As the ‘heart of your home’, your kitchen is one of the most well-used areas in your property. From grabbing a cup of coffee in the morning to preparing a meal each night, you need a kitchen that’s functional and intuitive.
Of course, today’s homeowners don’t only use their kitchen for food prep. Your kitchen may double as a dining space, which means you’ll want to maximise the dual functionality of the environment. From enjoying a meal with friends to helping kids with their homework at the breakfast bar, your kitchen reflects your lifestyle.
Designing Your New Kitchen
With so many aspects to consider, planning a kitchen renovation can be tricky. Fortunately, our experienced team have the expertise you need to design your dream kitchen. By identifying your must-have features and preferred styles, we can provide inspiration in terms of floorplans, layouts and structural modifications.
Whether you favour a classic aesthetic or a contemporary feel, we’ll be on hand to help you incorporate the latest trends and tech into your new environment. If you’re a keen home chef, you may want to install side-by-side ovens, for example. Alternatively, if storage is a problem, you may be looking for innovative, space-saving, soft-closing cabinets to maximise the space available.
With endless configurations and options, we’ll ensure you create the kitchen of your dreams.
Planning Your Kitchen Renovation
When you’re having your kitchen renovated, it will be out of action for a limited period of time. Of course, we understand the temporary inconvenience this can bring and will take extra steps to ensure your kitchen remains fully functional for as long as possible. To achieve this, we plan your renovation project in extensive detail.
Once you’ve finalised the design, for example, we get to work planning any structural or building work that needs to be undertaken. Additionally, we pre-order the materials needed and get a firm delivery date so that the site can be made ready.
Depending on how extensive your renovations are, you made need to get planning permission or approval before work can commence. If so, we’ll be on hand to assist you with this process. If you want to extend your kitchen, for example, your local council may need to give consent before you can do so. Our in-depth knowledge of planning regulations increases the likelihood of your plans being approved upon their first submission, which speeds up the process and avoids unnecessary delays.
We work closely with our clients to plan kitchen renovations that cause minimal disruption. By discussing your needs prior to finalising the renovation plan, we can ensure that you’ll have maximum access to your kitchen and appliances.
Renovating Your Kitchen
With your new design firmly in mind and your renovation fully planned, we’ll get to work on a pre-agreed date that’s convenient for you.
As you’ll know, a kitchen renovation needs to be completed in stages and in accordance with a professional plan. Following construction work, electrical modifications or rewiring and updates to the plumbing system may need to be carried out. Once this is completed, your kitchen begins to take on a whole new look.
At this stage, we typically begin preparing walls and ceilings for paintwork or tiling. By doing so, we ensure that this stage is fully completed before new fixtures and fittings are installed. If you’re having halogen spotlights installed in your kitchen, for example, we’ll install appropriate wiring and prepare the ceiling before installing kitchen-safe lights.
As the renovations progress, we’ll get to work installing the fixtures and fittings you’ve selected. From the framework and cabinets to breakfast bars and islands, this is when you’ll begin to see your design come to life. At the same time, the appliances you’ve chosen will be professionally installed and tested for ready for use. In many cases, the kitchen is now functional and useable, even though the renovation is still underway.
With the main components of your kitchen already installed, it’s time to focus on the flooring and finishing touches. Whether you’re opting for a tiled floor, laminate flooring, hardwood boards or anything else, our experienced fitters will complete the job without delay or disruption.
Enjoying Your Kitchen Renovation
Handling your own kitchen renovation can be a stressful and overwhelming process. With so many things that can go wrong, trying to project manage your own renovation can put you under unnecessary pressure.
When you choose SF Renovations Geelong to undertake your kitchen renovation, you can play an active role while handing over the responsibility to us. With experienced fitters, electricians and plumbers on-site, as well as a dedicated project manager, you can be confident that your renovation will be handled expertly from start to finish.
To learn more or to discuss your kitchen renovation in more detail, contact SF Renovations Geelong today.