Installing a new fitted kitchen in your home can be a great way to give your living space a makeover and adapt one of the most used rooms in any home to fit your specific needs. But if you’ve never done it before, how should you go about planning and designing your kitchen? The following tips will help you to approach this common problem.
Consider your preferred style
Before you start looking at designs, consider the style that you’re looking for. This will allow you to narrow down your options. Will it be a contemporary, traditional or country kitchen? What accessories do you have in mind? Have you considered the colour scheme? The chosen colours and the type of accessories you go for will emphasise your chosen style. For example, many contemporary kitchens now have stainless steel accessories such as kettles and mixers. Remember that your kitchen should complement the rest of your home. If you have a traditional cottage in the countryside, a modern kitchen may seem out of place. Do remember that trends are constantly changing and although something may seem up to date now, it could appear to be outdated in five years. If you hope that your fitted kitchen will last a long time, go for a more timeless design.
Make a list of the features that you require
Fitted kitchens no longer consist of just a few cupboards and basic appliances. These days, the possibilities are endless and you’re limited only by your imagination and the space that you’re working with. The options can be overwhelming, so try to sit down and make a list of the features that are absolutely essential. For example, you might decide that you can’t do without a dishwasher. Once you’ve decided what you definitely need, you may have some space left over for optional extras that you think you would benefit from. Taking this approach will help you to prioritise. Don’t forget to consider practicalities such as where the plumbing is, which will determine where you can situate features such as sinks and dishwashers.
Take advantage of the skills of suppliers
Whilst you can draw up your own plans, many suppliers are now able to provide you with computerised drawings of your kitchen, allowing you to envisage what the final design will look like in your home. This is a fantastic option if you can’t quite imagine what a kitchen from the brochure will look like in reality. Once you’ve seen the drawings, you’ll be able to make any necessary changes to the design until you’re completely satisfied with the result. This service will often be provided free of charge.
You don’t need to be an expert to plan and design the best possible kitchen for your home. Following these handy tips will help you to achieve the look that you’ve been dreaming of, without any of the headaches often associated with home renovation. If you would like to view some German kitchens in Berkshire, visit the Audus Kitchens showroom.