Frequently asked Questions
When undergoing some cabinetry work, or having a new kitchen built there may be a few questions you wanted to ask.
Here are some of the questions we get asked the most.
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How long does a kitchen renovation project take?
Kitchen renovation projects can take anywhere between 2 – 4 weeks, depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
For smaller, cosmetic renovations, you can expect the work to be completed in about two weeks.
However, if you are undertaking a structural renovation – such as moving walls or installing a new kitchen extension – the project is likely to take 4 weeks or sometimes as much as two months to finish.
How do I prepare for a kitchen renovation?
If you are currently thinking of renovating your kitchen, please understand that your timeline will give you an idea of the preparation involved.
Usually, the appliances will still work. The stove, microwave and fridge will be still functional. The biggest problem is lack of counter space and sometimes store to put the cutlery and plates.
Makeshift tables can be used to assist with this problem. You will also need to find a place to eat your food if you are used to eating in the kitchen.
The biggest problem comes in with renovations that require moving of walls, new floors and painting etc. The builders that undertake the project would have to ensure dust doesn’t become a problem in your home.
If this is a concern, please contact us and we will make arrangements to ensure you have minimal inconveniences during this time.
Can Bespoke Designs help me choose the materials?
Yes, we can!
When renovating a kitchen, it’s important to choose the right materials for the renovation. The quality of the materials may even have an impact on how quickly the home is sold when the time comes. We know that a good kitchen and set of bathrooms helps decrease the time your home is on the market.
Bespoke Designs can help you source different materials for your needs and budget to help you realise your dream kitchen.
We can source the finest kitchen cupboard doors, hinges, slides and stone countertops.
Our materials come with a warranty and have numerous other options available such as colours and textures. We have been working with our suppliers for a decade and they have never let us down once.
You can choose between many different materials for your kitchen, including glass, wood and stone tiles as well as cabinets made from solid or engineered wood.
Whether you’d like high-quality kitchen cabinet fixtures or custom-made granite countertops, we have the necessary skills and equipment to help you realise your dream kitchen.
Do I need to have design ideas before I start the renovation process?
Bespoke Designs can help you with the planning and layout suggestions to ensure your dream kitchen is also functional, practical and aesthetically pleasing.
We have a selection of samples for you to view to help determine what you would like. We also suggest getting inspiration from magazines and Social Media websites such as Pinterest. You are also welcome to view our portfolio.
What features should I plan to invest the most in for my new kitchen?
There are two things one should invest in when building a new kitchen. Countertops and hardware. Let’s break them down.
Countertops are the selling point of the kitchen and they can enhance the overall look and feel of the kitchen. There is a wide variety of different countertops available on the market. Stone and granite are some of the firm favourites and come in my different finishes and colours.
Lastly, without a doubt, spend money on your hardware. Your hardware refers to the drawer runners and the door hinges.
These are two things you never want to compromise on. The frustration of hinges and rails not working properly in your kitchen is a frustrating nuisance at the best of times
They can cost significantly more than the cheaper ones but lifespan and function is also a priority. This is why we recommend spending a little more on hardware.
What type of return on investment can I expect from giving the kitchen a revamp when I eventually sell it?
Your kitchen and bathrooms are both selling points in your home. Whilst we have no data on exactly how much a renovation can increase the resale value of the home. We have noted that a good kitchen and bathroom with excellent countertops and finishes increase the ability to sell the house in a shorter time frame.
What is the best solution when your budget is tight?
There are various options that can be discussed. This is largely dependent on the condition of the cupboards themselves and what the end goal is for the refurbishment.
Are your services limited to kitchens and bathroom cupboards?
No, we also build reception desks, TV units, Bars, office desks, built-in cupboards as well as blinds and shutters installations.
How long have you been in business?
We have been in business for 10 years.
Do you provide cabinetry outside of the Cape Town region?
Completed hundreds of projects for our clients in Cape Town and surrounding areas even going as far out as Elands Bay, Port Owen, Pringle Bay and Betty’s Bay.
Do You Have A Workmanship Guarantee On The End Product?
We guarantee all of our workmanship. We only use the best components and hardware on our installs. This ensures that your project stands the test of time.
Blinds and Shutters
They didn’t just install amazing custom made cupboards, but also beautiful blinds.
Definitely worth hiring them for excellent service and reliable people.
Bespoke designed and custom-made a home office desk for me. The process was seamless and quick and the desk has been made with precision. They exceeded my expectations and I’m very happy with the quality. Having a solid desk to work from while working at home is hugely beneficial.
We have just had our kitchen revamped. We are very happy with the excellent and friendly service of Bespoke Designs. Their workmanship was excellent and prices were affordable. We highly recommend them.
Our Contact Details
Cape Town and surrounding areas
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 17:00
Friday: 8:30 – 16:00