Renovating Your Kitchen

Life in most homes centres around the kitchen; therefore, when it is time to give the room a makeover, you need to create a plan. Doing so allows you to have the kitchen you want, functional, stylish and comfortable within a set budget. Setting your budget first gives you parameters to work within, as it is too easy to get carried away creating your dream kitchen.

A kitchen budget must include all the outlays you are considering, not just buying the units and appliances. In addition, the budget should include the cost of tearing down and removing the old kitchen, colours, finishes, and countertops. And don’t forget to hire a professional fitter, plumber, and electrician. Plus, it is always good to have an additional 5-10% for all those unexpected extras or must-haves! 

What to look for when hiring a kitchen fitter?

A kitchen fitter is a person who ensures your kitchen is functional and positioned how you want it. When considering hiring a kitchen fitter, keep these points in mind.

  • Their experience with similar projects.
  • A portfolio of past kitchen projects.
  • Do they have a good reputation?
  • Can they work within your budget?

When you have found your fitter, it is time to let him help you plan your renovation. His experience will guide you on the best options to achieve the look and functionality you want – within your budget.

The benefits of a kitchen renovation

According to UK estate agents, a new kitchen can add an instant 5% to the value of your home. Nice if you are planning to sell in the next few years. Adding storage space to your kitchen is always a plus, be it a small, medium or large size. You can also create a space that suits you: modern, country, industrial style, or a custom kitchen that reflects your personality. While renovating a kitchen, it can also be time to upgrade appliances to become more energy-efficient and check out electrical connections to ensure better safety.

Bathroom installation steps – by Whittlesey Bathrooms

Plan your kitchen

Do your research, and have an idea of what you want and what you don’t want. Pinterest is a good style guide. Whatever your budget, keep it in mind. It’s amazing how quickly money disappears when you’re planning a renovation. Fortunately, your kitchen fitter is there to bring you back to reality and your budget limits with practical ideas on achieving your dream kitchen within the budget.

Choose your units, countertops & appliances

The most significant expense you have. Kitchen units come with various price tags depending on the models and materials used. It can be an exciting and fun time choosing, but it can get frustrating and disappointing if you look above your budget. 

It is essential to follow your plans, so while you might like the idea of a £1,000+ range cooker, fitting it into a small space would mean losing storage space and an overheated kitchen. Plus, compared with a cooker or hob and oven, you might be going way over budget for something not entirely practical in your space.

Leave the rest to us

Having a professional project manager takes all the stress out of creating and building your new kitchen. We are there for you, from initial consultation to the final tweakings. We provide you with peace of mind that your dream kitchen will be complete on time and within budget. 

Contact Whittlesey Bathroom & Kitchen Studio


Considering renovating your kitchen for whatever reason, contact us at Whittlesey Bathroom & Kitchen Studio. We are professionals with the know-how and the experience to help you create your dream kitchen. Contact the Whittlesey Bathroom & Kitchen Studio team for a free estimate.

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