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When Should I Speak to a Designer for My Kitchen Project?

Embarking on a kitchen project is an exciting endeavour that requires careful planning and consideration. Even with a conscious strategy in mind, however,  there’s often a crucial aspect that homeowners can overlook on the journey to creating their new dream kitchen, and it centres around one important question:

When is a good time to speak to a kitchen designer about my project?

Let’s find out…

Avoid delays and lead time issues

The simple answer is as early as possible.  One common mistake homeowners make is to hold off liaising with their designer until after the planning stage of their building or renovation project—often even later.

Unfortunately, this approach can lead to significant delays and complications, and we would always recommend speaking to one of our design team in the early planning stages to ensure that lead times are considered and accounted for. This will also allow our expert team of designers to work closely with you to understand your vision, create a bespoke, personalised design which incorporates all the fixtures, fittings and finishes you had in mind, and address any concerns you might have to keep your project on track.

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Seamlessly integrate design and functionality

A well-designed kitchen is not only visually appealing but also highly functional. By consulting with a kitchen designer early on, you can explore the granular details of your space which will facilitate these two important design features.

Here at Unfitted, we specialise in building freestanding kitchens that prioritise both craftsmanship and practicality, and our handmade shaker cabinets and units are designed specifically to fit your space and individual needs. Our experienced designers will collaborate with you to not only discuss materials and finishing options, but also to optimise the layout, storage solutions, and ergonomic features of your kitchen, ensuring that it meets your requirements.

Consider plumbing and electrical requirements

Effective planning of plumbing and electrical requirements is crucial in any kitchen renovation project. By involving a kitchen designer at the start of your project, you can address these features efficiently. Unfitted will work in conjunction with your plumber and electrician to ensure that the necessary connections and fixtures are incorporated seamlessly into the design.

This proactive approach eliminates the need for last-minute adjustments or costly modifications, saving you both time and money. It’s also worth noting that if your kitchen project requires planning permission, the early involvement of a kitchen designer, working alongside an architect, will allow you to put forward any design specifications in good time and avoid any unnecessary delays.

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Financial planning and realistic quotes

If you are considering financing your kitchen project through a re-mortgage or other means, speaking with a kitchen designer early on is highly recommended. This early consultation allows you to obtain detailed plans and a realistic quote for your kitchen renovation and provides a clear understanding of the financial aspects from the start.

From here you can make informed decisions and confidently move forward with your funding options. Unfitted will provide you with a comprehensive quote that reflects the craftsmanship, quality materials, and bespoke features that make our kitchens truly exceptional.

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How can we help?

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and its design deserves careful attention. When embarking on a kitchen renovation or build project, it is essential to involve a kitchen designer early on to ensure a smooth and successful outcome. At the foundations of any Unfitted kitchen, is an ethos of quality craftsmanship and bespoke, personalised design; if you’d like to speak to one of our team to discuss your project, please get in touch today or book a free design consultation.

Posted on June 14th 2023

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