Is your kitchen a little tired and dated? Is your family fast outgrowing the kitchen you currently have and you are in need of some extra living space? If you are considering kitchen remodelling this year you will need to allocate some time for some pre-planning. Kitchen remodelling is a large expense that you will want to complete now to a standard that will mean it will last for the next 20 years. The planning stage, therefore, is the most important stage of the entire remodelling project.
If you are extending and remodelling the entire space it is a good idea to appoint an architect to assist. You may need planning permission for the work you are undertaking and expert advice now will be worth it in the end. Family living areas are more open plan these days with the emphasise on space and lots of light. You should consider roof lights in your ceiling to allow the light flow in or a floor to ceiling wall of glass will bring the garden into the room.
Some kitchen remodelling projects will use pre-fabricated garden rooms which are quick to install and very cost effective. Depending on the size you may not even need planning permission.
Of course the kitchen itself is the centre of the kitchen remodelling project and therefore needs lots of planning. Expert advice is easily available in most kitchen retail stores. At Kube we will meet you for an initial brief and prepare a full set of designs at absolutely no cost to you. This is an invaluable tool to assist you with the project. Your kitchen designer at Kube will be interested in creating a kitchen to suit your needs. They will be considering refrigeration requirements, cooking needs and seating and dining habits. They will also be concentrating on the more mundane aspects of the kitchen such as extraction and ensuring you have an extraction plan for your new kitchen.
Other items to consider in your kitchen remodelling project is flooring – tiles, wood , marble – there is lots of choice out there.
Something often left to last and not given the attention it deserves is the overall lighting plan. To engage a lighting specialist to plan your room’s lighting will be the icing on the cake in your entire remodelling project.
Drop into your nearest Kube store to browse our range or to make an appointment for a design consultation.