Planning 

Your  kitchen  reno

Whether you’re renovating, buying a new kitchen from the ground up, or you’re just looking for a cost proposal, we can help. We know that planning a new kitchen is fun and inspiring but it can also be a lengthy and complex process to go through.

 

Our Designers at Mood are here to support you and tailor your individual journey in the best way to suit your needs.​ Use the below 3 step guide to create the kitchen of your dreams. If you have any troubles along the way, simply call us on 0800 666 369 or skip straight to 'Step 3: Book a Consult' and we can assist.

the brief

Step 1

A brief helps your designer to understand your space and who will be using it. Write down the brief in a email to send this to your designer. Please detail as much as you can by using the below categories:

 

  • Inspirational Images - Pinterest, Instagram 

  • Budget expectations

  • Style: Classic, Modern, Industrial, Traditional/Country

  • Kitchen Layout - Galley, Island, U Shape, L Shape

  • Floor - Describe the flooring you are considering.

  • Benchtop - Describe any materials and colours you are interested in hearing about.

  • Cabinet Fronts - Describe any materials and colours you are considering to use.

  • Handle Types - Fingerpull Handleless Soft Closing, Push to Open, Physical Handles.

  • Function - Drawers, Corner Solutions (Lamens), Bottle Drawers, Cutlery/Utensil Trays

  • Appliances - Integrated? List any specific appliances you have or looking to buy.  Powerpack or Exposed Rangehood.

  • Sink, Tap and Accessories  - Sinks, Taps, Other considerations. Shop Kitchenware here.

measure + photos

Step 2

If you are renovating a existing home, we will need to know the size of the room and a few photos will help. Use the below guide to measure your room. Remember to take a few photos of the room and connecting spaces for us to get a good feel of the home.

Building a new home or space? Send us your Architectural Plans and Elevations and we can take it from there.

FLOOR PLAN

  • Draw the outline of your room. 

  • Measure the distance between the walls. 

  • Mark out doors and windows on the plan. 

  • Measure the distance from corners to doors/windows. 

ELEVATIONS - WALLS

  • Draw your main walls. 

  • Measure the height of the room from floor to the ceiling. 

  • Measure windows/doors and their distance from the floor, the ceiling and the corners of your room. 

  • Add any other obstacles within the room that needs to be taken into consideration. For example, floor obstacles, skirting boards, columns, sloping ceiling and stairs.

PHOTOS

  • Attach photos of the room and connecting photos.

tools AND EXAMPLES

MOOD GRID PAPER

FLOOR PLAN MEASURE

ELEVATION MEASURE

BOOK A CONSULT

Step 3

Once you have your 'Brief' and 'Measure + Photos' ready, book a consult using the three options below. A designer will then get in touch with you to confirm your booking.

All our consultations are FREE! We don't charge for the design and estimate. Note we only travel within the Auckland region. Choose from the below ways to book a consultation with a Mood Designer.