Feeling overwhelmed by your kitchen project? We can help.
April 20, 2023 by wpjX9tncTJIl
Installing a kitchen is an exciting thing – but it can also be quite daunting, especially if you’re responsible for making decisions on behalf of a committee or community group.
You’ll be thinking about how much it costs, what kinds of delays might happen in the project, and dreading if the final product isn’t everything you hoped it to be – or doesn’t last as long as it should have
For any project, you can prevent a lot of stress by doing good research at the start, and by choosing a partner who can fill in the gaps. Here’s how.
Lay the groundwork
If you answer as many questions as you can about your project before starting, then you will see that your monumental task will start to break down into very achievable things.
That’s why you should do as much research about what your current kitchen can’t do, and what you and the people who use it will need it to do. This step can be as simple as asking them what they like and don’t like about the space, or what they want to offer that their kitchen currently can’t handle.
The more questions you can answer before the project gets underway; the easier the later stages (such as choosing appliances) will be.
Since we’ve worked in semi-commercial environments of all kinds – from churches and police stations to offices and youth hostels – you’re always welcome to ask for our advice on the matter, and we even understand when issues like planning permission might arise.
Tip: the more information you can provide us about what you want to achieve with your kitchen, the more effectively we’ll be able to help you make it happen.
Visualise the result before starting – and be open to change
Steelplan kitchens are made to measure, so we will need to understand your space to make the ‘framework’ for your kitchen fit within it perfectly.
When we visit your space, you will be able to show us what your kitchen area should look like once transformed. If you’re not entirely sure how to achieve what you want to achieve, you can hear our opinion on what has worked for other community kitchens just like yours.
However, it’s one thing to visualise it in your mind or see it on a floor plan. It’s another to see it in 3D.
For this, we can produce a virtual mock-up of your kitchen, so even before any work starts, you can be confident knowing what the result will look like. Since some design elements of our kitchens can be customised, you might be surprised at how colourful it can be.
Don’t worry about installation
One of the best parts about a Steelplan semi-commercial kitchen is that, once the groundwork has been laid, installation couldn’t be simpler. All you’ll need to do is find an installer that is able to fit a Steelplan semi-commercial kitchen.
The powder-coated Zintec Mild steel carcass is made to fit your space, and once delivered, installation is as simple as slotting the framework into its designated places.
Tip: remember to research what appliances you’ll need – a village hall may not need an industrial dishwasher, but a leisure centre café might.
Use and enjoy with confidence
Steelplan’s kitchens are made of powder-coated Zintec Mild steel, which is both immensely durable and very easy to clean.
This means that you can trust it to be long-lasting and easy to care for. You’ll very rarely encounter maintenance issues, but if you do you can always call our friendly team to resolve them.
In summary, a new kitchen project should be exciting, not daunting. If you understand your current kitchen’s limits and your end goal, then it’s as simple as choosing the right partner to fill in the gaps.
If you have a kitchen transformation project for a community hub, such as a village hall or a church, then get in contact today with our friendly team today by calling 0844 809 9186 or sending an email to [email protected]