One of the key elements in any home is the kitchen. Whether you’re the next Jamie Oliver or the cook for a busy family, a good kitchen can be a great asset. When choosing the kitchen of your dreams, there are a number of things to think about to make sure your investment is worth the time and money it is going to cost.
The first thing to think about is which layout is right for you. Planning this can take almost as long as actually having the installation – especially if you are employing expert fitters. A good kitchen can last decades so it really is worth sitting back and considering what you really need from yours. Think about what you dislike about your current kitchen – whether it is a lack of storage, light workspace for example. Make sure that all these problems are overcome with the design of your new kitchen!
Think about the size of the room you are working with. If you are extending your home, or have a large space to work with already, then the world is pretty much your oyster! For smaller spaces, light colours may be better to make the room look as big as possible.
It goes without saying that kitchens can become very messy very quickly – especially if you have little cooks around! Ease of cleaning is definitely something to be considered when choosing a kitchen. Try and go for surfaces and work tops that are easy to clean, without nooks and crannies where dirt can hide away.
As ever, you need to consider your budget no matter what layout kitchen you choose. Cupboards, fixtures, fittings and lighting with cool and sleek design are great, but be sure you can afford them. It is a good idea to make sure you have a contingency fund as well – even the best laid plans can go awry and you won’t want to get caught out! Having said that a kitchen is an investment. It may be expensive but if you are planning on spending a lot of time there, the odd extravagance may well be worth the price.
So if you unsure what kitchen style suits you the best you are always welcome to visit our Showroom in Leatherhead where our helpful trained team are able to give you useful advices and tips.
Call us for a free quotation and design service 01372360502.