Is your kitchen outdated and dilapidated? Have you thought about having a custom kitchen installed, but don’t know where to start? There are plenty of options available to you that will suit your budget and timeframe. Believe it or not, it is possible to have a custom kitchen installed within one week without breaking the bank.
Do I Need a New Kitchen?
A good question to ask yourself is why you want a new kitchen? Have you been searching through magazines filled with modern kitchens? Perhaps you need one because you feel that your current kitchen is outdated, or you plan on increasing the value of your home. It is vital to work out what you want to change, what you need to change and what you like about your current kitchen, as this will make it easier to design your dream kitchens.
Ask yourself. Do you want to keep anything from your existing kitchen? For example, you could always repaint your cupboards, rather than replacing them to help save some money.
Speak to a Kitchen Interior Design Consultant.
It might be worth talking to a specialist about your dream kitchens. There are many architects that specialise in kitchen interior design. While this is a more expensive option, it will ensure that you get exactly what you want. There are architects that specialise in either classic or modern kitchens.
If there are no structural modifications and nothing needs to be re-plumbed, you could do it all yourself (with some help from your friends of course!). Not only will you save money – more importantly, you will find out who your real friends are!
Do your Research and Prepare a Checklist.
Before you rush in and take the week off work and get a few mates around to help you fix up your kitchen, it is important to prepare a checklist of the tools, materials and procedures you will need.
A custom kitchen will significantly increase how you use it. On your checklist ask questions like; do you like entertaining and want an open plan kitchen? Or are you a chef at heart and want a trouble-free workspace where you can create masterpieces everyday? What new tools do I need? How Do I use these safely? Answering these types of questions will help give you a broader understanding of how to go about the project.
What can you tell me about Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Kitchens?
Perhaps the easiest and simplest way to get that custom kitchen that you desire, at a reasonable price, is flat-pack custom kitchens. There are many websites that sell these direct to the public (some even let you design your perfect kitchen online!). These products usually have a 5+ year warranty and are made from quality materials.
These packs can usually be put together within a week because they come with have easy to follow instructions and a hotline to call if you need any assistance. DIY custom kitchens are a far more affordable alternative than having a kitchen interior design specialist, or unreliable tradesmen helping you out.
Your local hardware store may also have these kits available. If you plan on purchasing one in-store, make sure you have the correct measurements to ensure the kitchen you buy will fit.
Which is best for me?
No matter what your budget is, there are numerous options available to you to ensure that you can have the custom kitchen that you have always dreamed of. If you can afford to have a specialist and tradesmen come in to complete your dream, it is definitely the less stressful option. If you are like most of us and would like to create something yourself, and save a bit of money, you can create a beautiful custom kitchen in a week. If you have done appropriate research and have a few keen mates, you can get that professional look for a bargain price.