Read on to skilfully plan and execute your renovation
Kitchen Installation Timeline
This plan can be shared with your other trades and suppliers so all parties will be aware of each design element, e.g.: your plumber will know the sink and dishwasher locations, your tiling shop/tiler will know how many square metres to order for the splashback tiles.
PRO TIP: ensure your electrician has isolated the power supply to ensure children and pets can't access any loose cables until their next visit.
PRO TIP: if we have designed your renovation you will already know that we recommend keeping your gas and wet areas in the same place to save on plumbing expenses. All you would have to do at this stage is get the plumber to disconnect the old lines.
PRO TIP: All wall-facing cabinetry needs to be screwed into a wall with minimum voids behind it, to ensure a pest- and draft-free environment.
PRO TIP: if you are running short on flooring products, you may not have to lay flooring all the way to the wall if you have cabinetry with covering kickboards. Refer to your Layout Plan (above) or speak to us further before deciding on this method to ensure flooring is put down in the correct areas.
PRO TIP: almost all appliance manuals are notorious for having incorrect measurements, therefore retro-fitting appliances when they arrive months late can be a disaster!
COVID-19 PRO TIP: Choose products that are already in-stock as you may be sitting on a waitlist for several months.
Final cabinetry measurements
Laurent will come on site at a convenient time to take final measurements to ensure a perfect fit.
Materials will be ordered at the end of this step.
We encourage clients to make time to inspect their kitchen prior to delivery.
The invoice relating to balance of materials and manufacturing costs will be issued at this point.
Delivery and installation
Installation of lower and upper cabinets will follow in the coming days or weeks depending on the scale of you job.
Laminate and timber benchtops are likely to be installed now.
Painted cabinetry fronts (contractor)
Benchtop templating (contractor)
If you have selected the same product as your splashback, this can be done now too.
They will then take these measurements to their workshop for manufacturing and return at least two weeks later.
PRO TIP: have your sink and taps ready onsite.
Benchtop installation (contractor)
This timeline is also relevant to bathroom, laundry and wardrobe renovations