Whats Best Way to Choose a New Fitted Kitchen?
Choosing a new fitted kitchen is not an easy task, after all for most people the kitchen is the heart of your home, do you want a traditional or a stylish modern looking kitchen, the choices available seem vast, types of units, and finishes, granite worktops or real wood, integrated appliances or free standing, the list goes on and on, so of course does the price that's why it is vital to take your time, choose a kitchen design that will stand the test of time and fit with you and your family's lifestyle.
Start by looking at your lifestyle, how will you use your kitchen, I find that whenever we have friends round we always end up in the kitchen chatting, so we wanted more space and the addition of a breakfast bar made a great social feature.
Do you enjoy cooking, then consider the size and type of cooker that will be most suited to your needs, low level single ovens are fine for most couples but larger families may wish to go for a double oven or even a range master style cooker.
Colours, are you going for a completely new colour scheme for your kitchen or are you keeping the walls and floors the same and just changing the kitchen units and worktops to give your kitchen a new lease of life.
Now finally you should have a few ideas on what type of new kitchen to buy, all you need to do now is find a style you actually like the look and feel of, bare in mind what looks great in a brochure or kitchen showroom may not directly look right in your kitchen at home, lighting plays an important part and kitchen showrooms full of fluorescent strip lights can make units look lighter than they would in your home.
Choose a kitchen designer who will come to your home is a much better way than attempting to measure your own kitchen and taking these measurements on a piece of paper to a large DIY store in the hope that it will all fit together after its delivered. A professional kitchen designer or planner as some are called should offer a no obligation home survey and be able to maximise the space whilst listening to your requirements based on the family's lifestyle. The kitchen planner will be able to merge your ideas with his design flair and with the aid of the latest design software bring it all to life and be able to easily tweak the design post your reviews and feedback.
The purchasing of a new fitted kitchen isn't something that should be rushed, given that a fully fitted kitchen is not usually cheap it has to last and look good, we all want value for money even more so today, choose well and your new kitchen will provide many years of pleasure and service.
A final point to consider when looking for a fully fitted kitchen is to use a company that employs quality time served tradesmen and one that can complete all the additional task such as plumbing and electrics as well as brick laying and tiling if needed, it's much easier to deal with one company rather than trying to project manage all the trades needed to completely fit a kitchen.