How long has your current kitchen installation been in place? Your kitchen faces unique challenges that no other room in your property does. As an environment where you prepare and cook food, it frequently gets dirty, wet and greasy. With heavy pots, pans and appliances moving around, not to mention utensils and cutlery, even the most robust kitchens suffer considerable wear and tear over the years. However, kitchens are also often social spaces, so they must look welcoming, clean and aesthetically pleasing.
Based in Dartford, the builders at L Vella & Sons undertake kitchen renovations and refurbishments in all surrounding parts of Kent and London. This includes key service areas like Catford, Gravesend, Lewisham and Sidcup, to name a few.
Whether your kitchen needs a breath of fresh air, complete replacement or full redesign, you can rely on us to manage your project from start to finish. From fitting kitchen units to gas and electrical appliance installation, we do it all, and to the highest industry standards.
Before you start your project, it’s important to understand whether you want to refurbish or renovate your kitchen. Understanding the difference between these two services helps to set realistic goals and expectations from the outset. It also lays the foundations for our builders to complete your job on time, within budget and to impeccable standards.
When imagining a kitchen upgrade, many people picture stripping out their current installation and replacing it with a new one. This typically involves alterations to the layout too. L Vella & Sons provides this exact service, and it’s a kitchen renovation. This is because it’s a root-and-branch overhaul that not only improves appearance but optimises access and functionality too.
However, you may not want or need a complete transformation. The truth is, most kitchens don’t have enough space for meaningful changes to the floorplan. What’s more, door placement, pipework and electrical points often dictate the layout. But this can work to your advantage.
If your kitchen is on the smaller side, it probably already has the best possible access and functionality for the space at hand. Built-in kitchen units also have a long lifespan too. If yours are still strong and robust, there’s no need to remove them.By maintaining your kitchen’s skeleton, you can use your budget more purposefully on its appearance. Because you aren’t funding a complete transformation, you can focus on aesthetic and minor functional changes with greater effect. This process of superficial upgrades is a refurbishment.
Of course, there is a certain amount of overlap between kitchen renovations and refurbishments. Our builders have the skill and expertise to include aspects of both in your project. As the ‘heart of the home’, we recognise how personal new kitchen installations are. You can rest assured, we create a bespoke design that turns your dream kitchen into a reality.
At L Vella & Sons, we cover every step of your project, including the design, layout and installation. We put your ideas and concepts at the heart of everything we do, ensuring you receive the kitchen you have always wanted.
As a bespoke service, all our kitchen renovations and refurbishments have a unique quality. Your own job starts as a blank canvas, so it can include:
When it comes to worktops, we supply options in a range of materials, including acrylic, laminate, quartz, granite, marble and solid wood. Our Dartford-based builders also have vast experience in the design and installation of disabled kitchens.
There’s no specification we can’t work to, and no kitchen design we can’t deliver.L Vella & Sons also carries out bathroom renovations and refurbishments in Catford, Gravesend, Lewisham, Sidcup and the neighbouring areas.