So you’ve got to the point where you are ready to proceed with your kitchen renovation – what key points should you be aware of?
I always remind our Melbourne kitchens clients that a project like this is significant in terms of not only investment, but also time and the sheer number of variables involved.
In short, it’s hard work to make a kitchen renovation run smoothly. And it doesn’t take much for the project to turn chaotic.
That’s why it is vital to choose experts with a proven track record.
Put simply, using a kitchen company that specialises in design, installation and project management is an absolute must. They should only use qualified tradesmen and – above all – be 100% committed to completing the project to the client’s satisfaction.
Minimum Criteria for your kitchen contractor:
- Registered Building Practitioner – (DB-L licence)
- Qualified Tradespeople
- Use Australian-made materials
- Use best quality hardware
- Has industry expertise and proven track record
At Rosemount we consider a job completed only when the client is 100% satisfied.
It’s a philosophy that works for us and our clients.
Check Your Contractor’s Credentials
What do previous customers say? Check reviews on reputable sites like Google and productreview.com.au
Is the contractor registered? For any work over $5,000, a builder has to be registered. Rosemount Kitchens is a Registered Building Practitioner.
Are the tradespeople experienced and/or registered? Electricians and plumbers must be registered. Although tilers, painters and plasterers do not, you can ask for references.
Determine Your Budget
It’s such an important question – how much do you want to spend?
Experienced kitchen designers and project managers will help you get the best value for money.
They’ll ensure the most effective use of your budget during the renovation.
By coming up with the right design and choosing the best materials, they’ll also ensure your kitchen stands the test of time. And that will save you thousands in the long run.
With that in mind, it’s good to have a clear idea of the components and investment involved in your project.
The following checklist will help in that process:
- Project Documentation
- Demolition (if necessary) and rubbish removal
- Preparation of site
I hope you’ve enjoyed this guide and found it useful.
If you’re thinking about a kitchen project or renovation, Rosemount Kitchens would love to help.
Please get in touch if you have any questions.
Or feel free to visit one of our two showrooms.
If you’d like to book a free no-obligation consultation with one of our kitchen designers you can do so by filling out this form – or call us on 1300 476 736.
Considering your own kitchen project? Check out our Essential Guide to Renovating your Kitchen