When you’re taking on a full-scale kitchen makeover, there’s a whole lot of different things to consider. If you want this to be your dream kitchen, then you need to put plenty of thought into every aspect of the space – at first, it could all seem a little overwhelming.
However, if you choose the right company for the job and you have a clear picture in your mind of exactly what your dream kitchen is going to look like, it can take off much of that pressure – so that you can feel less stress, and instead spend your time looking forward to enjoying your dream space!
Here’s our guide of everything to consider when you’re putting together the plans for your dream kitchen.
Consider The Function Of Your Kitchen First
This might sound a bit obvious – kitchens are, of course, for cooking in!
However, these days, that’s not all you might use your kitchen for. Do you need your kitchen to double as a dining area? A social space for when you’re entertaining guests? A kitchen ideal for your next (post-lockdown) party?
It’s also important to consider the function of your kitchen if you’re someone who has a large family or perhaps has small children. If you’re going to design the ideal kitchen space for you, you need to consider the floor plan and the use of space that’s going to make the most sense for you and your family.
One thing you also need to consider is the efficiency of your kitchen floor plan. We all know how stressful it can be when you’re cooking a meal and having to juggle several tasks at once – you want to make sure that the floor plan of your new kitchen allows you to move about efficiently and make the most of the space, rather than having you constantly running from one end of the room to the other!
There’s plenty of different ways to utilise the space in your kitchen, so identifying the main things that you plan on using your kitchen for will really help you to design it to be the very best it can be.
Make Space For Storage
Utensils, cutlery, countertop appliances, glasses, fruit baskets, pots and pans – we keep a lot of things in our kitchen. Most of us have, at one point or another, found ourselves coveting a new countertop appliance or other kitchen accessory, only to decide not to buy it because you have no idea where you’d keep it! The fact is, many kitchens just don’t include the storage that we need.
When you come to designing your new kitchen, consider how much storage space you need and what form you want that storage space to take. Do you want it out of sight and out of mind with a carousel corner unit, or do you want to leave space for a shelving unit? How many cupboards will you need to house all your kitchen items? Would you like glass-front cupboards or wooden cupboards?
Taking into account how much storage you need and where it’s all going to go is an important part of the planning process, so make sure you take it into account when designing your new space.
Choose The Right Appliances
What good is a beautiful kitchen if you don’t have the appliances to back it up?
Make sure you put some thought into which kitchen appliances you’d like to be integrated into your design and where exactly you’d like them positioned. Maybe you’d like your new oven to simply take the place of your old one, or maybe you’re looking for a central cooking station in the centre of the room featuring several different appliances in one. Make sure you’ve looked into your oven, fridge, etc. ahead of drawing up your final plan.
Don’t forget to take any other utilities into account, too – washing machines and dishwashers, for example.
Choose The Best Materials For Your Budget
When budgeting for your new kitchen, one thing you shouldn’t be afraid to spend on is the materials you’re going to build it from.
The right building materials can change the look, function and feel of your new kitchen to a huge extent, so pick the ones that you think will work the best for you. Whether it’s hard wood, granite or any other material that takes your fancy, we’ll help you look at the benefits of your chosen materials and get you one step closer to that all-important dream kitchen space.
Remember, you’re going to use this space for a long time, so be sure to choose the perfect kitchen materials for you!
Consider The Atmosphere In Your Space
When planning out your dream kitchen, you should take into account what you want the final product to both look and feel like.
Consider what you’d like the atmosphere to feel like in your new space – this is bound to impact the choices you make regarding lighting, accessories, final touches. While these aren’t always strictly a part of the process of installing your new kitchen, it’s certainly important to take them into account during the planning stages so that you’ve got the room to add them when you can.
Lighting is one aspect of your kitchen which will really influences the way it feels to be in there, so it’s certainly worth looking into all your options before making a final decision.
Remember that this is your dream kitchen and, with us, you can make it look however you like! Don’t be afraid to ask for exactly what you’d like for your new space – we’ll help you any way we can to make your dream kitchen a reality.
Why not get in touch today and see what we could do for you?