What is a Kitchen Makeover, and is it right for you?
Updated: Mar 8
If we told you that we could help you to completely transform your kitchen without the cost, mess or inconvenience usually associated with it, what would you say? Would you even believe it was possible? Well the good news is that it absolutely is possible thanks to the growing trend for the Kitchen Makeover, which we are proud to announce as a brand new service offered by Kitchenroom.
A Kitchen Makeover offers you the opportunity to totally revamp the look and finish of your kitchen by updating the key elements within it, such as doors and worktops. For many of us, the layout of our kitchen works brilliantly. In fact, the cupboards are in pretty good condition too, but the style of the doors is a little dated, and there’s that burn mark in the worktop where we rested that hot saucepan a few years ago… Kitchens get heavily used. They bear the brunt of family life and so these signs of wear and tear are bound to be present, but they are simply cosmetic issues.
If the layout and bones of your kitchen are still working well, but it could do with a refresh, a Kitchen Makeover could be the perfect solution for you.
What can I change with a Kitchen Makeover?
A Kitchen Makeover allows you to totally transform the look of your kitchen because you can change pretty much everything visible within it. Equally, if you’re just looking to change one particular element of it, that can be done too, for example if you’ve just moved into a new home and love everything in your kitchen except the cabinet doors, we can just change the doors. Nothing else needs to be ripped out or sacrificed to make the change.
The parts of a kitchen most commonly changed in a Makeover are the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and the worktops. We supply over 20 different styles of kitchen door, with any lay-on style available for you to choose from in a kitchen makeover. Our range covers both traditional and contemporary styles, which can be made to order in a whole host of different colour options. We also supply worktops in a range of different materials including laminate, wood, granite, and the ever-popular quartz.
You can view our kitchen range here. We will also supply a selection of samples for you to view when we attend your FREE home design visit.
Although doors and worktops are perhaps the elements of a Kitchen Makeover which make the biggest impact, they are not the only things we can update to transform your kitchen. Although you may not give yours too much thought, the addition of a new sink and taps can make a big statement, allowing you to incorporate some of the current interiors trends into your home, for example a ceramic sink, or boiling water tap. Similarly cabinet handles can be updated to give you a completely different look, reflecting modern fashions.
If your Kitchen Makeover project requires any new appliances, this is also something we are able to assist with. We have excellent links with a number of suppliers and are able to source appliances from manufacturers such as SMEG, NEFF, Rangemaster, Stoves, Hotpoint and Bosch at very competitive prices.
What is the process for a Kitchen Makeover?
The way we go about designing a Kitchen Makeover is much the same as we would a new fully fitted kitchen. The first step in the process is to arrange a free home design visit. During your home design visit we will measure all your doors, drawers and worktops (if appropriate) and discuss what your plans and ideas are for your new look kitchen. We will discuss which elements of the kitchen you would like to update and we’ll ask you more about your style preferences. We have a selection of samples of both doors and worktops that we can share with you to help you make your decisions.
Our range of kitchens includes both modern and traditional styles, made from a range of materials, available in numerous different finishes. We offer both MDF and real wood doors, so there is an option to suit most budgets.
Once we have had a good chat and got all the information we require, we will go away and put together a quotation for you to review. If you decide you would like to go ahead, you can expect delivery of your new kitchen within approximately three weeks. We will be able to give you a more specific timeline for delivery upon placing your order.
Many people like Kitchen Makeovers as it is possible for competent DIY-ers to complete the installation themselves. However we do also provide fitting, should you require it. If this is something you are interested in please do let us know and we will provide a time and cost estimate for the job. We have a number of excellent, highly skilled kitchen fitters who come highly recommended.
What are the benefits of a Kitchen Makeover?
Having a new kitchen installed, whether it be a new fully fitted kitchen, or a Kitchen Makeover is always a very exciting project, but there are a number of factors with a Kitchen Makeover which may make it the right choice for you.
One of the biggest benefits of a Kitchen Makeover as opposed to a whole new kitchen is the cost. With a Kitchen Makeover you are only paying for the cost of the door and drawer fronts, as well as any additional elements, as opposed to the cabinet carcasses. This saves a huge amount of money, not only on the materials themselves, but also in fitting costs. If you have ever had a new kitchen fitted from scratch you will have noticed that the carcasses seem to take days to be put in place, with the doors and finishing touches then seemingly happening quite quickly. Hanging kitchen doors is a fairly straightforward job, with many people opting to carry out the work themselves.
Kitchen Makeovers are definitely a very cost effective way of updating the look of your kitchen, but they are also a faster way of doing it. A new fully fitted kitchen takes on average 2 weeks to fit, whereas a Kitchen Makeover can be completed in just a matter of days. That is definitely a big plus point in their favour, as renovating a kitchen is certainly disruptive to day-to-day life.
Having a Kitchen Makeover is much less disruptive than having a whole new kitchen installed, with no need to hire skips, tear out old units, or employ a whole host of plumbers, electricians and plasterers. In fact, is it so straightforward that you don’t even need to empty your kitchen cupboards if you don’t want to! To change the doors of your units we only need access to the hinges at the side, so all your precious crockery can stay exactly where it belongs!
If you love the layout of your kitchen, but want to give it a new lease of life a Kitchen Makeover could be exactly the right thing for you.
Why should I choose Kitchenroom for my Kitchen Makeover?
At Kitchenroom we are genuinely passionate about kitchens and love helping our customers achieve the room of their dreams. We think great kitchens can be achieved whatever the budget, which is why we’re proud to offer our Kitchen Makeovers as a new service.
We have a wide range of styles available, with both contemporary and traditional doors available in real wood and MDF. We know we have something to suit every taste and budget, but we also take great pride in knowing the kitchens we supply are of absolutely fantastic quality. We are very pleased to offer all of our customers a 10 year guarantee on solid wood doors, and a 7 year guarantee on MDF doors, so you know your new doors will not only look great, but will last for years to come.
At Kitchenroom we are also pleased to offer a FREE HOME DESIGN VISIT for your Kitchen Makeover, with all the measuring up done for you. This is not only convenient for you as you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home, but also offers total peace of mind that all your measurements will be correct. There is nothing worse than realising you’ve mis-measured your cupboards and have a room full of wrong-sized doors, so let us take that pressure away from you.
According to our customers, one of the best things about using Kitchenroom is the local and personal service. We can promise you that from your very first interaction with us you will have one point of contact for everything, from initial consultation through to completion. We believe that excellent customer service is of the utmost importance, and that is what we strive to achieve for all our customers. Not only are we available on the phone whenever you need us, but we take it upon ourselves to check in on the progress of your kitchen project both over the phone and by popping in to see how things are going first hand. These are the benefits of using a local company.
If you think a Kitchen Makeover could be for you, please do send us a message for further information or click here to book your free home design visit.
With Kitchenroom you can always be assured of:
1. First class personal service from start to finish
2. 18 mm Rigid (assembled) wall and base units with doors already fitted
3. 10 cabinet colour options (so not just white / ivory or oak) to match the colour of the kitchen
4. 2 mm ABS edged cabinets
5. Soft close Blum doors & drawers that come with a lifetime guarantee
6. 25 year guarantee on our units / 10 years on Solid wood kitchens / 7 years on MDF kitchens
7. A typical lead time of 3-4 weeks
8. We can supply only or supply and fit your new kitchen where we will take care of the whole project from start to finish
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