If you’re hoping to redesign your kitchen soon, here are five things for you to consider.
We can create a detailed kitchen redesign schedule
Schedules and plans are an extremely important part of the process. We can help avoid the stress by creating the schedule and project managing the whole project. Alternatively we can scale that to whatever you require.
Decide on a theme for your kitchen
It’s tempting to get swept up by the latest gadgets and appliances that are currently trendy. However, it’s worth planning a theme for your kitchen so that your walls, countertops, and appliances are all thematically aligned.
You might opt to choose a particular colour scheme like toned down yellows or dark and dramatic blues. If you’re not too fussed about colour, you could select an overall kitchen style that best suits your house or your personality.
Common types of kitchen themes include contemporary, minimalist, traditional, modern farmhouse, shaker, or Scandinavian. You could even decide to mix and match, inventing a theme of your own that is entirely personal to you and those you live with.
Choosing an overall theme will allow planning and buying to be much more easy and efficient for you. Our experienced and knowledgeable design team can help advise you in this process.
Be wary of the kitchen space you have
It can be so easy to get carried away with how creative you want to be with your kitchen design, but be sure to consider the amount of space you actually have. The layout of your kitchen needs to be thought out beforehand.
For example, if you’re looking to get an island in the middle of your kitchen, you need to determine whether you have at least 42 inches of clearance all the way around. It’s also important to decide if you’re going to have seating around the island, as some designs may not allow chairs or stools to be tucked in, again emphasising the importance of space considerations.
Kitchen countertops must be practical
Another helpful tip is to carefully consider what type of countertops you will install in your kitchen. Your countertops will be used every day; therefore, opt for a particular material that is practical and durable, as it is not simply about the aesthetic.
Our team can talk you through each type of countertop so you have all the information you need.
Opt for a double bowl sink rather than a single bowl sink
Kitchen sinks are one of the most integral parts of a kitchen; it is something you will also use every day, so it is worth taking time to consider how you’re going to design it most effectively.
A double bowl sink consists of two basins with a divider in between, rather than just one basin, and it is a much better option than a single bowl sink. The practicality speaks for itself as you can get multiple jobs done at once, such as soaking big pots and pans in one sink whilst simultaneously washing smaller dishes in the other. Another advantage is that you can prepare vegetables or other types of food in one sink while stacking used and dirty dishes in the other, making life a lot easier and reducing your workload.
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