Read on to skilfully plan and execute your renovation, step by step
Kitchen Installation Timeline
Paying the deposit for cabinetry confirms the final design. The value of the the deposit covers the security deposit, plus the costs to order all the of the materials required for the job.
All customised cabinetry materials need to allow up to two weeks for supply and delivery. This is particularly the case for veneer products.
This is a drafted plan we provide of the cabinetry layout which has been based off the initial measurements.
This plan can be shared with your other trades and suppliers so all parties will be aware of each design element, e.g.: your plumber will know the sink and dishwasher locations, your tiling shop/tiler will know how many square metres to order for the splashback tiles.
Your electrician can now run enough cables through walls to power your appliances and lighting. Switch back-plates need only to be fitted to walls.
PRO TIP: ensure your electrician has isolated the power supply to ensure children and pets can't access any loose cables until their next visit.
PRO TIP: if we have designed your renovation you will already know that we recommend keeping your gas and wet areas in the same place to save on plumbing expenses. All you would have to do at this stage is get the plumber to disconnect the old lines.
Both Gyprock and plastering needs to be fully completed.
PRO TIP: All wall-facing cabinetry needs to be screwed into a wall with minimum voids behind it, to ensure a pest- and draft-free environment.
The front of cabinetry with kickboards needs to sit on top of your floor covering of choice. Laying flooring after cabinetry is installed may leave your cabinetry too short and less ergonomic.
PRO TIP: if you are running short on flooring products, you may not have to lay flooring all the way to the wall if you have cabinetry with covering kickboards. Refer to your Layout Plan (above) or speak to us further before deciding on this method to ensure flooring is put down in the correct areas.
All integrated appliances (rangehoods, ovens and dishwashers) need to be delivered to our workshop for cabinetry fitting.
PRO TIP: almost all appliance manuals are notorious for having incorrect measurements, therefore retro-fitting appliances when they arrive months late can be a disaster!
Choose products that are already in-stock.
Laurent will come on site at a convenient time to take final measurements to ensure a perfect fit.
Materials will be ordered at the end of this step.
Our in-house team measure, cut, dress and pre-assemble all cabinetry in our workshop prior to delivery. On average, this can take one week to complete.
We encourage clients to make time to inspect their kitchen prior to delivery.
The invoice relating to balance of materials and manufacturing costs will be issued at this point.
Delivery will be arranged for a suitable day subject to rain conditions.
Installation of lower and upper cabinets will follow in the coming days or weeks depending on the scale of you job.
Laminate and timber benchtops are likely to be installed now.
Veneer or painted fronts will now be sent to the paint shop for varnishing or painting, and will be ready for return in two weeks.
Our trusted contractors for sheet metal, stone or concrete benchtops are now able to come onsite to conduct precise measure ups.
If you have selected the same product as your splashback, this can be done now too.
They will then take these measurements to their workshop for manufacturing and return at least two weeks later.
PRO TIP: have your sink and taps ready onsite.
Contractors will return for installation.
Finalised wall and ceiling painting can now be done.
If you have chosen glass or tiles, it is always best to install your splashback at this stage to ensure a neat and precise finish.
Plumbers can now return to connect taps, sinks, filtration, gas fittings, and install dishwashers.
Electricians can return to install all light fittings, switch face plates and connect up integrated electrical appliances.
It's time to move in and get cooking!
Did you know?
This timeline is also relevant to bathroom, laundry and wardrobe renovations