Kitchen Designer, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodelling
Call our Preston Kitchen Showroom on 01772 324231 or visit us at Kitchens Preston 1a Allerton Road, Preston PR5 4QD
We can provide you with the ideal kitchen design and kitchen designer for your dream kitchen remodel. With over 30 years experience BB Home design should be your choice for Kitchen Design in the preston area.
If you are thinking of having your kitchen redesigned in the near future, please pay our Preston Kitchen Showroom a visit.
How a Kitchen Designer Creates a New Kitchen
Kitchen remodelling is one of the most popular of all home improvement projects. Even though it can add value to your home, the main motivation for a new kitchen is because we want to enjoy it.
Being such an important and involved design, and remodelling project, it's crucial that you work with the right designers and builders so you actually get the kitchen you've dreamed of. Along with a new kitchen, you will build a relationship with these professionals. We at BB Home Design specialise in bringing your dreams into reality on time and on budget.
There are hundreds of elements that go into creating your perfect kitchen, and the team at BB Home Design shares the steps that should be followed - from start to finish - to get a kitchen that is beautiful, durable and safe.
Your Kitchen Designer will follow our proven method to ensure your kitchen dreams come true
- Interview with the Designer - "To create your perfect kitchen, a designer should ask a lot of questions and really listen to your answers. While talking about what you need, you usually reveal what you really want, as well. Your answers provide the foundation to build your new kitchen upon."
- Inspection of the Home - "There needs to be a big picture understanding of the project because remodelling can have a snowball effect. What rooms or areas surround the kitchen, on the same level as well as upstairs and in the basement? Are any of these areas going to be affected?". Are you looking to create an open plan space incorporating surrounding rooms?
- Inspection of the Utilities - "Where are the current electrical and plumbing lines? Will they need to be upgraded or moved for the new plans? These are the utilities that power the kitchen, so the designer should make sure they are up to code and will handle the new loads." If a kitchen is to be designed within an extension or moved to a new part of the house which tradesmen will be required and when.
- Document the Existing Kitchen - "Every aspect of your existing kitchen needs to be measured and documented and photographed. The measurements are used to document the existing floor plan, which is the basis for creating a new plan. The photos are continually referred to while working up a new design. Plus, when the project is complete, it's fun to compare the before and after photos."
- Design the New Kitchen - "All of the details go into a drafting program and your new kitchen is designed in 3D. This is where all the conversations about your likes and dislike, needs and desires come into play, guiding the design. Many times a designer looks for inspiration from magazines, art, nature - whatever may excite you but the overall idea comes from you."
- Write a Scope of Work - "Once a first draft design is complete, all of the material and construction details are written out. This list is known as a Work Scope, and this is what passes to an estimator who comes up with the general budget amount needed to bring the concept to life."
- Present the Design - "Once the plan is in place and priced, you meet with your designer to review the concept. This is very much a working meeting, where you 'walk through' the 3-dimensional plans of the kitchen, and talk about what you like, what you don't like, and discuss the initial budget. This is the time to make any changes you want, because it's much easier (and cheaper) to make changes on paper rather than during construction. Our full design service can also incorporate electric and gas plans if required."
- Agree on the Final Kitchen Design - "Now that the designer has your final selections, and all the construction experts have weighed in with valuable information, it's time to determine the final project cost and put together a realistic construction schedule. Once that's complete, it's time to present to you the final design and budget, and pour over the details. When you're in full agreement and you feel good about the goal, you sign a final contract that starts the ball rolling."
- Hand-off to Manufacture - "Your designer now reviews every aspect of the project with your project manager and installation team so everyone is on the same page and ready to go. There is a final review of the plans so that all your questions are answered, along with a run-down of logistic such as what time the installation team will arrive each morning, where they can park and such. Your designer wants to make sure there will be no surprises for anyone involved, and that everyone is working toward the same goal."
- Kitchen Installation Begins - "You're now in the hands of your installation team, though the designer should visit the job site from time to time to watch your plans come alive. He or she should also be available to answer any questions from you and the production team, and follow through on any new details that may pop up."
- Kitchen Installation Ends - "And this is the moment you've been waiting for! The last pieces are in place, the crew cleans up, you receive your warranty binder and you begin moving your stuff into the new kitchen. The heart of your home is beating once again."
From BB Home Designs extensive experience please note that actually designing the kitchen is the shortest part of the process: Coordinating all the details and logistics is where good kitchen designers invest most of their time, because once those are in place, you'll have a smooth project. Plan the work and then work the plan - it's a guarantee for a successful kitchen redesign.
When you're ready for the kitchen of your dreams, call 01772 324231
If you would like to realize your dream kitchen, it's never too late to begin planning the design and construction of the project. Here are some necessary steps to keep in mind before you begin:
- Measure the room to mm accuracy. Taking into account walls, windows doors and ceiling heights and any obstructions.
- Create a detailed plan from these measurements
- Key features of the plan ( Where Item is present in the Kitchen Design Area)
- Stop tap location Access to stop tap required. If this is not planned into the kitchen design it can be expensive to move the stop tap at a later stage.
- Boiler location wall boiler or floor boiler. Dependant on manufacturer's instructions on ventilation these can be housed in a wall unit or base unit.
- Heating and Radiator location Your designer may have to move these to incorporate new design features.
- Electric Consumer Box Location. Many modern day electrical appliances within the kitchen environment can have a very high kilowatt load. A double electric oven, some of the modern high end single ovens, some of the high end combination ovens or even Electric, Halogen and induction hobs will take over a 3kw total connected load. This may mean that your each of the appliances listed needs to be professionally wired directly into the consumer box onto its own fuse. In most Kitchen environments the kitchen should be on its own ring main as recommended by a registered electrician. Taking into consideration your consumer box position and age at this stage of the Kitchen planning allows to create a basic electric plan to be approved by a certified electrician and can prevent unwanted expense later in the project.
- Gas Position Noting your gas point at this stage of the kitchen plan allows your kitchen design to to properly plan the positioning of your gas appliances. Please note all gas work must be carried out by a gas safe engineer.
- Waste Outlet Location and External Drain Position. Assessing levels of waste outlets for sinks and dishwashers, washing machines, and waste disposal. Over the years kitchen designs have incorporated sinks under windows, however many more modern open plan designs have an island sink. The above information becomes important in this instance, as island sinks with an insufficient flow rates may require a saniflow pump.
- Position of Hot and Cold supply in reference to dishwasher, water filters, instant hot water taps, sink and washing machines.
- In a traditional kitchen extractors are usually placed against an exterior wall however, in more modern designs extractors are often placed above hobs contained within an island. In these cases detailed plans should be made to enable standard ducting, (normal size 150mm /6") flex or duct to be taken to an exterior vent.
Given all the relevant information above your B B Home design, Kitchen Designer will be able to design your dream kitchen with the minimum of hassle and stress. This also helps eliminate the potential for unforeseen costs and enables you kitchen designer to provide you with an accurate and fully transparent costing.
Creating your Kitchen Design with your Kitchen Designer
Your BB Home Design Kitchen Designer will meet with you to compile your kitchen design, and create a preliminary budget, drawings and schedule for your review. It's important to have a detailed scope of work in place so that everyone understands the plan before work commences on your dream kitchen.
Reputation for Quality
BB Home Design has been established since 1983 and has a reputation within the local area for meeting and exceeding expectations. We source the finest value for money kitchens from quality suppliers and as such are able to offer many bespoke and unique kitchen designs. We are also able to fabricate solid surface worktops such as Corian and Staron to any size and shape that your imagination can create, and by buying direct you can save up to 40% on your kitchen worktops.
Finalising the Plan and Agreeing Worklist and Installation Date
Finalize all selections, drawings and schedules (ie Final site survey dates, installation date, completion date). After a detailed plan and list of works is signed, a date for installation can be confirmed.
The Kitchen Planning & Design and Construction team at BB Home Design excel at designing and installing kitchens. To get your creative juices flowing, please browse through our complete site.