Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Our new Hacker kitchen : heart and soul of the house

This is it! An overdue blogpost about our new kitchen. About four months in the new house now, we have finally settled. We love the new dynamic of our family life around this new favourite space in the house. Here's the final results and also some before and during photos to show you the process.

I did a quick inquiry around friends and search on Instagram looking for quality kitchen manufacturer available in Dubai. I came across Hacker, luxury kitchen engineered in Germany.
The brand is known for it's quality and design but also function. Making a kitchen look good is one thing - making it work well is another. We decided to trust that their world renowned quality was the solution to our new home investment.

On our first visit to the Hacker showroom, we had in mind some aesthetic but we also felt so comfortable with the designer that we could let him do his job and present to us his vision. My requirement were, " a big open space, bright and white, a family space with lots of storage to hide the mess". I think David, senior design at Hacker absolutely delivered our request and beyond that.

The design process was effortless, we approved the design within a week and choose all the different finishes and appliances shortly after that. The team was great to advise us on what would work best for our needs based on design, function and quality. They have a large selection high quality door and top finishes available to satisfy a variety of budgets. We picked high gloss white cabinets with a light grey stone composite as a counter top. The inserts, clever corner units and soft closer drawers were all part of the design, making the kitchen very functional. They have the technology to find solution and to optimize space, we loved the carousel units for example to fully use our corner space.

The Hacker team can recommend contractors to do the initial work, what I would call the prep job. They were able to co-ordinate with our contractors, making the process relatively smooth. Communication during this kind of stressful project is so important, thankfully the Hacker team is always receptive and ready to step up.

Regarding timing, it took less then two weeks to approve the design layout, the finishes and appliances. After placing the order and first payment, it took about six weeks for the kitchen to reach Dubai. The Hacker team was on site to coordinate with our contractors making sure all was ready for the installation. It took just over a week for the installation to be done, but the team came back a couple of time later for some finishing touches and some tweaking. Again, the process was relatively painless and efficient. We were lucky that all was done before we moved in the house.

The Hacker showroom, is part of Innerspace, a design company based in Dubai. They have a great selection of brands. The portfolio include Kaiser kitchen, Hulsta and Rolf Benz, and also lighting, rugs, flooring and accessories.

During the design process of our kitchen, we came across a flooring solution that was displayed in the Hacker Showroom. We were looking at wood flooring to be installed throughout our new house. We were introduced to Hürne flooring, high-quality and innovative products on the basis of new technologies. I truly believe that flooring is a crucial part of the home decor, so I was very excited to discover Hürne Luxury Vinyl Tiles as our new flooring option. We choose the light wood effect for its warm and elegant feel. It might not be wood but it looks great and feel great. We trust that it has a durability and long-term life. The product is convenient, it can be installed directly on top of your original tiling, no need to removed the old flooring making the installation process quicker and easier. It's also well priced, our option retails for about AED220/sqm. We had our kitchen floor installed and loved it so much that we went back to Hacker and ordered Hürne Luxury Vinyl Tiles for the rest of the house.

Home renovations are always a little scary, stressful, time consuming and expensive. It's a commitment but looking back at it, I have no regrets and I am truly grateful we achieved our dream kitchen. The space is becoming our favourite family hangout, a great entertaining area with friends and with no doubt the heart and soul of our new home.

If you are looking into Kitchen renovation, you should consider Hacker or maybe Kaiser kitchen the sister company. And if you need more feedback back or words of encouragement please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.

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