Is your kitchen too small or now too old?
Does it no longer meet your requirements? If you want to replace your old kitchen with a new one, it means more or less a lot of work. In addition to the planning, some preliminary work has to be done, such as dismantling the old kitchen and possibly renovating the kitchen space. We will show you which planning and work steps need to be taken into account and how everything will go smoothly with your kitchen renovation. If you are based in Manchester, for example, you may need to look at places locally that offer inspiration.
STEP 1: PLANNING PREPARATION
Before planning your new kitchen, think about what you no longer like about your old one. Is it just the outdated design? Is it the outdated electrical appliances? Or do you also bother larger things such as the lack of storage space or the too small work surface? If your kitchen has been behind you for a few years, it may be that, on the one hand, it is far from today’s standard of appliances and cabinets. On the other hand, it may be that it does not meet ergonomic aspects, which become more important the older you get. It is best to make a list of the points that you do not like about your kitchen before your first consultation with a kitchen specialist.
Planning preparations checklist:
- What bothers you about your old kitchen?
- What needs do you have (e.g. more storage space, larger work surface, etc.)?
- What is your current situation in life (single, family, children have left the house, etc.)?
- Are new electronic devices required?
- Are additional connections required (e.g. because you do not currently have a dishwasher)?
- Is the kitchen space too small and should it be enlarged?
- Do you want an age-appropriate kitchen remodeling?
STEP 2: THE FIRST PLANNING
Knowing what you don’t want is now your time to focus on what you want. There are various styles, designs and colors to choose from for your kitchen. Look around the Internet, magazines and catalogs and gather ideas for planning. The first appointment with a kitchen advisor usually provides clarity as to what the new kitchen should look like. With the help of your list, the professional can take into account the spatial conditions for the kitchen remodeling. They can then also assess whether an enlargement of the kitchen space or an open solution is possible if you want more space. can determine ideal kitchen shape and plan the work zones so that your new kitchen optimally suits your needs. Do you want new cupboards, or a new floor?
STEP 3: THE SPECIFIC PLANNING
Now that your wishes have been specified, you know what your new kitchen should look like and the spatial conditions have been taken into account, the concrete planning can begin. In this phase you should also clarify whether you only want to undertake simple renovation measures such as repainting the walls or whether more complex renovation measures are necessary for your dream kitchen, such as laying cables or even a wall breakthrough. You may be able to do simple work yourself; you should hire professionals for electrical and water installations as well as for tile, painting and plastering work. Get offers and possible dates for the implementation of the kitchen renovation from the craftsmen in good time so that there are no delays.
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