We’ve been closely monitoring Government health advice relating to the spread of coronavirus. Our team will continue to follow Government recommendations – with the aim of reducing the risk of passing the virus between our customers and our tradespeople. We’re continuing to book jobs for customers who are self-isolating so that people aren’t left without essential services. We send regular COVID-19 updates to our workforce. They’re well informed about symptoms as well as the general hygiene measures and social distancing. All our tradespeople have been told they must confirm they are feeling well and haven’t experienced any symptoms of COVID-19. They do this first thing in the morning on a daily basis. All of our workforce have been asked to follow the WHO’s standard infection control measures: Frequently cleaning hands using alcohol-based hand sanitiser or soap and water When coughing or sneezing to cover the mouth and nose with a tissue or flexed elbow, then to dispose of the tissue immediately before washing hands Avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough To contact NHS 111 and seek medical care early if a fever, cough or breathing difficulty occurs Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.

Although Capital Granite is based in London, we operate nationally and supply our materials to a wide range of clients up and down the United Kingdom. We will also aim to offer you an appointment with us within 2 days. Our showroom in Walthamstow is also open 6 days a week where you can find more information about what we do and get a closer look at our services first hand.

Budgeting your
Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is often the heart of any home, providing more than just a functional space to cook, but often serving many purposes including dining, lounging and social activities for the whole family. It is no surprise, then, that with the average mid-range remodel costing £46,000, deciding to renovate your kitchen is a big undertaking with many factors to be considered.

Whether you have spent years saving for your dream kitchen, or are trying to remodel as best as you can with what you have, considering all of the options available to you to suit your budget is an important part of the process when planning your home renovation. Here are our top tips on how to budget for your kitchen renovation.

1. Consider your needs

Before you even start thinking about contractors and obtaining quotes, it’s always a great idea to consider the needs of you and your family. Whether you research materials, create a moodboard of designs, or list the core purposes of how you and your family will use this space, all of these things will help you (and your contractors or designers) to create a space that functions best for you.

2. Set your budget

Set an exact budget, and consider creating a spreadsheet to keep track of your expenditures as you go, to ensure that you don’t overspend or waste valuable time and money further down the process. Be clear about what you can afford to spend on your remodel and factor this into your purchase decisions.

3. Get quotes… everywhere

Don’t be afraid to ask around and obtain quotes from various different suppliers, contractors and designers; it’s a great way to see what you are reasonably able to afford and can often give you leverage for discounts or promotions if you’re aware of the price range of competitors’ offerings.

4. Consider lifetime value

Not only should you consider the cost of the products and materials that you are buying, but also the long-term savings you will procure by going for higher-quality materials if you can budget for them. Some kitchen fixtures can last for decades, and with a little extra care and maintenance can stop you from having to remodel regularly.

5. Design with buyers in mind

Not only do you want your new kitchen to look great and serve your needs, but if you are considering one day selling your property, think about your remodel from a potential buyers’ perspective. An entire kitchen remodel can bring a huge return on investment if you can design it in a way that will appeal to future buyers.

6. Ask questions

It is incredibly important to ask contractors and suppliers questions – particularly in relation to understanding what you are paying for. When getting quotes, ensure you ask for a full breakdown of charges for labour, materials and installation, as well as tax/VAT costs. This will save you from dealing with any financial surprises further down the line.

7. Think about contingency

The worst thing that can happen is running out of money mid-project and realising you have to put the remodel on hold for a few months before completion. Regardless of what budget you set, consider having a contingency budget to ensure the renovation can be completed.

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