It can be a bit of a minefield if you’re looking for a new kitchen, but with the right advice you could get the kitchen of your dreams in a much less stressful way then you think. We’ve compiled three useful tips that might help when you’re looking for a new kitchen.

1.       It’s all in the plans

Sometimes all you are given is a black and white 2d drawing or even graph paper with a bird’s eye view. This can give you some idea, but making the design as realistic as possible is going to give you a clearer idea of what your fitted kitchen will look like. A company that uses a plan with 3D computer aided design (CAD) software, will give you a far clearer idea of what you kitchen will look like. A kitchen designer may have a clearer idea of what your kitchen will look like, but you won’t. So the clearer the designer can make it for you the better.

2.       Choosing a fitted kitchen is a bit like choosing a wedding dress

This might sound daft but it’s true. You can often have your dream wedding dress in your head, but when it comes to trying that particular style on, it really might not suit you as much as you hoped. That big meringue princess dress your imagined getting married in, might feel like you’re wearing a tent when you try it on. Kitchens can be the exactly the same. There are so many different types of kitchen doors you can choose from, with completely different finishes. Gloss, matt, solid wood. They can look really good in a showroom, but take them home and you could feel different when the kitchen cupboard door is actually in your home, so it can really help you can use a sample door to take home and effectively try before you buy.

3.       Really think about how you use your kitchen

Kitchen gadgets are great. There’s nothing like real coffee from an integrated coffee machine and this is the kind of thing you can get carried away thinking about when you’re looking at a new kitchen. It can be easy to think about the new lifestyle we’re creating for ourselves and forget about the real practicalities. Something as simple as where you’ll keep the kettle, compared to where you’re store the fridge and keep the tea bags, could leave you really frustrated once you’ve got your fitted kitchen if you omit to incorporating this into your design. Really thinking about how you will use your kitchen and thinking about what you will be doing in it most, will really help you work out what you really want from your new kitchen. A good kitchen designer will be able to help with this, but it is very easy to get carried away with the look of the space, rather than focusing on the practicalities, so make sure you have a really good think about things such as making drinks and food preparation. It might mean tweaking the design you’ve thought up a little, but you’ll be thankful when you’re using your new fitted kitchen, that it doesn’t just look good, but that it really suits your need too.

Contact us today to discuss your new kitchen or kitchen refurbishment.


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    July 2013