What’syourinspiration? Just like any other interior project, a new kitchen is a very personal choice. You may already know the exact style you want to create. You may have found a tile choice you want to incorporate or a material such as wood, but if you’re unsure, searching through home magazines, the internet, Pinterest and Instagram can really help. You may find that you’re drawn to white, grey or navy colour palettes, contemporary gloss kitchens or classic Shaker kitchens with a country pastel tone. Although your kitchen will be new, try to make choices that flow with the adjoining rooms. For example, if you live in a period home with character features, a high-tech gloss kitchen may not complement the rest of your property, but a Shaker kitchen could be ideal. Once you know what styles and colours you seem to consistently like, you can start to imagine your own kitchen in those styles and tones.
Let therebelight Lighting in a kitchen requires thought. Will you be having inset spotlights or a single light fitting? If you’re extending, is a glass roof lantern or skylights an option? How about under-cupboard lighting creating a soft glow across the work surfaces by night? Do you want LED’s in your plinth? Are you having an island that would look great with two or three feature lanterns or glass pendants hanging over? If you think about the most attractive kitchens, there will be a flexible lighting system. Popular choices are spots above cooking areas, secondary under cupboard lighting and feature lighting over an island, breakfast island and/or dining space.
Consultakitchendesigner Unless you really know what you’re doing, it’s best to consult a kitchen designer when it comes to the design and installation of a kitchen. An experienced designer will be able to talk you through how you’ll use the kitchen, advising the best layout for storage cupboards and appliances. They’ll also provide a CGI of your new kitchen and an accurate quote once you have chosen your kitchen style, fittings and fixtures. You should be able to see an example of your kitchen in a show roomwhere you can check out the standard of quality of the work surfaces, cupboard fronts and drawers, as well as fixtures such as sinks, taps and handles.
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