During the week I had the pleasure of meeting a client who had asked me to have a look at their kitchen renovation. Another client of mine had referred them.
What had happened is that they had seen another designer from another well-known kitchen company. The client had a design drawing and specifications including trade work specifications. To her amazement when she checked the design drawings the measurements seemed to be wrong. The kitchen had become smaller.
After I had a conversation with the client about the scope of what she was trying to achieve it was also realized that the design of the kitchen did not followed any correct kitchen flow strategy. The trade work specifications also had not included all of the work required.
What she had was a kitchen design which had not been accurately measured and if she had proceeded with this design, she would have been left with problems with the kitchen design and also would have been hit with additional variations in final cost of the project.
The main point here is that it is important when you are going to do any renovation whether it a bathroom or kitchen you should work with a professional certified designer.
Kitchen and bathroom design work is a complex area, there is a lot that you need to understand and know, this comes from experience and knowledge in kitchen renovation.
Firstly you need an accurate measurement. You need to make sure you have considered all of the potential structural and trade related obstacles and cost implications. There is the design layout, the materials that are best suited to your situation. There is the appliance selection, which best suits, your requirements. There is getting an accurate cost for the project that has a fixed cost outcome.
When I work with my clients I want to provide an outstanding bathroom or kitchen design, I want it to follow all of the design principles for great kitchen design. And importantly I want to provide an honest appraisal of the cost of the project.
This case is proof of the importance of working with a qualified bathroom and kitchen designer.