Whether you are planning to sell your property or just upgrade your home, a kitchen renovation is one of the first things you want to do. Kitchens and bathrooms are the rooms, where the value lies.
Renovating a kitchen is a big job, and it involves many different tradespeople like a joiner, cabinet maker, tiler, plumber, builder, engineer, electrician and so on. Getting everything organized and managing the kitchen renovation project can become very overwhelming. Therefore, it is always a good idea to have an interior designer and a builder involved in the renovation process.
Interior designers work closely with architects, building designers, and different tradespeople. They are familiar with floor plans and how to make your kitchen layout work for your household. Remodeling a kitchen doesn’t involve only choosing the right finishes for your cabinet doors. It is about getting your kitchen layout right for optimal comfort. The kitchen taps, a sink, dishwasher, doorknobs, and splashback tile are some of the things to pay attention to.
Project management is a major part of kitchen renovation. When you have a day job, kids, and a couple of dogs plus one cat, it makes it hard to keep an eye on every aspect of the renovation. Firstly we are talking about getting the timeline of the jobs right. And secondly making sure that everybody knows what they need to do.
Quite often home renovations don’t go as smoothly as planned. There are always some unexpected issues that might come up. For example, when you move a wall to create an open space kitchen. You never know what is inside the wall and there is no way of knowing it unless you start the demolition. Another thing is to be constantly in contact with the suppliers. It’s not like you order your kitchen stone and that’s that. You need to make sure it will be delivered on the day you agreed to. It must be installed by a professional stonemason. You also need to make sure it is the same quality product that you have ordered in the first place. If it’s not, you need to chase up a couple of middlemen to try to sort it out.
As you can see, you really need to have the time and will to be always available to tackle renovation-related questions and unexpected surprises. Therefore, it is always a good idea to have a project manager who oversees the whole kitchen renovation from start to finish.
Here in Just In Place we have many years of experience installing beautiful custom-made kitchens. We have an extensive list of trustworthy tradespeople who are excellent at what they do. We also have a gorgeous showroom for kitchen, laundry, and bathroom interiors. You will find here a beautiful range of kitchen mixers and unique ceramic tiles for your kitchen splashback.
Have a look at our kitchen projects for some inspiration. If you are planning to remodel your kitchen or put in a new kitchen, we would be happy to help you. Give us a call and we can book an appointment for a design consultation.