A kitchen is often the heart of a home, the space where people gather, meals are prepared, and cups of coffee are made to start the day. If your kitchen design is causing you stress, it might be time for a kitchen renovation. And that’s something Refresh can help with.
Get in touch with your local Central & East London Refresh Renovation Consultant to talk kitchen design ideas.
If you’re considering renovating your kitchen, you may be given lots of advice from friends, family, and colleagues as to what to be wary of. Renovation projects are often associated with headaches, budget blowouts, stressful schedules, and unreliable tradies.
At Refresh, we’d heard it all before, which is why we set out to change the way the world renovates - and we have! Because, here at Refresh we’ve designed a unique five-step process that makes renovations easy, enjoyable, and, most of all, successful.
It starts with our free, one-hour consultation. This is an opportunity for you to meet with your local Refresh Renovation Consultant. You can talk kitchen renovation ideas, share ideas, and get advice from them as to what’s been done before, what works, and how you can create the kitchen of your dreams.
Your consultation is followed up with concept plans, an outline of the timeline it will take to make your renovation a reality, and a budget. No construction begins until everything is agreed upon, signed off, and you’re happy with the plan ahead.
When it’s time for your project to commence, your local Renovation Consultant will be your single point of contact. This means you don’t have to worry about juggling tradies schedules. Instead, your Renovation Consultant will call upon their network of local trades professionals to get the job done. You’ll be kept updated and informed throughout the project via our communication portal so there are never any surprises along the way.
Given the amount of time many of us spend in the kitchen, it’s important that any kitchen makeover meets the needs of the homeowners’ lifestyle… and that’s what many people are trending towards when it comes to remodeling their kitchen.
A kitchen renovation idea that is currently popular in Central and East London is opening up the kitchen and dining areas and positioning a central breakfast island to achieve a subtle division of space. Breakfast islands create space for light meals, easy breakfasts, afternoon snacks, or evening glasses of wine. It also allows young children to stake a claim on space for homework while meal prep is being undertaken on other bench spaces in the kitchen.
Another popular kitchen renovation idea is the use of colourful splashbacks and patterned tiles. For some homeowners, their kitchen layout works for their families, but the aesthetic is dated. An effective kitchen makeover sees neutral colour palettes brought through for a more contemporary vibe and stylish statements being made through feature walls, lighting, or decorative wall tiles.
In Central & East London, our Renovation Consultants have a trusted network of trades professionals they call upon when undertaking a kitchen remodel for clients. This ensures work is completed to a high-quality and all kitchen renovation services needed are scheduled into the project.
Our kitchen renovation services include:
...and anything else you can think of!
One of the first things many homeowners want to know is how much will their kitchen renovation cost. The Refresh five-step process gives you a fixed quote accurate to your project so there are no budget blowouts or hidden costs that surprise you along the way. Your local Renovation Consultant will provide you with this once you have agreed upon your chosen renovation plans.
It also helps to look at other kitchen renovations that have been done before to get an idea of what can be achieved with different budgets.
A major modern kitchen-diner renovation in Surrey saw a 36 square metre ground floor rear extension added to create a new open-plan space and allow room for a large kitchen, dining area, and extended living space, for a cost of £130,000.
Homeowners in Cambridge embarked on a modern kitchen renovation that included the installation of a kitchen peninsula to overlook the dining room area and allow space for socialising and conversation between diners and chefs. The six-week renovation project came in at £31,000.
For more kitchen renovation ideas, check out our range of renovation case studies.
*Costs are rough estimates and are subject to change. For a fixed-quote accurate to your specific project, please consult your local Refresh Renovation Consultant.
Professional kitchen remodelers know that when it comes to kitchen renovations, there are many moving parts. From electrical appliances to drainage, heat protective surfaces to essential wiring and charging ports. This means consent is usually required if you’re embarking on a kitchen renovation.
The good news is your Renovation Consultant takes care of all council consent requirements, preparing the paperwork, applying for consent, and ensuring your local council has everything they need to keep your project on track.
Whether you have lots of kitchen design ideas bubbling away or you’ve decided the time is right to embark on a kitchen renovation, get in touch with your local Renovation Consultant. You can start your kitchen remodel journey with a one hour, free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your kitchen renovation ideas.