Many homeowners have an idea in their heads of what their dream kitchen looks like, subconsciously planning every detail of it with their minds. It is a substantial investment for your home, but it is worth making as it can increase your home`s value and give you and your family more useable space for you to enjoy. Below are some tips that can help you plan your dream kitchen for your home and help you transform it from the image in your mind to a tangible asset that looks fantastic.
Plan An Extension
To maximise the useable space in your kitchen diner and ensure it has room for all the features you want, such as an island, you will need to extend your home. Adding an extension of a couple of metres running the length of the back of your home can give you much more space to use. You will need to have plans drawn up for the extension and apply for planning permission, and the process to get approval typically takes around eight weeks to complete. While waiting for your approval to be granted, you can start looking for suitable building companies that can help transform your home at an affordable price.
Getting A Builder
You will need to source a reputable builder for your project to ensure they do an excellent job. Look for local builders in your area and ask for recommendations from people you know if they have used a company recently that they would endorse. You will want to get numerous quotes for the building work, and it is worth getting quotes that include everything, and one for labour only. Many builders will add between 10-15% on the cost of materials, such as Origin bifold doors, so you can make significant savings when sourcing them yourself. However, if you are going to supply the materials, you need to have a plan to ensure that everything that is needed is always on-site, or it can cause delays in your project.
You will not want to rush into deciding which building company you will use for your project and ensure that you are 100% happy before confirming which company you will use. Ensure you understand the contract, and have a lawyer check it over if there is anything that worries you or you are unsure about in it. You can then confirm which building company you will use for your dream kitchen project, book the work with the builders, and start shopping for everything you need to finish your design for your dream open-plan kitchen diner.
Shopping For Your Dream Kitchen
While the builders start getting busy building the extension for your home, you can start shopping for everything you need to kit out your dream kitchen in style. Items you will want to consider upgrading for your kitchen can include:
- Kitchen Cabinets
- Counter Tops
- Taps & Sinks
- Washing Machine
- Drying Machine
These are just a few things you will need to go shopping for, and the list will be much more extensive. With a bit of shopping around and research, you can get the finishing pieces you need for your dream kitchen, making the image in your mind a reality.