Kitchen Planning by Bristol’s Nailsea Electrical
When starting to plan a kitchen, you need to figure out a base of what you want to do. If you are trying to re-vamp an old kitchen space, are you going to change a few features, or are you going for a complete re-haul? This does depend on your situation too as if you’re in a new property, you’re going to have to start from scratch. Some may see this as a blank canvas, whilst others see it as a daunting proposition they have to take upon themselves.
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If you are improving a pre-existing space, you should start with observing your features you may want to list the features you want to improve. Think of things you were missing in your old space, and incorporate those into your new re-haul. This is the best chance to integrate features you want in your kitchen, so take your opportunity.
If you are planning on re-doing the kitchen to for re-sale purposes, re-doing your kitchen may not add value to the property as many buyers want to put their own stamp on a place, meaning they may want to revamp the kitchen anyways. If this is the case, then changing the superficial aspects of the kitchen space will be ideal, as these are the things the buyers are going to see first.
Kitchen Design Checklist
If you do decide on a new draft kitchen, you want to consider the layout and how you are using the space currently.
Think of the proximity of some appliances, as you may want to group some together. Rather than have the washing machine the other side of the tumble dryer, pair them together. This creates a much more efficient kitchen and gives you easier installation points with power sources and water in the case of a washing machine.
Consider the largest area for your worktop space, as you want to maximise the space you have. You may want to position the space near appliances such as the cooker, as this makes sense to have space whilst you’re cooking.
Look at your storage options, and where you want to place storage units. Overhead cupboards are very useful, so consider these if you are looking to maximise your space.
If you are considering larger appliances like an American style fridge freezer, or a island hob if you have the space, make the room for it as you are starting from a blank slate. Using the empty space to your advantage is the best thing you can do, as you get to orientate all of the surfaces, appliances and units the best you can.
Things like outlets, water sources and other plumbing may make your placement harder, so decide whether it’s worth redoing wiring and plumbing if you are going to resurface the kitchen space. Whilst you are doing this, make sure you plan in advance where appliances are going, so you can dedicate an outlet or a plumbing source where appliances are going to be placed.
As said before, thinking about your previous kitchen, or thinking of what you want in your kitchen is the best way to picture your ideal kitchen space. Thinking of features you were missing or you wanted is the best way of trying to integrate as many appliances you want in the new space.