OUR SIMPLE 5-STEP KITCHEN DESIGN PROCESS


Ready to design a dream kitchen for your new home or renovated space?
Prime Kitchens makes the process easy, with just 5 simple steps from Consultation to Completion!


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1. FREE Kitchen Design Consultation & Brief

The very step in creating your dream kitchen is booking your FREE 1 hour Design Consultation with Prime Kitchens. We’ll sit down and talk about your wants and needs, get a feel for the style you love, and gain an understanding of your home and family to allow our experienced team to create a kitchen that not only looks beautiful and meets your budget, but will be functional for years to come.

During this stage of the process, we’ll talk through your budget and look at examples of kitchen styles, layouts, features and materials for inspiration. We’ll also ask you what appliances you will be using for your house plan in the case of a new build, or – if you’re planning a kitchen renovation for an existing home – some photos and basic measurements of your current kitchen.

From there, your experienced Prime Kitchens designer will begin work on a bespoke kitchen design, tailored to your unique requirements.

2. Bespoke Kitchen Design & Quote

Your Prime Kitchens designer will draft the layout and design of your bespoke kitchen, and accompanying pricing estimate. We’ll give you a call to arrange a presentation at one of our showrooms to go through your design and inclusions.

We’ll go through your kitchen design, inclusions and pricing breakdown with you, and answer any questions you might have. If you want to explore different design options, we ask that you pay your $500 Project Engagement Fee, which will be deducted from your deposit once you confirm in Step 3.

Your Project Engagement Fee will cover any further changes you may require to your design, along with full access to your kitchen designs via email. It also includes an on-site visit to go over measurements or room changes you are considering, if required.

3. Kitchen Design Confirmation & Deposit

Following any changes or updates in collaboration with you, your custom kitchen design will be completed to your requirements and we will begin the confirmation and sign off process. We’ll ask you to provide the model numbers of your appliances, or measurements in the case of existing appliances, to ensure an exact fit.

We’ll then go through your design, layout, features and inclusions in detail, to help you to visualise what your completed kitchen will look like in 3D, and understand what you will be supplied with. Once we’ve confirmed all of the details together and you are happy to confirm, you will be required to sign off on your kitchen plans, elevations, quote and terms of sale.

Following sign off, we’ll request payment of your 50% deposit (less the $500 Project Engagement Fee paid during the Design & Quote phase). When your deposit has been processed, we’ll arrange a qualified site measure to ensure your completed kitchen perfectly fits your space.

4. Custom Kitchen Manufacture

After we’ve confirmed your design sign off and payment of your deposit, our team will order all of the materials required for your kitchen and begin the manufacture process. At this point your job is passed onto our Production Team.

Prime Kitchens custom-builds each of our bespoke kitchens from our cutting edge, local manufacturing facility, to perfectly fit each of client’s space. The custom manufacturing of your kitchen generally takes between 3 – 4 weeks, though an additional 1 – 2 weeks will be required if your kitchen design includes vinyl wrap or painted components.

If your kitchen includes a stone benchtop, we will install your joinery first and then take a template of your installed joinery footprint to ensure a flawless benchtop fit. Your stone benchtop will be manufactured within 1 – 2 weeks of benchtop template.

Once your bespoke kitchen has been custom built, and before it leaves our local manufacturing facility, you will be asked to pay the balance remaining on your invoice, less installation costs.

5. Kitchen Installation & Warranty

Designing your dream kitchen is with our team is a lot of fun – but seeing your vision come to life is definitely the most exciting part of the process!

As soon as our experienced local manufacturing team has completed the custom build of your kitchen, we’ll get in touch to book in a suitable day and time for installation. If your kitchen is part of a new build, we’ll work in with your builder or project manager’s schedule and other trades.

Installation of your new kitchen will generally be completed in 1 – 2 days, depending on size, layout and design, and is carried out by a Prime Kitchens expert installer, or trusted and experienced kitchen install partner in your area.

A Quality Assurance check will be completed by Prime Kitchens experts on completion. If possible, we ask that you are also on site to sign off, however our team can sign off on your behalf if required.

Any remaining balance for installation will be due once your kitchen has been signed off, and your warranty will take effect as soon as the installation of your kitchen is complete.

Ready to get started? contact our team now to book your free design consultation!