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Kitchen Refurbishment: A guide to building your dream kitchen

So, you’re planning a kitchen refurbishment but aren’t quite sure where to start? Whether it’s just a small move around of furniture or big structural modifications, any amount of change has been proven to boost happiness and improve our mental health. Not only does it give you that fresh, clean feeling, but it also helps you to fall back in love with your space.

Unless you have a background in the construction or design industry, however, it can be tricky to know where to begin. To help you on your way, our experts have put together this guide to building your dream kitchen.

Creating your vision

The first step you need to take, is creating a clear vision for the project. During this process, it can be really helpful to use tools such as Pinterest for inspiration. This platform can also be used to build mood boards, which your architect and interior designer will truly thank you for. Having a clear vision will allow the experts you work with to better envisage exactly what you’re trying to create, ultimately improving the end product.

Instructing the help of architects

If the changes you have planned are bigger than just moving around a few items of furniture, it’s time to instruct the help of trusted architects. These professionals will play a vital role in ensuring your project runs smoothly.

Detailed and comprehensive plans for your upcoming kitchen refurbishment are a must. Working with an architect, they will produce these on your behalf to ensure your contractors are all on the same page.

In addition, architects will also be able to tell you if your plans are feasible and recommend alternatives if they aren’t. These experts will also be able to advise whether or not certain permissions are required for your renovation.

Bringing in project managers

In some cases, a kitchen refurbishment may require a project management team. This is usually the case if it is a particularly big renovation and requires removing features such as chimney breasts, knocking down walls, or building extensions.

With so many contractors to choose from, it can be difficult to know who to trust. When you work with a project management company, however, these professionals usually come with a long list of connections. Ultimately, your kitchen is the heart of your home. It’s where you’ll spend the following years entertaining your friends and cooking family meals. As such, it’s important your visions are executed correctly.

Who are Munday + Cramer?

Based in Essex, Munday + Cramer are a multi-skilled practise offering support across the below areas:

  • Architecture & Design
  • Surveying
  • Procurement
  • Facilities Management
  • Project Management

Serving the local area and surrounding counties, our experts are qualified to the highest standard. Our surveyors are all RICS accredited, and our architects are RIBA qualified. When you work with us, you can have confidence in our skills.

Contact us

If you’re in the process of considering a kitchen refurbishment, why not reach out to our specialists? For more information on working with our expert architects, contact us today by clicking here. You can also give us a ring on 01245 326 200.