Your Step-By-Step Guide To Planning A Kitchen Extension and Refurbishment 

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Welcome to Bradley Building Services’ comprehensive guide to planning a kitchen extension and refurbishment. If you’re a homeowner looking to upgrade and revamp your kitchen, you’ve come to the right place. A kitchen extension and upgrade is a transformative project that can breathe new life into your home, enhance functionality, and elevate its overall appeal. 

At Bradley Building Services, we understand the significance of this job and are here to guide you through the process, step-by-step, ensuring a smooth and rewarding journey from concept to completion. With our customer-focused approach, quality services, and expertise in kitchen extensions, kitchen refurbishments and galley kitchen extensions, your dream kitchen is within reach.

Step 1: Dream and Visualise your Kitchen Extension and Refurbishment

The first step to planning your kitchen extension and refurbishment is to dream and visualise your ideal kitchen space. Think about your needs, preferences, and the style you want to achieve. Consider the layout, storage requirements, and any specific features or appliances you’d like to incorporate. For example if you have a family how will that affect your layout? Or do you like to host? Will you need a large dining area? 

Working with a professional building team can help your vision to be realised. Our experienced team at Bradley Building Services collaborate closely with our clients during this phase to understand their vision and turn it into reality. If you would like to see some of our more recent kitchen extension and refurbishment projects then take a look at our project at Chapel Way in Epsom.

Step 2: Set a Budget

Establishing a realistic budget is crucial for a successful kitchen upgrade. From the initial design phase to the finishing touches, it’s important to find a building company who takes great care in outlining all expenses, including high-quality materials, skilled labour, and any special features or upgrades you may desire.

At Bradley Building Services, we understand that every London homeowner has unique financial considerations. Our expert team will work closely with you to assess your budgetary requirements and provide you with a comprehensive cost estimation.  Transparency is at the core of our approach, and there are no hidden costs or surprises along the way. 

You can trust that our detailed budget breakdown ensures you make informed decisions, allowing you to prioritise elements that matter most to you. Our commitment to transparent pricing means that you can confidently plan your investment, knowing that every dollar is allocated wisely, and your vision for the perfect kitchen is achievable.

Step 3: Design & Plan

As we embark on the journey to create your dream kitchen, our skilled designers will be your trusted partners in turning your vision into reality. The design and planning phase is a pivotal step in the process, where every aspect of your ideal kitchen comes to life. Having designers that will collaborate closely with you is key, taking your dream and budget as their guiding principles. Whether you envision a modern, minimalist space or a cosy, traditional haven, you can curate a customised kitchen plan that perfectly suits your style and preferences.

The layout of your kitchen is at the heart of the design process. Consider the flow of the space, making sure that it optimises functionality and enhances your daily cooking routines. From the placement of appliances for maximum convenience to creating designated work zones, keeping an eye on the layout ensures a kitchen that works with you, not against you.

Elegant cabinetry is good to think about as thoughtfully selected to not only complement your overall design aesthetic but also provide ample storage solutions for your culinary essentials. Well-organised cabinetry ensures that your kitchen refurbishment remains clutter-free and effortlessly functional.

Innovative storage solutions can also be integrated to maximise every nook and cranny of your kitchen. From pull-out pantries for easy access to ingredients, to smartly designed drawers for utensils and cutlery, there are lots of clever ways to make your new kitchen an efficient and organised space.

Furthermore, if you desire to expand your kitchen, galley kitchen extensions can transform your space into a more spacious and versatile cooking area. This extension opens up new possibilities, allowing for additional countertop space, an island, or even a breakfast nook for casual dining.

Throughout the design and planning phase, we work closely with strategic partners and your input and feedback are integral to the process. We value your ideas and preferences, working with our design partners to ensure that your kitchen reflects your personality and enhances your daily living experience.

Step 4: Select Quality Materials

We believe that the foundation of a stunning kitchen extension and refurbishment lies in the use of high-quality materials. It can be difficult to source good quality materials so making sure that your building supplier can offer you options for your specific needs is very important. 

At Bradley Building Services we have a vast network of trusted suppliers, and so we offer a wide range of options, from premium countertops and tiles to durable flooring and fixtures. Our team will help guide you in selecting materials that align with your style and ensure long-lasting beauty and functionality.

Step 5: Expert Installation

We understand that opening your home to builders can be a daunting prospect. Depending on the size of your kitchen upgrade, you may need to live alongside your work for a number of months. And so you want to make sure that your installation is done by experts who you can trust.

At Bradley Building Services, our skilled craftsmen take pride in their workmanship and attention to detail. During the installation phase, we will work diligently to bring your vision to life, ensuring precise and flawless execution. Whether it’s cabinetry, plumbing, or electrical work, rest assured that your kitchen is in expert hands.

Step 6: Finishing Touches

The final step of your kitchen upgrade is all about adding those finishing touches that elevate the space to perfection. From stylish hardware and lighting fixtures to personalised accessories, it is exciting to create a kitchen that exudes warmth and personality. 

At Bradley Building services we can help you to get exactly the finish you want for your new kitchen. Our team has years of experience and can help create the final tone for your refurbishment. 


Planning a new kitchen can be an exciting and rewarding experience, especially with the support of a great building company. At Bradley Building Services we are your trusted partner in home renovations, our customer-focused approach, expertise in kitchen refurbishments, and knowledge in kitchen extensions will ensure that your dream kitchen becomes a reality. 

From concept to completion, we’re dedicated to delivering exceptional quality and service, making your kitchen extension and refurbishment journey a truly satisfying one. So, why wait? Take the first step towards your dream London kitchen and contact Bradley Building Services today! Contact us here

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The quote was simple and included everything, which is more than most quotes would include.


Everyone from Bradley was extremely respectful of the fact that we were living here, and making sure that things were secure and clean daily was really good. 




It was the can-do attitude, willing to talk, listen and bounce off ideas that really impressed us. 



I believed when you said that you wanted to do the very best job that you possibly could and you didn’t want us to be disappointed. It was the affinity that we had, and it works through the whole of your team. 




Colin and the team were both able to deliver the high expectations and hopes we had with our renovation and surpass them.




We spend 90% of our time in the extension now. It has made our life in our house completely different!


Time and time again people we know that work in the industry have been amazed by the quality of the workmanship, next level has been a phrase used a lot!


The team are great and easy to deal with on every level, daily communication and constant updates were fantastic.

You demonstrated from the initial engagement that you had done this before and had done it really well, you exceed expectations.

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