5 Important things to think about when re-designing your kitchen

November 5, 2015 11:43 am

Things to think about: Re-designing your kitchen

Kitchens by Nailsea Electrical can assist with the kitchen design for your home in Bristol. Our kitchen designer use the latest 3D kitchen design software that is available in Bristol to utilise every inch of your space to design you the perfect kitchen. Visit our kitchen showroom on the Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 or telephone 0117 924 6002

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When deciding on your kitchen, you need to be thinking of many different things in order to create a kitchen space that is tailor built to your needs, and which you’re going to love for the rest of the time you spend in that property. A fitted kitchen should be inclusive of the inhabitant’s needs, whilst also incorporating any visual design features they would want. In this post we go through 5 base steps you need to consider in order to have a successful kitchen build

 

1 – Decide on a budget, and try to adhere to it.

Many people go through their projects just spending money willingly, not realizing how much the actual total is going to be. They may have set out an original budget but in hindsight, they completely overstep their set budget, and have dumped a huge amount of money on a kitchen. Of course it is nice to splurge on excess, but it’s a case of what you were willing to spend and what you want to. There are many consumer advice tools that can lead the customer to a informed decision, so take your time and decide on whether you can justify that 2nd heated plate warmer, or whether that would be better spend on a new double fridge freezer

 

2 – How much time are you willing to dedicate to the build?

Many times, people delve into a construction project not knowing the logistical drawbacks it’ll take on your day-to-day life. For one, you won’t have a kitchen to use for the foreseeable future whilst the kitchen is being constructed, and it could cause problems with work unless you are able to work from home. A kitchen build is a lot of work, so decide on whether it is a venture you can feasibly handle, or whether you’re going to get fed up of kitchen fitters stumbling in and out of your home for a week or two.

 

3 – What is your end goal with your kitchen project?

A lot of new kitchen builders picture their dream kitchen, but a lot of the time, the final result is never quite there in terms of satisfaction. It is sometimes hard to iterate someone’s thoughts, so it is best to actually design the kitchen, rather than just imagining what things are going to look like. This is where a kitchen designer can come in handy; as they are going to be able to custom fit the features and appliances you want into a space that is viable in your situation. They have the experience to know what things are going to obstruct each other in day-to-day use, so they can design an efficient kitchen that is going to encase your ideal space, whilst trying to convey the visual design you desire.

There are many levels of anterior influence you can take, even from shop catalogs that are going to give you pre-built designs that can inspire your final kitchen. Trade magazines are also a good source because they are going to give you good information on new features and appliances that you may want to integrate into your kitchen. Regret is the biggest woe when looking back at your kitchen, so make sure you get it right the first time and be informed with your decisions, with appearance and functionality of your kitchen.

 

4 – How are you going to use your kitchen?

Another good question you should ask yourself is what you are going to use your kitchen for. If you are lucky enough to have a dining area also, you may want to pair the two spaces and match the décor alongside with the furnishings you want to have in your project. If you are going to entertain guests, then having a more open design is going to cater for your needs. If all you want is functionality then that itself is going to breed its own aesthetic, which you can live with if all you want, is functionality

 

5 – How are you going to prepare for your kitchen build?

Overall, you are going to have to dedicate some free time just to observe the build, as it’s going to be a strain in your home life for the duration of the build. If you have children, you must make sure that their safety is paramount, so catering for these needs is going to be a priority as you are going to have a crew of fitters in and out of your house for at least a few weeks, so whether you want to schedule your build accordingly is up to you, having a warm garden to sit/eat in is much better than being forced outside in the rain.

Kitchens by Nailsea Electrical can assist with the kitchen design for your home in Bristol. Our kitchen designer use the latest 3D kitchen design software that is available in Bristol to utilise every inch of your space to design you the perfect kitchen. Visit our kitchen showroom on the Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 or telephone 0117 924 6002

 

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