From inspiration to installation – there’s loads to consider when purchasing a kitchen.
The first hurdle you will encounter will be that of estimating your costs, or more specifically, NOT underestimating them, a common problem we hear time and again. Don’t worry, that’s where we can help.
Here’s what you need to think about when you’re planning your new kitchen project:
The end in sight
Don’t even get started until you have a clear idea of your final budget! This sum needs to include everything from furniture, appliances and fitting costs, to the final finishing touches. You don’t have to commit to spending this amount, and a good supplier should use this as more of a ‘worst-case scenario’. Because there are nearly always unforeseen costs along the way, it’s important to plan in at least a 5% contingency.
The type of end user effects the cost of the kitchen. Is it meant for a couple, or a family? Perhaps you’re planning on selling your house, or renting it out. With these considerations in mind, how long do you want the kitchen to last? All these factors have an impact on the type of design you choose, and the cost of your project. Kitchens can make or break a house sale, so why not ask your kitchen designer about which ranges are the most popular?. If you’re planning to rent our your house, choose a kitchen that is easy to maintain, functional but also durable.
Choosing the right materials – it’s essential to be realistic and keep your business head on. You need to find the balance between wow-factor stainless steel with a hefty price tag and lower cost options such a PVC, in order to make a profit whilst maintaining your reputation. Sometimes, less is more and a good design can make any kitchen look elite.
Here’s the good news. At IPS Pronorm we can help you to select products that are good quality, durable, stylish AND within budget. We know what works and what doesn’t, and we’re pretty good at creating kitchens that consistently impress our clients time after time.
Here’s a common question we’ve heard before: If I’m budgeting, why should I spend money on a designer?
Trust us. Because time is money, and with our years of combined experience, we can create your perfect kitchen without stress or delay. We’ll consider all of the options within your budget, saving you time and money – and we will get it right first time.