What To Expect When Renovating Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of your home. If you have made the big decision to renovate your kitchen, understanding the process is important to avoid any frustration and disappointment. 

For a professional kitchen renovation there are several steps that have to happen before your dream kitchen becomes a reality. Below we will discuss what you can expect.

Planning Your New Kitchen 

You might already have a few ideas in mind, such as what kind of countertops and finishes you want. While you might be tempted to attempt a DIY kitchen renovation, employing a professional service will ultimately save you time, energy, and help you avoid any unforeseen problems thanks to their experience and specialization. 

A professional kitchen renovator has the knowledge and resources to help you get your dream kitchen as quickly as possible. That said, renovating your kitchen still takes some time; it’s not something you can expect to be done over a weekend. 

  1. Floor Planning: The renovator will measure your kitchen space and confirm things like appliance sizes and colors. 
  2. Material Planning: Your kitchen renovator will discuss different materials and pricing with you. 
  3. Shop and Perspective Drawing: The renovation team will draw up plans for your new kitchen including all measurements and dimensions.
  4. Final Quotation: Before any work begins, you will have to accept the quotation and pay. Make sure to ask any questions you may have or ask for any adjustments to the design before accepting the quote.
  5. Material procurement and manufacturing: it can take up to 8 weeks for your kitchen renovator to gather all the required materials. The renovator will also build cabinets.
  6. Installation: When the renovator is ready to deliver, they will get to work. This process can also take some time; for a complete kitchen remodel, new windows, floors, and ceilings might need to be installed.

Kitchen Renovations Can Get Messy

Renovations are a lot of work, so you should be prepared for the noise and mess that accompanies such undertakings.

A professional renovator is essential if you want to avoid any delays or unnecessary mess. Renovators pride themselves on delivering high-quality kitchens and are equipped to take care of any building rubble so you don’t have to.

If you speak to anyone who has had a kitchen renovation, they will likely tell you that it was a stressful endeavor; particularly if they tried to do it themselves or hired someone that was not appropriately experienced with kitchens.

Communicating With The Renovator

A representative will keep you updated about the progress of material acquisition and let you know when they are ready to do the installation. This usually happens via email or a WhatsApp group.

When the time comes, you will have to prepare the site for them by removing anything that might get in the way; you won’t want to delay the work by having to unpack all your cupboards when the renovators arrive, so it is suggested that you plan ahead. 

Keep in mind that you will not be able to use your kitchen until the renovations are complete; ask the representative how long you can expect this to take. You may have to make alternative arrangements for storing food, cooking, and doing dishes in the case of extensive renovations.


It’s exciting to think about enjoying a fresh, new, and stylish kitchen but like most things in life, patience is a virtue! There are quite a few steps in the process that you need to understand, but with a good renovator at your side you will be enjoying your new kitchen before you know it.