Some things add character and substance to your modular kitchen to make it as splendid as the rest of your living space. They may add to the final modular kitchen price but are worthy investments. Read on to discover what they are.
- 1. COUNTERTOPS
A variety of countertops with varied textures and price range, are available in the market today. They include (but are not restricted to):
- Granite countertops
These are the most popular ones and add an elegant sheen to the kitchen. These stay cool and dissipate heat from the hot cooking pots very rapidly. They may increase the cost of the kitchen, but are very durable.
- Laminate countertops
These come in a multitude of colour options and are very easy to install. They are essentially plastic bonded with fibre boards.
- Quartz, soapstone countertops
These stone-based countertops may not be as popular as the previous options but can be installed based on the client’s requirements.
2. DADO TILES
Dado Tiles contribute to the backsplash of the kitchen and come in different textures, colors, and customisations, a few of which have been listed below:
- Stone tiles
They can be used to match the kitchen countertops, to give a seamless appearance. Quartz and soapstone tiles give the kitchen a somber appearance.
- Ceramic tiles
These are a good option as they are easy to clean and maintain. They come in many colors and prints.
- Glass tiles
If modular kitchen cost is not a problem for you, then you should invest in these beautiful designer tiles that take your kitchen design to the next level. They come in a variety of colors and are easy to clean too.
Kitchen sinks can again be of several types. Consider how many bowls you need in your kitchen sink, their position, and a design that suits your modular kitchen best. Basically, the most seamless and efficient ones will add to the cost of your kitchen– and its value too.
5. TAPS AND FAUCETS
According to the direction in which the faucets need to be extended to spray water, they can be characterised as the pull-out type and pull-down type. As the names suggest, they can be extended to spray water in the desired direction.Single and double handle tap are available in the market, though the latter is trending more in modern homes. For your hot and cold water needs, double handle taps are ideal. Motion detector taps and faucets are the most sophisticated types. They also save water but do add to the cost of the kitchen.
6. GAS PIPELINES
Steel pipes may be used for gas pipelining but they are not lightweight and give an untidy appearance because of their several joints.
Corrugated stainless steel pipes are popular for being lightweight without a lot of joints and can be bent around nooks and corners easily, so they can be integrated to the kitchen design.
PVC is also a flexible material and is found most commonly in Indian kitchens.
7. CHIMNEY DUCTING AND CORE CUTTING
Ducted chimneys are a better option than chimneys without ducts as they ventilate the kitchen better. Ductless chimneys with carbon filters are however most commonly found in Indian homes. They do add to the cost of your kitchen but they are a very good investment as far as the health of the family members is concerned. Core cutting is done to keep the chimney ducts outside the house.
8. WPC BOARDS/ PLYWOOD
These waterproof, termite-resistant boards can be placed under the countertops that are made of laminates, so when the latter chips off, Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) boards withstand the moisture and wear and tear. WPC comes in different colours and can add the desired effect to modular kitchen design.
9. INSTALLATION OF KITCHEN APPLIANCES
Installation of chimneys, hobs, cooktops, oven, dishwashers, refrigerators and other essential appliances definitely have to be considered while planning out a budget. These can be built-in or added later, as per requirement. Do crosscheck if your modular kitchen vendor includes the cost of installation as part of their quoted price.
Be prepared for elevations in your modular kitchen price- consider it an investment towards building a happy kitchen that will last for a long time to come. Be sure to reach out to a trustworthy modular kitchen expert like Bespoke Decor to ensure transparency in the entire process.
A proper understanding of the complete modular kitchen quoted price allows you to make an informed decision.
There are several different aspects to a modern modular kitchen and each one of these lend their influence on the overall modular kitchen cost. You may be wondering why one company’s quote seems to be so much higher than the other. The answer is simple- just take a look at the modular kitchen material price. Cheaper and inefficient modular kitchen materials translate to indurable modular kitchens.
Let’s examine the various parts and get in-depth knowledge of the different aspects that go into modular kitchen quotes.
1. Cabinets / Carcass
Cabinets are a very important aspect of any modular kitchen. The cost of a modular kitchen’s cabinets is highly dependent on their size, layout, and extent. A single vertical module costs less than a dual vertical module would. Many local carpenters or dealers may use cabinet materials that do not have the capacity to support the heavy countertops, leading to bends. However, the Sleek modular kitchen cabinets that Bespoke Decor sells may be priced slightly higher but come with higher weight-holding capacities and refrain from bending, producing a better result and better durability in the long run. There are also cost implications of those cabinets that are pre-drilled in comparison to the ones drilled on site.
2. Core Material Used
A modular kitchen’s functionality and durability are highly dependent on the core material used. The most popular core material options include Plywood, MDF, and particle boards, and your final modular kitchen cost is highly dependent on which one you choose.
3. Shutter Finish Used
For a laminate shutter finish, the modular kitchen price will vary depending upon the brand used. In the instance of PU shutter finishes, it is highly reliant on the process of application. They could either be factory or manually painted which influences its final cost.
4. Edge Banding
To ensure a beautiful finish and trim off all the modular kitchen cabinetry, edge banding plays a very important role. This narrow metal strip also plays its part in improving the durability. For the best possible aesthetic result, it is important that the edge banding matches the finish. Cost of premium and leading-edge banding makes like Rehau & E3 may ramp up your modular kitchen material price but in return, they assure 99% matching to the shade of the shutter.
The individual prices of modular kitchen accessories may also show a significant impact on the cost.
Let’s take the instance of baskets: 304 stainless steel baskets and 201 stainless steel baskets- which one to choose? 201 stainless steel baskets are the cheaper option but only an expert would be able to tell you that a 304 stainless steel basket is better suited to use in Kerala. Its higher price ensures that it remains rust-free and survives the high humidity and moisture of a location like Kerala.
6. Drawer Systems
When it comes to using and long-term efficiency, it is always a better option to invest in a soft-closing drawer system. Rendering this mechanism may inch your modular kitchen price up a little higher but it is worth its weight in gold when it comes to aesthetics, functionality, and keeping the drawer in mint condition over the long run.
7. Drawers & Accessories instead of Conventional Shelves
You may be under the false impression that adding more shelves will increase your storage options and functionality. However, this is most definitely not the case. Your modular kitchen cost may go up when you invest in drawers, accessories, and custom-made hardware- but they are more functional and utility-based as compared to traditional shelving. While both may offer a similar appearance to the kitchen at first glance, the functionality on the interiors will increase considerably with drawers and accessories.
8. Hardware Used
Getting soft close hinges and channels may in fact be five times the cost of normal hinges and channels, but spending on the smooth closing operation is worth it. Be careful about where you splurge and where you decide to hold back on your budget.
One thing that modular kitchen customers often overlook is to check if their complete modular kitchen price covers the cost of labor and installation charges. A few companies may also charge you a separate modular kitchen appliance fitting cost. Your final quote from Bespoke Decor is all-inclusive of these charges- no hidden costs involved.
10. Design Charges
In continuation with the previous point, a lot of modular kitchen vendors hold back from quoting hidden charges which may become part of the price of the modular kitchen. This includes charges for designing a modular kitchen.
When planning for a modular kitchen, do not forget to check if the legs are provided. Adding legs lifts the kitchen up limiting damage to base cabinets and allows for easier cleaning and maintenance. The addition of legs may again impact your modular kitchen cost and depends upon the brand but you must ascertain how necessary it is for your space.
In case you add legs, skirting is another addition you could make at an additional cost. It covers the leg portion, all-in-all lending a classy look to the modular kitchen. The cost of skirting depends upon the brand too.
15. Dado Tiles
A more premium backsplash of dado tiles may prove to be slightly more expensive but it instantly beautifies your kitchen, in addition to protecting your walls, improving maintenance and long-term durability of your modular kitchen. Do not hesitate to go the extra mile and invest in Dado tiles.
We anticipate that this article will eventually help you make an informed choice regarding the kitchen quote and it guides you in picking an interior designer to fit your style and requirement without compromising on the durability of a high-work zone like a kitchen. Reach out to Bespoke Decor at +91 90 20 10 70 22 | 23for more queries.
Here’s a modular kitchen timeline that Bespoke Decor follows!
There’s usually a lot of confusion amongst our clients on exactly how long a complete remodel or renovation of a modular kitchen takes. They ask, “How long will it take to complete my modular kitchen work?”
This is an extremely valid doubt given the various service providers and interior designers offering modular kitchens. Here at Bespoke, we have a specific timeline that we always follow in order to prepare the client as well as our team. Keep in mind that the following timeline is based on the best case scenario wherein all the steps mentioned happen as per the ideal time. This schedule is mostly common for any renowned modular kitchen vendor you select. Please check with your designer to reassess the timeline before you place your order.
1. Walk In (Day 1)
The process begins with your first appointment with the experts at Bespoke Decor. You can walk into our Kochi or Thrissur store and get an idea of what your modular kitchen options are in terms of design, budget, and materials.
2. Site Measurement (Day 3)
Within the next two working days, once you gain a sense of confidence in our expertise, we arrive at your site to take initial measurements. This gives the team an idea of any limitations of the site or any potential hurdles to the design you like.
3. First 2D design & Quote (Day 6)
By day 6, you receive the first 2D rendering of your site with measurements and modular kitchen ideas. Along with this, you will also get an idea of the initial budget for the kitchen option pitched.
4. If OK, Detailed Project Presentation with 3D (Day 8)
Chances are you’ll be impressed by the 2D design and the modular kitchen idea. If you have any qualms, feel free to discuss it with the team and they will be able to give you alternatives you are sure to love. You receive a final presentation at the end of this detailing out the plan with a 3D rendering. This breathes a little more life into your modular kitchen plans and gets you a step closer to making it a reality.
5. Design Confirmation (Day 10)
Clients can take a decision and within the next two days, once the design is confirmed, the next step of your relationship with Bespoke begins.
6. Quote Finalisation (Day 12)
With a final design in hand and an idea of the materials used in the modular kitchen, an outline of the final quote of the modular kitchen remodel or renovation is handed over for final client approval.
7. Order Booking with Token Advance Payment (Day 13)
Your modular kitchen order is considered booked with Bespoke Decor once you complete the payment of a token advance. In the two week period so far, we allow clients to get an idea of the entire process and assure them of our quality until they are confident enough to get their new modular kitchen made from us.
8. Final Site Measurement & Site Check (Day 15)
A fortnight from the starting date, our team revisits the sites for a final round of measurements and checking. This is crucial to ensure that there isn’t even a difference of a millimeter which could result in misalignment.
9. Agreement Sign-Off (Day 16)
Our team will send you a final agreement, details of which you can see on this blog here.
10. 70% Advance Payment (Day 17)
At this stage, 70% of the total price of the modular kitchen is collected as an advance payment. This goes towards getting the custom factory-built modular kitchen units.
11. Production Instruction to Factory (Day 19)
The measurements and the plan is then forwarded to the factory in Pune to begin production.
12. Expected Material Ready at Pune Factory (Day 37)
Over the next 18 days, the production of your modular kitchen will happen at full swing in the factory. This is the average timeframe for a laminate kitchen. This period may get extended to a month or two for other premium finishes.
13. Material Arrival at Kochi Hub (Day 44)
After dispatch from the factory in Pune on Day 37, the material finally arrives at our Kochi Hub. Only when the site arrives in Kochi do we begin the demolition process. This is to ensure that our clients are inconvenienced without a kitchen only for a short period of time. In just a short time, you will be stepping into your dream modular kitchen!
14. Demolition and Site Correction (Day 48)
The demolition process begins. At this stage, any site corrections to be done are also undertaken.
15. Supervisor Inspection for Site Readiness (Day 49)
On completion of demolition, the site then undergoes a final check from the supervisor.
16. Site correction, if any (Day 50)
Final corrections to be done post supervisor check and approval.
17. Material Delivery (Day 51)
50 days after the start of the process, the material arrives at your site and your custom modular kitchen is ready for installation.
18. Balance Payment (Day 51)
On the same day, the balance payment is collected.
19. Kitchen Installation Start Date (Day 52)
The following day, the modular kitchen is installed and over the next 10 days the space is fine-tuned to perfection by our team.
20. Functional Kitchen handover (Day 62)
Finally, approximately 2 months since the ideation of a modular kitchen remodel or renovation, your dream kitchen with Bespoke Decor becomes a reality.
Step 1 to 11 is common irrespective of the finish you select. Also, it depends on the customer’s urgency and design lead time.
Step 12 onwards depends specifically upon the finish you choose for your modular kitchen. The above timeline is for the laminate finish (18 days). For premium finishes like Ceramic or 5-piece veneer, this time period can be extended up to 45-60 days.
Renovation of your kitchen in the works? Here’s what you need to do first.
The kitchen is the heart of any home and if you have imagined a complete renovation of your house, chances are a modular kitchen renovation is in the works too. It is advised to take forth your kitchen renovations in three stages- Planning, Reaching out to the Experts, and finally Executing.
In this article, we focus on what you must do when an idea of a kitchen renovation has sprouted in your head i.e. the Planning stage.
This stage encompasses the initial brainstorming process that you have amongst your family members. You can’t just head to breaking down the walls and kickstarting a renovation of your kitchen. Sit down with your entire family, especially those members who spend most of their day in the kitchen. The first three steps are just as important as everything that follows.
1. Basic Research
Every family has unique requirements when it comes to crafting their kitchen. Ask yourself- What is the intention of renovating your kitchen? Is it just to improve aesthetics or are you trying to improve functionality or storage? Chart out the scale of the kitchen renovation ideas and the depth of the change you expect from the space.
A quick online search will paint you a basic picture of what can and cannot be done when it comes to renovation design. Create a few ideas that pique your interest in Pinterest or save images on Instagram. Make a mood board of what you visualise the final renovated kitchen to look like. Keep in mind not to set your plan in stone but just get a vague idea. Only an expert will be able to ascertain if the ideas you’ve hunted down online will actually convert into your unique kitchen space. If you like to get more in-depth with your initial research and understand local trends, drop a visit to your local favorite interior designing store like Bespoke Decor, and request a tour.
2. Estimate your Kitchen Renovation Budget
Another very important thing to plan for is the budget and financing of a kitchen renovation. It won’t bode well if you have lofty intentions with regards to the design and then invest in low-quality materials from your local carpenter. It is important to have expectations that are on par with the budget you are willing to spend without ever compromising on quality.
You can easily transform your kitchen space with some of the fantastic value for money modular kitchens options off the Bespoke Catalogue. For those looking for a more premium range, the Signature Collection is sure to have something that catches your eye.
3. Determine your Must-Haves
The intention of sitting down with your entire family, especially those people who spend most time in the kitchen, is to determine what are the absolute must-haves which must be part of your newly-renovated space. This is tailored to the family and good interior designing firms like Bespoke Decor will be able to customise a solution just for you!
For some people, their priority from the renovation is to do away with the contemporary look and create a modern modular kitchen instead. For others, they may want to incorporate the rules of Vastu into their kitchen, built without keeping those considerations in mind. And for a handful, it might just be to have a luxe kitchen that matches the rest of the renovation in their old home.
Once you have completed all of these steps, it is then important to take the kitchen renovation forward by reaching out to the experts in the field and then finally executing the kitchen renovation. For any queries regarding kitchen renovation concerns, reach out to Bespoke Decor at +91 90 20 10 70 22 | 23.
Here’s what a good agreement must entail.
An agreement must always be two things- well-drafted and well-detailed. An agreement between a client and a modular kitchen vendor isn’t just a single page document.
Ideally, it is supposed to have multiple elements, all of which detail out the client’s requirements, measured drawings of the site, a detailed design plan, quotation, and a document listing out the complete scope of work.
The process must be centered around the client and their family to producing a modular kitchen of their price range, style, and requirements. The signing of the agreement is an important step that marks the next stage of your relationship with a modular kitchen vendor and securing your trust is something that every interior designer must strive for.
Let’s take a look at an outline of the detailed agreement style that Bespoke Decor, an exclusive Sleek modular kitchens dealer in Kerala, follows. It is recommended that your modular kitchen agreement should have the following parts too:
1. Your Requirements:
A kitchen is most often the central space of any home and is one where a handful of family members spend the majority of their time preparing meals for the family. At Bespoke Decor, we start off the process by urging our clients to fill out a questionnaire that we label the ‘Kitchen Need Gathering Form’. Listed below are some of the different aspects of the Need Gathering Form:
- As part of this easy-to-fill questionnaire, we start off by collecting information on their basic intentions of an overall kitchen remodel or renovation (a few people request additional storage, some want improved functionality, while others crave aesthetics). This gives us an idea of what to focus on when designing the space and gives us a starting point for the process. We also urge clients to list out what they want to keep from their current kitchen and what they would like to add.
- Following this, the client and designer sit one-on-one and have a discussion on the work triangle and individual zone-based requirements. Once all the zones are covered, the clients discuss their individual requirements outside of the zones that the designer can incorporate into the notes and include in the final site drawings.
The details of this form are discussed between the client and designer, after which both parties sign off on it.
2. Site Drawing with Detailed Measurements
An outline of the kitchen plan and its elevations, remodel or renovation designs, and additions to the site are detailed out with site drawings. Measurements must be well-denoted and right to the very millimeter. This is very critical because all modular kitchens are made to order and any variation can result in you getting a shoddy kitchen.
Keeping all of the client’s alterations in mind, ‘Discussion Notes’ are then prepared listing out details of what has been agreed upon. These notes also spell out what is included as part of the quote and what needs to be paid for separately, again necessitating the signatures of the client and the designer.
3. Kitchen Design along with 2D/3D Drawing
At this stage, with most of the modular kitchen ideas made, clients select the finish for their modular kitchen. This is the final stage of the planning process. An approval from the client on the detailed quotation is all that is needed to proceed.
4. Detailed Quotation
The detailed quotation explains what all is covered in the modular kitchen price and what is not along with the complete scope of work. On sign-off from the client and designer, what follows is the implementation of the design by getting the pre-drilled modular kitchen units made in the factory and installing it in the site, when ready. Your modular kitchen is almost a reality.
Other than these four aspects, a modular kitchen agreement may also include documents requesting to photograph the space on completion and other miscellaneous permissions.
Get a complete idea before you set up your first appointment with us to create your dream modular kitchen.
Bespoke Decor has, over the years, garnered a reputation of being one of Kerala’s top interior design firms- and renovating modular kitchens is our niche. Having successfully completed and transformed several homes, we await the opportunity to lend our magic touch to your space.
We believe in complete transparency when it comes to our entire relationship with a client and this blog is an extension of proving that to you. It is our intention to assure you of the level of detailing and customisation we offer, driven towards creating that perfect final output tailored to your specific needs, that you will love. The focus is on lifelong durability and a hassle-free maintenance process, coupled with superior aesthetics. We shall be going into the details of the complete kitchen renovation process that we follow right from the first meeting with the client.
Reaching Out to Bespoke Decor
The process begins with an interested customer approaching us. This could happen in one of two ways-
- A walk-in appointment at our store
On your first visit to the Bespoke Decor store with an intention of a kitchen renovation, our expert designers acquaint you with each and every aspect of modular kitchens. This meeting will assure you of the eventual functionality, aesthetics, and durability of the modular kitchen you invest in.
This is a good opportunity for potential clients to get a visual representation of what to expect and a chance to solve all your material-associated queries. We consider the walk-in to be a very critical step as it helps clients clarify any misconceptions and get more insights on gaps in understanding regarding their final modular kitchen. This results in a more confident choice.
- Online enquiry/call-in
Being one of the top Kerala-based interior design firms specialising in modular kitchens, we receive several enquiries online wherein customers send across a layout of their kitchen and request a quotation. For a modular kitchen, the same space can be made so much more functional and aesthetic with the use of a permutation and combination of different materials- and that is the versatility that only a modular kitchen offers. Our pricing blog will give you more insight regarding this. It is recommended to refrain from getting a quote for your layout online as it is important to know what exactly you’re paying for, and that’s why we encourage our potential clients to visit the store before making a decision.
Most of our competitor companies or designers offer a quote without a complete consideration of the complete requirement. They also do not get into explaining the features or benefits of their potential offerings. This leaves a customer partially informed, which may result in them picking the wrong design or products for their space.
At Bespoke Decor, our customers remain at the core of everything we do, and realizing your dream is our mission. At the end of the day, even if you choose to opt-out of getting your modular kitchen from us, we want you to be in a position to make an informed decision with all the facts before you.
1. Site Measurements
Congratulations, you’ve decided to get the process of building your dream modular kitchen with Bespoke Decor. Planning is the first step to unlocking perfection and every kitchen renovation project begins with the process of measurements to get a complete assessment of the site.
It is a known fact that no two homes are similar to one another. Therefore, every modular kitchen is technically a completely customised product made for the home it ends up in. For any interior project, especially a kitchen, site measurement is a crucial step. A seemingly tiny variation of even 2mm can contribute to misalignment, leading to a dismal end product and a disappointed client.
2. Understanding Client Requirements
Every individual is different when it comes to their taste or cooking style. In this appointment, the designers sit down with the client and understand their unique requirements. The focus in this stage would be on both functionality as well as aesthetics.
At the end of the day, with an efficient newly-renovated modular kitchen, cooking must become a more enjoyable experience.
3. Preliminary 2D Sketch
Armed with knowledge and a complete understanding of your needs and taste, our designers create the first draft of your modular kitchen after renovation.
4. Customer Feedback on Design & Quote Estimate
This is the second round of discussion with the client wherein a basic sketch of the modular kitchen is shown to the client. They also lay down an estimate of the cost involved in the demolition and subsequent creation of your dream modular kitchen post-renovation.
At this stage, clients are encouraged to point out aspects that they believe need to be added in order for them to get the final product they want.
5. Detailed Presentation of Kitchen Renovation Plans
At this stage, if the client wants to browse a few more options, two different kitchen designs in terms of colours, finishes and internal hardware could be pitched by our team too.
On approval of the design from the client’s end, a detailed presentation will be shared listing out the complete kitchen renovation plan.
6. Design Finalisation
Once the client seems to be fully satisfied by the design, we take their experience a step further by showing you the final design in a manner that they can easily visualise it. This guarantees that clients are reassured of the final product they will get- transforming the modular kitchen renovation dream into a reality.
7. Quote Finalisation
Once a client is certain of the design, the final quote is presented to them. If at this stage, they believe that the quote is out of their budget, the experts at Bespoke Decor can easily suggest better alternatives to lighten the load on your wallet, without compromising on design and functionality of the space.
8. Token Advance Payment
After the design and quote have both been finalised from the client’s end, the order is then confirmed with the payment of a token advance.
9. Final Site Measurements
In order to doubly reassure the clients and the Bespoke team, site measurements are taken again. This ensures that there won’t be even a single “mm” of discrepancy in your final kitchen and the made-to-measure factory-manufactured modular kitchen.
A detailed 8 to 12-page agreement listing out all the details of the modular kitchen renovation like 2D drawing, color, 3D rendering, and finalised quote.
12. 70% Advance Payment
At this juncture, an advance payment of 70% is collected from the client. This goes towards getting each part of your unique modular kitchen made in the factory. The completed product cannot be fitted elsewhere.
13. Factory Process Begins
- Production Instructions Sent to Factory
As soon as the payment is processed from the client, our team gives the green light to the factory. The design is reconfirmed and then the world-class pneumatic machine is put to work to create every component of the modular kitchen. It is then pre-drilled there, ensuring that no drilling is done on-site. It cannot get more customised than this.
- Confirmation of Ready Date from Factory
Based on the finish the client picks and the work involved, a ready date confirmation is given from the factory.
15. Material Dispatch
Once alerted that the material is ready at the factory site in Pune, it is dispatched out to the site. Your newly-renovated modular kitchen dream is a lot closer than you think!
16. Preliminary Site Work
- Demolition Begins
The demolition of the existing site begins only once the material for the modular kitchen has been dispatched from the factory. This assures clients a minimal timeframe without a functioning kitchen, causing them minimal inconvenience.
- Site Demolition Completed
The next step is to complete the demolition of the site and prepare it for the arrival of the new modular kitchen!
- Final Site Check by Supervisor
Post demolition, the site condition is cross-checked by the supervisor to make sure that it is perfect for the new modular kitchen in transit.
- Material Delivery
The material from the factory arrives on-site and is checked thoroughly by the team.
17. Final Payment
The final payment for the modular kitchen is then collected from the client before installation.
18. Start of Modular Kitchen Installation
The installation of your modular kitchen using the factory-made customized pieces begins. The cabinets are installed first and everything else follows shortly after.
20. Final Corrections
The kitchen is handed over to the client only if everything is to their liking. If any parts are damaged in transit or in case of any unforeseen issues, the professional team at Bespoke Decor tackle it efficiently. At the end of the day, it is about creating a kitchen that our clients love. In the unfortunate instance of damage in transit requiring replacement, order for the same will be issued to the factory again. It is then installed at the site.
21. Official Handover
The official handover marks the end of a modular kitchen renovation and the beginning of a life-long relationship with Bespoke Decor.
22. Service Support
Our work doesn’t end with a successful handover, though. Our team regularly updates you on how best to maintain your newly-renovated modular kitchen. We also offer ongoing on-call or on-site service support. Our unparalleled after-sales service has been applauded by our clients and we assure you that we always do the best we can!
If you now feel confident about renovating your modular kitchen and starting your relationship with us, reach out to us at +91 90 20 10 70 22 | 23 to set up an appointment!
Making the right choice has a tried-and-tested formula.
No matter what you intend on purchasing or investing in, chances are you’ll carry out extensive research before arriving at a decision. If you have a home interiors project in the works and are looking for the best interior designer in Kerala to rope in for the home interior design, we have a few tips you must keep in mind to make a selection you won’t regret.
The idea is to base your pick after two rounds- in the first phase, conduct thorough research personally before actually approaching an interior designer, and in the second phase, identifying good practices that all well-rated interior designers possess.
Phase 1: Pre-Selection Research
These are a few steps to go through before you make a list of interior designers to approach.
- Do your homework
Before initiating the process, it is important to do your homework. This could include reading blogs (our Idea Book is a great resource), watching YouTube videos, checking Pinterest, and asking around.
- Search for experts
Are you looking for a complete home or flat interior design makeover? Or are you focusing on certain areas like the kitchen, bathroom, or bedroom?
There are only a handful of interior designers in Kerala that can produce immaculate results for a complete home interior design transformation. Giving the complete work to a single contractor may seem hassle-free at first, but it may result in poor detailing and execution due to a lack of experience in a niche field.
For zonal transformations, keep in mind that a kitchen interior designer may possess a different set of niche skills than a bathroom or bedroom interior design. List out your options based on your research for experts who you believe can do the job well. There are experts when it comes to modular kitchens, wardrobes, lighting, false ceilings, and so on too.
- Recommendations and word-of-mouth suggestions
An important step in the pre-selection process is to speak to friends and family who may be able to give you referrals. Their good personal experience with the interior designer may be indicative of a job well done. However, it must be noted that every space is vastly different, and therefore, your design must be created specifically for your space. A few companies even offer referral discounts, which may be beneficial to both parties.
- Reading online reviews
Without a doubt, in today’s data-powered world, online reviews are an unbiased source of creating a judgment regarding an interior designer or company. One read through a couple of reviews will give a clear picture of how a firm functions. Several renowned interior design companies in Kerala promise a tentative quote but reveal the design only on payment of a non-refundable advance. Do not feel obligated to fall for this. Read through several online reviews on a variety of platforms (Google Business Listing, Facebook, Website) to gain clarity.
Phase 2: Indications of Good Interior Designers
On completion of the four steps in Phase 1, it’s most likely that you have earmarked a few favorites. Let’s discuss a few indications of good interior designers that can reassure you of making the right choice. If at any point in time, red flags are raised, do not hesitate to seek out another designer.
- Seamless service from the very start
A clear indication, if an interior designing company is professional, is whether they assign a few fixed points of contact for you to reach out to if you have queries. Designing a home or a part of your home is a big deal and you need to collaborate with a team who understands the importance of this.
- Set up
Assess how well their entire setup runs, especially the back-end support systems like the factory and the showroom.
- After-sales service
Companies have a tendency to put on exemplary sales, in the beginning, to attract you as a customer. However, you must remember that the products promised by interior designers are meant to last almost a lifetime. This is why it is important to look for companies that stand by you in the post-sales period too.
- Completed projects
When you speak to an interior designer or a company, be sure to ask for pictures and videos of their completed projects. Do not hesitate to request details of ongoing projects too. If possible, ask them to share the contact details of previous customers so you can collect honest feedback from them.
Keep these kitchen renovation ideas and tips in mind!
You have seriously considered getting a renovation of your kitchen done and taken our advice on how to ensure a successful renovation. Let’s take your modular kitchen renovation knowledge one step further and discuss a few kitchen renovation ideas that you must not skip. Not paying attention to one of these factors may hamper the functionality, efficiency, storage capacity, or aesthetics of your final modular kitchen.
1. Cross-checking Plumbing
There’s a high likelihood of renovations in the kitchen involving some degree of demolition. This would require you to revisit an aspect you may not have considered before- the plumbing. Demolition and renovation may come with unexpected leaks, lower water pressure, or clogs, issues that you will have to address immediately.
However, with an expert like Bespoke Decor by your side, put your pipeline worries in the pipeline- they will prepare for and handle it all!
2. Gas Pipeline Rerouting
If adjustments or rerouting of your gas pipeline is recommended during a renovation, approach a professional to complete the task for you to ensure both efficiency and safety in the process.
3. Cross-checking Electrical Points & Lighting
Electrical renovation is a tricky subject in itself and only a trained electrician can look after a renovation involving changes in aspects of electrical points and lighting. This may involve wiring for your modular kitchen appliances, kitchen lighting switches and regulators, to name a few. Again, leave it to the experts to come up with solutions that work most efficiently for your space.
4. Kitchen Finish Planning
Improved aesthetics is almost always an expectation of a kitchen renovation project. Colours and textures of kitchen finishes go a long way in enhancing the appearance of a space. Choose options that are suited to your location as well as your family’s taste. See how your finish choices play into your complete kitchen outlook and plan the styling accordingly.
5. Painting or Wallpaper
Whether you like a bright and sunny pastel coloured kitchen or a dark avant-garde matte black instead, painting can make or break the complete appearance of your kitchen. Go for tones that settle in well with your overall theme and are in sync with the cabinets you intend to install. Add a pop of art with a wallpaper that ties in well with the overall appearance of your modular kitchen.
6. Flooring Changes (if any)
Changing your kitchen flooring is an ambitious task. It is recommended that flooring be done after painting the space and that it complements your kitchen colour. Kitchens are a zone with high degrees of contaminants so choose flooring that will be easy to clean and maintain. Also, consider the effort that goes into laying all-new flooring and estimate if you are ready to undertake such a mammoth task
It is imperative you choose a good interior design firm to take things forward!
A successful kitchen renovation is more than just demolishing and making something to replace it. It is a process of envisioning your dream kitchen and creating it. There are a few things you need to keep in mind before you visit your choice of an interior designer for that modular kitchen renovation idea that you have been eyeing. Read this before you consider a kitchen renovation. If you’re convinced that a renovation of your kitchen is definitely on the cards, we’ve got you covered- here’s what to expect from a good kitchen renovation.
1. Rope in the Professionals
In a place like Kerala, there are a lot of interior designers to reach out to- local carpenters, freelance designers and firms. A renovation of your kitchen space is a mammothian task when it comes to both planning and execution so it is advised to place your trust in only the best. Hire the team that has consistently proven to make the transformation happen.
We have already gone into the details of why modular kitchens are a wiser choice than carpenter kitchens. With freelance designers, it is important to pick someone who is experienced in handling kitchen renovations specifically.
The easier and wiser option would be to speak to modular kitchen experts like Bespoke Decor. From your first meeting, you can get an idea of the expertise of the team and the quality guaranteed from these professionals. After-sales service is just as important, and no one does it as well as Bespoke does.
Selecting the right professional team to take charge of the renovation of your old home and kitchen is half the battle won!
2. Quality comes First
The thing which sets modular kitchens apart from the traditional kitchen is its versatility. This is especially true in the instance of materials used for various aspects of design and renovation in your kitchen. Do not ever hesitate to spend money when it comes to selecting a material of higher quality, especially in a zone of high functionality- those few extra rupees may be the difference between a kitchen that lasts you a few years versus one that lasts you a lifetime. Noone starts off a renovation process planning for the next one- and good materials is how you guarantee the best. Be it cabinets, shutter finishes, countertops, or even the modular kitchen appliances, always prioritise quality.
In the previous step, we have already elaborated on why it is important to select the right provider to renovate. The right renovator will orient you to only the best of materials, so even novices in the field can blindly make their decision.
3. Needs versus Wants
Practicality must dictate your every move when it comes to renovation. Why invest in an expensive espresso machine that takes up counter space, if your family isn’t filled with coffee aficionados? Yes, it may seem tempting to see your favorite celebrity raving about their morning espresso, but is it something that you really “need” to have or just something you’re going to “want” for a short while? Ask yourself this question before you purchase anything new for your kitchen.
Make a list of your needs/wants while the kitchen renovation is underway and be as ruthless as possible when it comes to the elimination process. Make sure that you don’t skimp out on the basics, though.
- 4. Kitchen Layout Planning
Zeroing in on a functional and practical kitchen that looks great is the eventual goal of every renovation project. It is important to be mindful of the space being worked on and planning out a kitchen layout that works for the space undergoing the remodel. Keep the basic concepts of a work triangle in mind and choose a layout that ensures ample functionality and storage for you. If you’re confused on the different layouts you could choose from, read our handy guide to understanding kitchen layouts here. Picking the right layout can enhance your space, improve function, storage and aesthetics!