27 March 2024

Questions to Ask A Kitchen Designer When Renovating Your Kitchen

A kitchen renovation journey is an exciting and complex process, and you undoubtedly will have a lot of questions prior to commencing. 

The path to creating your dream kitchen involves many decisions – from perfecting the right design to selecting the perfect materials and inclusions. 

With over 24 years of expertise in the luxury kitchen renovation space, you can be confident that our team at The Maker Designer Kitchens understands all the intricacies of a kitchen renovation. Our team specialises in custom cabinetry and benchtop design, manufacture and installation. We work with a specialised team of trades for your kitchen’s construction and installation.

Before embarking on your kitchen renovation journey, it’s crucial to arm yourself with the right questions. This ensures you’re fully prepared and confident that the final outcome will perfectly align with your preferences, needs, and vision.

Read on to discover some of the questions to ask before designing a kitchen:

What types of kitchens do you build?

Not all kitchen renovations are equal. We specialise in luxury top-of-the-market kitchen renovations that feature high end materials and inclusions. As all of our kitchens are custom designed by a qualified interior designer, we ensure that your kitchen is not only aesthetically beautiful, but well thought out and functional, created exclusively for your home. Ultimately, our goal is to create your dream ‘forever’ kitchen.

Our team are well across the most popular kitchen styles, including Hamptons and Minimalist, as well as being at the forefront of the latest kitchen design trends and colour combinations. Our experience across popular styles and the latest design trends ensures that your kitchen is not just a cooking space but a masterpiece of customised luxury.

What types of kitchens do you build

What products will you use in my kitchen?

We believe in using only the highest quality products that promise durability and lasting aesthetic appeal. Our selections are driven by quality, reliability, and longevity, featuring premium brands such as Polytec, Caesarstone, Hafele, and Blum. 

From soft-close drawers and cabinets equipped with Hafele runners to Blum hinges, every detail is considered to create kitchens that stand the test of time. We find and source only the best products for each individual kitchen design.

Our commitment to innovation means no concept is too ambitious. If you dream it, we can achieve it, using the best materials the industry has to offer.

Do you have a showroom?

Yes, and it’s not just any showroom. Our award-winning space in Bassendean is designed to inspire, showcasing the premium products and innovative designs that set us apart. 

Here, you can explore and interact with working kitchens and product displays, providing a tangible sense of the quality and craftsmanship we bring to every project. It’s a space where dreams begin to take form, and your vision starts to become a reality.

Book a showroom appointment via our website, or alternatively, you can explore our virtual showroom here.


Can you accommodate my budget?

Understanding and accommodating your budget is a crucial step in the renovation process. At The Maker Designer Kitchens, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach, working closely with you to tailor the design process to your financial and aesthetic requirements. 

Our expertise allows us to guide you through making informed decisions, ensuring that the final design not only meets but exceeds your expectations, but remains closely aligned with your budget.

How do you prioritise my 'wish list' items within my budget?

Our experience has taught us that balancing dream design elements with budget constraints is an art. We work diligently with you to prioritise ‘wish list’ items, ensuring that key features are incorporated without compromising the overall vision. Whether it’s selecting a standard range benchtop to accommodate custom cabinetry or finding innovative solutions to include all your must-haves, our goal is to create your dream kitchen that aligns to a budget that works for you. 

How long does it take to design and install my kitchen?

Each kitchen renovation project is unique, and so are the timeframes. Generally, a kitchen renovation with our team spans approximately 4 – 6 months from your initial design meeting, manufacture and final install (though various factors can influence this duration). Custom elements like painted cabinetry or specific door profiles may extend production times, while external building works such as demolition or new construction can also impact the overall timeline.

Rest assured, we work closely with our clients to accommodate their project timeframes, ensuring a smooth and timely renovation process.

How long does it take to design and install my kitchen

How does TMDK differ from other Perth renovation companies?

What sets The Maker Designer Kitchens apart is that you get to meet with qualified interior designers, not salespeople. Your kitchen design is created custom, so you gain access to a completely bespoke kitchen design. With 24 years of experience, we’re innovators in kitchen design. 

We are Australia’s largest kitchen cabinetry and stone manufacturer, with our team of cabinet makers and stone makers all working together out of our Bassendean factory. All of our kitchens are constructed and pre-assembled in our factory to ensure the highest quality. 

Our in-house manufacturing in Bassendean ensures that every kitchen is a testament to our commitment to quality, from design to installation.


What are the next steps?

Embarking on a kitchen renovation is a journey of transformation, one that requires trust, expertise, and a shared vision. 

At The Maker Designer Kitchens, we’re more than just renovation specialists; we’re creators of dream kitchens, dedicated to bringing luxury, innovation, and personalised service to every project. We are here to answer all burning kitchen renovation questions, so you feel excited and at ease regarding the process that lies ahead. 

With our guidance, addressing these key questions ensures that your kitchen renovation journey is as smooth and satisfying as the outcome. 

If you are ready to take the first steps towards your dream kitchen, our team is excited to hear from you. If you’re ready to discuss your kitchen renovation project, reach out to us, or book a showroom appointment with one of our kitchen designers. Let’s create something extraordinary together.

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