Ever thought about upgrading your kitchen, but then stopped yourself mid-thought because you weren’t quite sure where to start? Many of our clients say that when they decide to upgrade, they have to educate themselves on the process of a kitchen renovation.
This can often be misleading because the client gets second-hand information from differing sources. Upgrading your kitchen is a process; but it doesn’t have to be draining, time-consuming and cause your family inconvenience.
The procedure can be carefully managed. This is why Vishay Interiors follows a process that has maintained our reputation as sound planners, and the Western Cape’s premium kitchen installers. Read more about our process:
The Kitchen Renovation Process
When a prospective client makes contact, we visit them to discuss their needs and they are offered an initial quote and a design. When they accept this plan, they visit the showrooms with Vishay Interiors and we assist them in choosing the materials they would like to use and make recommendations based on their budget, what they want, and what we have laid out in the plan.
The client finalizes the decisions on design, layout and material and the quote is adjusted if necessary.
We order the carcasses and doors and have them assembled at our warehouse. They are delivered to the property once the preparation work is done. Our experience in the business allows us to make the time and space spent in your home minimal and as non-intrusive as possible.
Next is the wet work – the plumbing, electrical hardware, plaster and skim work is added to existing and new walls, which will provide the framework for your new kitchen. Finally, your new kitchen will start taking shape!
The final piece of the plan has come together; everything is on site and ready to be implemented – it’s finally time to begin installing the kitchen cupboards. The site has been stripped and we have planned the layout of the new plumbing and electrics beneath the surface.
We fit the manufactured kitchen carcasses on site and assemble all the necessary remaining parts which get fitted and adjusted on site. This is where the doors, countertops, taps, and other accessories that will eventually complete your kitchen are put together.
The Kitchen Renovation Look and Feel
The next phase is called ‘making good’. It’s a simple name we use, but Vishay Interiors takes great pride in this step as it’s crucial to the layers of the process that follow it. The plaster and skimming work is perfected and made ready for painting while ensuring that all inner workings implemented in the previous step are in good shape.
Now all visible parts are fitted. Sinks, basins, taps, seen side panels, doors, handles, and the works. After these steps are completed the cupboard doors are adjusted and aligned perfectly. The kitchen has taken its shape and will resemble the final product.
The final steps of the kitchen renovation
Onto the final steps – tiling (or glass) back splashing between your countertop and wall unit are installed to complete the look of your kitchen.
This occurs in the following order: painting, flooring, sealing, filling and touching up. Ultimately your kitchen will be revered and remembered by your guests for how well this part of the job is carried out.
This is the final stage and its how our clients will judge our work. This is why Vishay Interiors always ensures that our customers are 100% happy – that gives us the most satisfaction, and we consider it the final step of the process.
All of the above is fully project managed from start to finish by the owner.
Find out more about kitchen renovations
Vishay Interiors has over 17 years of experience in home renovation. We pride ourselves on being a premium kitchen, bathroom and home renovator in the Western Cape. Let us help you customize or upgrade your dream home. Contact us today for a quote.