can keep track of progress and know how long you will be without a kitchen.
Be as involved in the design process as possible. Your designer should work with you throughout the design phase to offer advice, guidance and expertise on how to best organise your kitchen in the available space that you have. There are lots of different things to choose, from the cabinets and worktops through to appliances and tiles so make sure that your decisions are incorporated into the design. It’s much easier to change something at the design stage than it is when the actual kitchen has been ordered.
#4 Project Management
Successful kitchen refurbishment is about good project management. Always ensure that the renovation will be professionally managed from start to finish, particularly in terms of coordinating the various contractors who will be required at different stages of the project.
Kitchen Refurbishments at Roundhouse
Our award-winning designer Jonny Morris, part of the Roundhouse team based in our Cheltenham showroom, designed this outstanding Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, photos taken by local photographer Heather Gunn. The kitchen is in a stunning renovation, a listed, period property that had been used as an office block for years. The owners have restored it to a gorgeous family home with kitchen, den, and utility in the basement. They’ve also added a glass extension to the rear for the dining area, which encompasses the original exterior.
We think it’s fabulous – don’t you?