OUR MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
HOW LONG WILL MY KITCHEN BE OUT OF ACTION?
A standard kitchen renovation can be as fast as 1 week if there is no structural work involved and you have chosen a melamine finish for your doors & drawers and a laminate benchtop. Dismantling of the old kitchen, plumbing, electrical and tiling work and installation can all happen within the 5-7 days. A space which requires some structural work, eg a wall being removed, ceiling work, new window etc, stone benchtops with perhaps a glass splash back may take upto 5 weeks to complete.
CAN GAS BE BROUGHT INTO MY KITCHEN
In most cases this is possible and not a problem to do when the kitchen is being renovated.
CAN I CHANGE FROM A GAS HOTPLATE TO ELECTRIC
In most cases this is possible and not a problem to do when the kitchen is being renovated
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF A STANDARD KITCHEN RENOVATION?
What is a standard kitchen is the question? What size is standard? What finishes are standard? What splashback is standard? There are too many variables to give a definitive answer. Let’s just say that all kitchens require a significant financial investment. There is more to consider than just the cabinets and benchtops. Plumber, electrician, plasterer, ceiling & cornices, painter, all need to be factored into the renovation budget. The trades people must be licensed, professionals who are experts in their field. They directly affect the longevity of your new kitchen. These trades add up to a considerable sum and are required whether you are installing a custom built quality kitchen or a cheap one. It seems to be false economy to be spending on trade work and then going out and buying cheap kitchen cabinets which are not going to have a long life. The reality is that a kitchen needs to be designed by a professional designer, built and installed by a professional cabinetmaker. It must be designed to meet your family’s needs and compliment your home. It is best to invest a small amount on having a designer take a look and provide you with a realistic quotation.
ARE THERE HIDDEN COSTS WHICH MAY SURFACE AFTER CONTRACT IS SIGNED?
In older homes, the water lines & electrical lines may need changing for safety reasons. Steel drains are not always obvious and should be replaced with PVC at the time of the renovation.
WILL MY NEW KITCHEN DATE?
This depends on the style you choose, the finishes and colours
DO I GET A WARRANTY FOR MY KITCHEN RENOVATION?
Yes, the labour component is warrantied for a 6 year period. Cabinets also are covered by a 6 year warranty. Doors & drawer fronts are also covered by a warranty but that may differ between manufacturers.
DO YOU SUPPLY AND ORGANISE ALL TRADES REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT OUR KITCHEN RENOVATION?
Yes, we have licensed electricians, plumbers, tilers, builders, plasterers, etc to do all work necessary to complete your kitchen
DO I GET A PLAN OF MY KITCHEN?
Yes, once you have committed to the project, i.e. a contract has been signed and deposit paid, you will receive full plans. Floor plan, elevations and 3D views.
HAVE YOU EVER RENOVATED A KITCHEN FOR A DISABLED PERSON?
Yes, we have renovated a few kitchens which were to be used for aged or disabled people.
ARE YOU CERTIFIED?
Yes, we are certified Bathroom and Kitchen designers, we are members of the KBDA. All our trades people are licensed.
DO YOU HAVE A SITE MANAGER?
Yes, every project has a site manager assigned whom you are at liberty to speak and be in contact with throughout the works.
DOES YOUR COMPANY PROVIDE A TURNKEY OPERATION?
Yes, we do, we can take you from design and planning of the room, then provide all the knowhow and expertise required to complete your new kitchen. During the design phase, we discuss, function, layout, materials & finishes, appliances, colour – in short all aspects of providing you with a functional, aesthetically pleasing new kitchen.
CAN WE STAY IN OUR HOUSE DURING THE RENOVATION?
Most people do remain in their home whilst the kitchen is being renovated. Generally setting up a make-shift kitchen in the laundry or using the BBQ area. Some people choose to take a break and escape on a holiday for the whole or part of the renovation.
WILL YOU PROTECT MY FLOOR?
Yes, we will lay floor protection to all traffic area used by our trades people. It is your responsibility to cover furniture and electrical equipment to protect them from dust.