Kitchen Extension Case Study
Posted on 12th December 2019 at 15:42
The kitchen planning process has evolved dramatically over the years as majority of customers are no longer just updating their existing kitchens, but building extensions in all shapes and sizes.
We are always asked about what goes into the process of a large project like that. Where to start and how long does it take?
This is a case study of a process that took 10 months to complete from the initial architect’s plan to the last decorator leaving the customers’ home and the outstanding window seat cushion being delivered. A showcase of good team work and communication between the building contractors and the kitchen designers and fitters.
The builder was the first port of call for our clients to find out what could be done about creating a big open plan room that is flooded with light through roof windows. The builder made suggestions and introduced a structural engineer who put the plans together and submitted them to the planning office.
The plans were submitted in March 2019
Whilst waiting for the planning permission, we started designing our customers’ dream kitchen. The point in designing the kitchen before the building work commences is that you can move walls, windows and doors to suit the best possible kitchen layout and design.
The 3D visuals created using our design software, helped our customers to feel happy and comfortable with the proposed design. It also allowed them to make any changes they needed to make.
Once the design had been finalised, the plans were passed over to the building contractors. This helped them to put the plumbing, waste and gas supply in the correct place as well as the window size and height of the windowsill.
At the beginning of May 2019 the development had been permitted and the building work started shortly after that.
When the new structure was ready to break into, the old kitchen had to be completely stripped out.
At this point, the couple decided to move out of the house for a few weeks.
We passed the electrical plan for the kitchen to the electrician, so that the lighting and the power points could be put in the right places and the correct electrical loading could be fitted for all the kitchen appliances.
The room had to be decorated before the kitchen was delivered and fitted in August 2019.
The fitting of the new kitchen and utility was followed by new Karndean floor being laid and plenty more decorating to be done.
The space was finally complete with the window seat cushions in November 2019 and ready for photographs to be taken.
In December 2019 we were all invited to the clients’ open house party to celebrate the fantastic finished project….
It has been a journey that our customers were willing to share with us through these images….
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