Your kitchen will be the focal point of your home, it is usually the first place the family gathers in the morning for breakfast and is the heart of your home.
Therefore, when considering a new kitchen, a great deal of thought has to go into choosing and planning your ideal room – the style, colour and layout.
If you are looking for a kitchen installations company and you live in Kent, then do shop around for the right company for you. A reputable and reliable Kent kitchen installations company will be able to provide you with photos of previous kitchens they have fitted. Word of mouth referrals can also be invaluable as your home will be in their hands. Choose the wrong company and you could be left with shoddy workmanship and disaster.
So, what do you need to consider when planning your perfect kitchen? You may already have ideas of your own or wish them to bounce them off your chosen kitchen installation company. These tips may also help:
One of the first things to consider is how to make the most of the space in the room, however big or small your kitchen, the design and layout can make a huge difference. Therefore careful planning on paper is essential. Your company might come into your home and measure your kitchen precisely before sitting down with you and planning space to get the maximum from what you have.
If you are doing this yourself then always double then triple check the measurements. Just a couple of millimetres that are misjudged will throw the whole plan out. The plan is the most important factor in kitchen installations and should never be rushed. When planning out the kitchen you should also include wall plans along with the floor plan.
Along with wanting a beautiful kitchen space you also have to take practicality into the equation during the planning stage. Therefore, when making a list of the fitments and appliances you want in your new kitchen this should be taken into account. When designing the kitchen layout you should take into account different areas, these should include preparation and food storage, cooking and washing up. If for example you have the food preparation area right across the other side of the kitchen from the cooking area you are going to have to trek across the kitchen and back.
When considering appliances such as dishwasher, washing machine and fridge always take into account that the majority are of fixed size, within a few millimetres. Therefore when planning cupboards and work surfaces you need to ensure that the appliances will fit under the worktops or into the cupboards. Also ensure that if these are in corners for example you would be able to open the cupboard doors to get at the appliances and that open doors will not be in the way. Also check that you would be able to pull out trays such as in the freezer. Tall units which are going to house items such as a fridge freezer would of course be better planned at the end of the units. Also do not place hobs close to sinks or doorways due to safety reasons.
You then have to consider such as the style of sink, there are many, taps and the finishing touches such as pelmets, plinths and cornices. These of course should match the style of the kitchen and they can make or break kitchen installations. Again the style is more of a personal choice but you should take into account your type of home.