Kitchen Renovation Tips for Beginners
Don’t Know Where to Start?
With so much ‘clutter’ on the Internet, in magazines and from companies advertising for your business, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when considering a kitchen renovation. However, when undertaking any major project you should be sure of two things:
- How much you have to spend
- What you’re trying to achieve.
Once you are clear about these things, you can take the next step with confidence.
Get Good Advice
Any kitchen renovation requires input from people who have experience and know what they’re talking about. So unless you are a skilled kitchen designer or tradesman, trying to do too much yourself is fraught with problems. For example, it can lead to some very expensive mistakes.
If you’ve decided to proceed with a kitchen renovation … congratulations! We suggest you gather your thoughts about the general style you’d like, also any special requirements you may have. The next step is to speak with a well-respected, experienced company with sound business ethics that offers a fixed price for your project.
Should I Accept the Cheapest Price?
While price is important to everyone, receiving good value for money is far more important. Sadly, clients who have been convinced to accept a cheap price often discover after the work’s done that their ‘cheap kitchen’ is exactly that…cheap.
Your new kitchen should give you years of trouble-free service and add value to your home. Cheap kitchens are usually cheap for good reason. They probably feature cheap components. Shortcuts are taken during construction and installation, inferior products are used, and there is insufficient attention given to detail. Therefore, the disappointment associated with a cheap, sub-standard job will last much longer than any gratification from saving a few dollars on your kitchen renovation project.
It’s unrealistic to expect a modular kitchen purchased from a retail shop to look and function as well as a custom-made kitchen.
Imperial Kitchens will have a designer do a detailed measure-up in your home prior to designing your new kitchen. Very few houses (new or old) are square and level. And very few houses will neatly accommodate a series of modular cabinets that are all built to standard sizes.
So if you want your cabinets and drawers to be uniform in size, and have confidence that your kitchen doors and drawers will operate correctly, there’s really no substitute for using a company that specialises in designing and building kitchens.
Six Steps For First Time Renovators
- Decide on a budget.
- Decide what look you’re trying to achieve.
- Seek qualified advice from a kitchen expert.
- Ask if the price is fixed.
- Ask yourself if your quote represents value for money.
- Speak to a professional designer.
How Can I Be Sure My Kitchen Will Look Great and Work Well?
Imperial Kitchens loves to listen to client’s ideas. We’ll ensure your ideas are incorporated into your kitchen design in a way that looks great and achieves the function you require.
If you’re thinking of using a company that hasn’t asked you about storage, layout, aesthetics, function, and the latest trends, perhaps you should consider using a different company.
Imperial Kitchens doesn’t expect you to be a kitchen expert—that’s our job. And we’re good at it. We’ve designed, built and installed more than 30,000 kitchens. And our extensive experience working with some of Queensland’s best-known builders is now available to you as an ‘Imperial Private Label’ client.
Why Is Imperial Kitchens My Best Choice?
Much of the work we do for Imperial Private Label clients is by referral. In other words, satisfied clients tell their friends and family about their experience with us. So, we will go out of our way to ensure you’re happy with the design of your kitchen before we go any further.
Your new kitchen needn’t cost a fortune. We cater for all budgets and will tailor a design and price to suit your needs. Our focus is providing you with value for money and a new kitchen that you’ll be delighted with for years to come.
And after your new kitchen is installed, we have highly skilled teams who provide after-sales service if you need it. Also, our in-home consultation, measure-up and quotation service is all offered FREE and without obligation.
Please contact us today and enjoy the Imperial Kitchens difference.
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