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Prepare a design brief

Prepare a design brief

If you're planning a new kitchen you'll find that preparing a 'Design Brief' will be well worth the effort. A Design Brief will work in several ways. It will help you to focus on the outcome of what it is that you want to achieve with your kitchen renovation. In addition it will provide the designer with some guidelines of your preferences. It will give you a check list so that nothing is overlooked.

Make a list of:-

o What you dislike about your existing kitchen.
 You don't want to build those bugs into your new kitchen again

o What you like about your existing kitchen.
• Keep the benefits that you already have

o Who will be using your new kitchen
• Stature, you may want your bench tops a bit higher, the industry norm is 900mm but we often build them at 930mm or more
• Aged - think about good access into the kitchen as well as good storage access. think about safety and Grand children
• Handicapped - you may need various bench heights or wheelchair access.
• Young Couples - think about future children
• Stature- higher or lower bench tops, perhaps two heights
• Number of people living in the home and using the kitchen.

o Type of appliances you want & reasons behind your choice.
• Take your time, allow about 4 hours for your first visit to the store
• Be conscious of safety think about pot handles, oven positioning, cook top positioning, rangehood venting, ergonomics of use

o Style, Colours & Finishes
• Look at design magazines, Websites, Showrooms

o List your needs, your wants, your dreams, your thoughts.
• It may not all be able to fit in the space available therefore it's a good idea to prioritize so that the designer knows what's important to you.

o Trade Works required
• Electrical
• Plumbing
• Plastering
• Tiling
• Carpentry
• Glass splashbacks

The more prepared you are the better the results will be, it's a substantial investment that you'll probably live with for a long time so let's get it right.

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