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Revamping the heart of your home

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Renovating a kitchen is certainly a big job and a considerable investment in a home’s value and as writes Patrick WEBULE one has to put her or his feet down to realize to always dreamt beautiful, practical and affordable kitchen.

Kitchens have evolved to become feature fundamentals of a modern home. Dreaming of that beautiful new kitchen for your home can be exciting. Planning what you would like, how it would look and feel, how much more workable it would be and all those exciting new appliances that you could incorporate. A renovated kitchen can become the heart of your home…

The dream of a new kitchen is just one store away. Because, at Foresight Interiors, you’ll find everything from the latest products to professional advice to create that beautiful, practical, one-of-a-kind space. Renovating your kitchen is a big job and a considerable investment in your home’s value. We’re here to make sure that your new kitchen is the one you’ve always dreamed of; beautiful, practical and affordable.

A well-designed kitchen will give you enjoyment and efficient work space for years, even decades. Kitchen renovations can involve a significant investment, so you want to make sure you do it right. Consequently, though a great investment, a kitchen remodeling project can be very disruptive to the family if not well planned. Foresight Interiors has partnered with industry players to provide a one stop shop for all your renovation needs. Having successfully undertaken over 1000 jobs, we have ventured into the renovations market.

Recipe for a Successful Kitchen

The way you live, the way you cook, the way you entertain all these things and more determine what you want out of your kitchen renovation project. Foresight Interiors will help you get a better idea of what fits your style, functional needs and budget.

Therefore, planning is absolutely essential in kitchen renovation. The homeowner should first identify the main objectives of their future kitchen. They should next research the latest products on the market including: cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring. If the kitchen is more than 5 years old, there are a lot of new products to choose from.

For cabinets, the trend appears to be towards lighter colors as they help the appearance of lightening and enlarging a room. When looking at the worktops, granite is the best considering its durability and resistance to water and heat unlike formica or post form worktop .In regards to appliances, the Stainless Steel look appears to be the in thing, while for flooring, tiles, vinyl or wood is the trend.

Consult our Kitchen Specialists.

Once you’ve decided on a style and some of the functional components you want, sit down with one of our designers, based on your notes, questions, sketches and ideas, they’ll help turn your inspiration into a computer blueprint. The professional designers will not only assist you creating a suitable layout of your kitchen but also advice in the design, material and style to go for including a 3D picture of what your finished kitchen will look like to help you achieve the desired result.

Kitchens are found in rooms that vary enormously in shape and size and they have many looks and differences of style and functionality. It’s important to seek professional kitchen designers who will help you view a working triangle when starting a new design. The three points of the triangle include the Sink, Refrigerator, and Stove.

The designer should consider adequate walking areas and space for an eating area, such as a table or center island, with applicable space included for chairs. Finally, consider where the existing outlets and power for the stove are, and assess if additional outlets will be needed or old outlets relocated.

In order to obtain the maximum benefit from what will undoubtedly be a significant outlay from your budget, you must ensure that you have planned for all details and eventualities.  Insist on working with a company that will provide you with a full written detailed quotation which shows a breakdown of everything that is included as this allows you to see what is important.

Kitchen Installation

Once the cabinets have been worked on for a perfect fit, the installers will remove the existing cabinets and countertops, and install the new cabinets. If new flooring is planned for, it is important to install the flooring between removing the old cabinets and installing the new ones, as this will save time and money.

After the new cabinets have been installed, measuring and fitting the new countertops will be required if granite worktop is to be used. This task should be planned for in advance so that it can be performed the same day the cabinets are installed and this will help to reduce the disruption time. Between its new and contemporary look and features, and the knowledge of making a sound investment, the homeowner will swiftly forget about the disruption as they fully enjoy their new kitchen.

Foresight Interiors offers up to 10 years guarantee on the cabinetry fittings. For more information visit our showroom located on Ngong Road near Ngong Racecourse.

Patrick is the marketing manager at the Foresight Interiors, located along Ngong Road in Nairobi.