The key steps to a successful kitchen transformation

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Whether you’re planning a kitchen facelift or a full kitchen renovation, it can be difficult to know where to start.

This is perfectly understandable – the kitchen is a vital part of home, and you don’t want to waste time, money

and effort starting off on the wrong foot. Fortunately, when you have the right team of professionals by your side,

your kitchen transformation doesn’t need to be a stressful experience.

When you work with DDK, your journey will be completed by following a few proven steps that are designed to

ensure your new kitchen is delivered quickly, efficiently and on budget.

Step 1: Free Design Consultation

During the consultation, you’ll discuss your ideas, style preferences and desired changes. Be prepared to share

details about your existing kitchen layout, colour palette, and any specific elements you’d like to incorporate.

Where we come in – Our team is made up of experienced professionals who will not only understand your vision

and goals, but will offer insights, suggestions, and solutions to bring your vision to life while maximising


DDK top tip – Communication and preparation is key

Throughout the entire process, clear communication with your design team and installers is essential. Keep them

informed about any changes or preferences to avoid misunderstandings. We recommend choosing design

elements that won’t quickly go out of style, so your kitchen remains appealing for years to come. It’s also

important to establish a budget as early as possible, as this may influence your decisions regarding design and

materials. Knowing your limitations as well as your capabilities is useful for keeping everyone on the same page.

Step 2: Site Measure

Once you’ve established a design plan, the next step is to conduct a thorough site measurement. This process

involves precise measurements of your existing kitchen space to ensure that every element fits perfectly.

Accurate measurements are crucial for the success of your facelift, as they form the basis for fabrication and


Where we come in – Our professional measurements help eliminate errors and ensure that the end result aligns

seamlessly with your design concept.

DDK top tip – Expect the unexpected

While a kitchen facelift is generally less disruptive than a full kitchen renovation, you’ll still experience periods where parts of your kitchen will be inaccessible.

Step 3: Fabrication

During this stage, the materials you’ve chosen, such as benchtops, doors and splashbacks are expertly

crafted and customised to your specifications. Depending on the materials and complexity of your design, this

process can take some time, but the wait is worth it for a stunning end result.

Where we come in – DDK works with local manufacturers, who use the supplied measurements to cut, shape, and build each component with precision, using Australian Made High Moisture Resistant materials

DDK top tip – Quality materials matter

Choosing the right materials is not always about selecting the fanciest, shiniest and most expensive materials

available. The materials you choose should be right for your lifestyle. They should be able to enhance the

aesthetic appeal of your kitchen and withstand daily wear and tear.

Step 4: Installation

With your custom pieces ready, it’s time for installation. This step brings your design to life and can be the most

exciting and satisfying part of the process. From installing new cabinet doors to fitting benchtops and

splashbacks, the installation team will take care of any necessary adjustments to guarantee that everything

functions as intended.

Where we come in – Experienced installers work diligently to fit everything into place on time and on budget, ensuring that each element is aligned perfectly and securely attached.

DDK top tip – Trust the experts, trust yourself!

At this stage, the feeling that ‘there’s no going back’ can feel a little daunting. You might be wondering if it’s not

too late to make some minor changes to your design and choice of materials. Rest assured, our experienced

team ensure that the early design consultation and planning are thorough, helping you to make decisions you

can be excited about. Fabrication and installation do not take place until you’re confident in the outcome. It’s

your kitchen after all! Our installers will then use their expertise, offering guidance and recommendations along

the way, to navigate challenges and bring your vision to life.

That’s our process – arrange your kitchen transformation with DDK

From concept to outcome, DDK will be with you every step of the way to ensure your dream becomes a reality.

Kitchen renovations can sometimes seem like a daunting and costly venture, but at DDK we believe it should be

an exciting experience. Our proven kitchen facelift fundamentals help make that happen. With efficient facelifts

and affordable renovations available, we bring the magic back to kitchen transformations.

Contact us today.