Deciding to renovate your kitchen is incredibly exciting and a new bespoke design won’t just improve the look and feel of your living space, it will have a big impact on the functionality of your kitchen. Bringing your dream kitchen to life might not be as easy as you think, as the kitchen is known for being one of the trickiest rooms in the home to renovate. There are several steps involved in transforming your kitchen and it’s always recommended that you reach out to an experienced company for some assistance with this home improvement project. 


To give you an insight into what creating a luxury kitchen involves, below we have looked into the various stages of a standard kitchen renovation project we work on at Ashford Kitchens & Interiors. Each of these steps is important when you’re bringing a kitchen design to life. 


Get some kitchen inspiration online


Before you start the process of renovating your kitchen, it’s beneficial to do some research into the different styles of kitchens. Knowing whether you’d like a shaker kitchentraditional kitchen or modern kitchen will be very helpful when it comes to making design decisions and you should have a clear idea of the look and feel you’re trying to create. 


There is so much inspiration online nowadays and taking some time to browse through different kitchen designs can help you to decide which style is right for your home. In addition to looking at images on search engines, look at kitchen companies’ portfolios too. Exploring previous projects will give you a better understanding of what’s possible for your kitchen. 

Visit a local kitchen showroom


It’s always beneficial to visit a local kitchen showroom at the start of your renovation project too. This will allow you to look at different products in person and walking around kitchen displays will be insightful when you’re making big design decisions. 


When you visit a kitchen showroom, you can also speak to an expert about the ideas you have in mind for your luxury kitchen design. They can provide you with some general advice and make a few recommendations for colour schemes, layouts, appliances and much more. 


Have a design consultation


A key step in bringing your new kitchen to life is having a design consultation with an experienced interior designer. After visiting your property to measure your kitchen and discuss your needs in more detail, a designer can start to create a bespoke design that is perfect for your home and your family. They can even work from architect plans if required. 


Following this initial consultation, a designer will take all of your design ideas and turn them into a 3D Computer Aided Design. This design will help you to visualise what your new kitchen will look like once the project is complete and it’s incredibly useful. 


Review the kitchen design 


Once the interior designer has finished the 3D Computer Aided Design, they will invite you to look at it and encourage you to carefully review every element of the design. If you’re unhappy with the layout of the kitchen cabinets, the placement of the oven or the worktop material, for example, now is the time to make changes. 


This is an essential part of the design process and making any required changes now will ensure the final design is everything you hoped it would be. Good attention to detail is crucial at this stage and it’s often the smaller details that get overlooked, yet they make such a big difference to the overall design. 


It’s beneficial to return to the kitchen showroom at this time and this will give you the opportunity to carefully consider all of the different options available to you. You can look at everything from splashbacks to cabinet handles to ensure you’re making the right choice for your new kitchen. Once you have made all final design decisions and you’re happy with every detail, your order will be placed and your dream kitchen will start to be made. 

Install your bespoke kitchen


This is probably the most exciting part of the whole project and it’s when you finally start to see your new luxury kitchen coming to life. Your installation will be scheduled for a time that’s convenient for you and you will be given a rundown of what to expect during the installation. A project coordination team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have too. 


From the moment the fitting team arrives on-site, they will do all they can to ensure the installation goes as smoothly as possible. They will carry out the required work to the highest standard and you can trust that nothing important will be overlooked. You will also receive any required certifications for electrical and gas work post-installation, and all fitters will have appropriate qualifications for the work being carried out.


Creating a luxury kitchen in Berkshire


Hopefully, you will now know a little bit more about the process of bringing your dream kitchen to life and if you’re keen to get started with your kitchen renovation project, get in touch with us at Ashford Kitchens & Interiors today. Our expert team can help you to create a new luxury kitchen and over the years we have worked on a vast range of kitchen projects, so you can trust you will be in good hands when you turn to us. Not to mention, we are also full members of the KBSA for additional peace of mind. 


You can contact us for assistance with your luxury kitchen in Berkshire without worrying about having to commit to anything. All of our design services are no obligation and completely free of charge, and our design team is always happy to help. We understand that a luxury kitchen is a big investment and we won’t put any pressure on you to rush into decisions. After many years in the industry, we remain a truly local, friendly and family-run business, and we endeavour to provide the best possible service throughout your home improvement project. So, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.