The kitchen is often regarded as the heart of every home, or the hub of the house; a place where families gather, memories are made and enjoyment is had by all. Kitchen trends come and go but no matter what your budget, style or kitchen size there are a number of things to consider when planning a kitchen revamp.
1. It is very important to ensure that your kitchen is functional
It is very easy to allow design and colour palettes to take over, but you need to remember that the kitchen is the one room where everyone flocks. Whether it be family members, friends or a place to relax on your own, the kitchen is one room that has many visitors. Remember to keep the area practical. If you are looking to combine functionality and design, consider an integrated seating area.
2. What might cost lots now will help you in the future
Designing your own kitchen can be an expensive task. From cabinetry, floor tiles, wall tiles, worktops and appliances - it easily mounts up. However, if you scrimp on areas such as cabinets and work surfaces, it will only make the entire room look cheaper and will most probably need replacing sooner rather than later.
3. Asking for help doesn't have to mean you are not in control
Just because you have acquired the help of a kitchen designer and installer, it doesn't mean that your creative flair can't shine through. These experts are used to working to briefs and it's often easier to get the experts in. They will be able to tell you realistically where certain fittings should appear and will also search for the best deals around. It's a win-win situation.
4. Choose a style that suits you
With so many up and coming design styles and trends around, the most important thing to remember is to choose something that works for you and your family. If you have lots of children and use your kitchen for family do's, it might not be wise to install that contemporary glass table. What's more, if you love a certain colour, why not let your personality shine through and use it?
5. Your budget will change
The most common question when it comes to kitchens is 'How much will it cost?' This is a very difficult question to answer yet it must be noted that a new kitchen doesn't have to cost lots. Before starting to plan the design of your new kitchen, create a budget and at least attempt to stick to it. You may find that you need to increase your limit but often having a guideline in mind will help you make sensible decisions.
If you are looking for your dream kitchen this month or have any questions, get in touch with us today and one of our experts will be more than happy to help.