Joos Joiners: Your Guide To Creating A Brand New Kitchen
Embarking on a new kitchen can be a daunting process. Over the past 40 years Joos Joiners have identified the most common steps taken to make the process as easy as possible.
START AT THE VERY BEGINNING
Have a clear idea on look, style and layout you want. Explore magazines, the internet or kitchen manufacturer websites and pull together ideas you can discuss with your kitchen designer.
ASK YOURSELF QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CURRENT KITCHEN.
- What appliances will you be reusing and what will you be buying new?
- What type of layout do you want? U-shape? Galley? Island? What would make you current layout work better?
- What do you like about your current kitchen that you would like to keep and what does not work so well?
- What building changes (ie taking down a wall, blocking in a window, re-routing services) would give you more layout options?
- What materials do you want to use? Busy house with small kids / animals – then melamine is a winner.
- Do you want a dining area incorporated in the space?
- How much storage do you need? Are you an avid baker with lots of pans and trays? Do you bulk buy groceries? If so you need plenty of pantry space!
- Last but not least, what your working budget is? It is a question people often don’t feel comfortable answering, but in reality it is very important in allowing us to move on with the next stage.
Once you have answers to these questions and once you have pulled your visual resources together then make an appointment with Joos Joiners.
First prize is to go through to their beautifully appointed showroom to view the workmanship first hand or alternatively get the team to visit you at your home. The consultation should not take more than 60 to 90 minutes after which they will have enough information to start work on your concept plan.
WHAT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DO YOU NEED TO SUPPLY?
Any images or style guides you have that reflect the look you are after. If your kitchen project is part of a whole room/house revamp, then paint swatches of the colours you will be using as well, will help.
Dimensions of your room or proposed space, showing the approximate shape of the room and its size are also important. Measurements should be a close to true size as possible. If it is a new house then scaled plans are fine to work from.
A list of appliances is also important. This allows us to research the fitting sizes required and any important manufacturer’s instructions that will need to be considered in the design.
From the time the consultation takes place to the presentation of the plans will be about 5 – 10 working days and is a little dependant on Joos Joiners’ current work load at that time.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT ON FIRST PRESENTATION?
You will receive concept plans that will give you a fairly realistic idea of how your kitchen is going to look. The design software allows for an almost life like representation of what the finished product will look like.
At the same time the concept plans are presented, the team will also present a quotation of what the kitchen will cost.
If revisions are required, these follow the same process as the concept plans and once made, the design is then re-presented an updated quotation is also presented.
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