Whether you’re planning a kitchen refresh a useful utility, a family kitchen, or a fully extended kitchen following our 5 steps to transform your kitchen, will help you every step of the way.
Step 1 – Know your space
Did you know that the kitchen is the most used space in the house, despite this kitchens are getting smaller and smaller and worktops are getting more cluttered.
People spend an average of 3 hours a day in the kitchen.
Knowing the exact size of your space and making the most of it is vital for your kitchen transformation.
No matter the size of your kitchen it should be free of clutter but with everything within reach. So whether you have a big or small compact space we offer innovative design and installation solutions.
Tips for measuring your kitchen
#1. Sketch your room layout
#2. Indicate Openings
#3. Measure Your doors, walls and Windows
#4. Indicate and measure any obstacles
#5. Measure ceiling height
What is the working triangle?
This is the distance between your sink, fridge and cooker, and it is fundamental to creating a kitchen that flows as well as one that looks good.
It is the most worked area of any kitchen, ideally, the cooker is an equal distance from the fridge and the sink for easy access to ingredients and preparation of food.
U or G Shape
Long and narrow A long room means you have plenty of space for cabinetry, keep wall units to a minimum so you don’t end up with a corridor effect. Handle less units, pale and pale colours will give a streamlined, open and bright feel to this space.
Easy to navigate tricky corners can be maximised with clever storage options, such as carousel options, such as large pull out drawers. If you have a large enough U-shape, try adding a breakfast bar as this add a lived-in feel to the space.
Most popular Space is maximised in this layout, leaving enough room to move around the centre of then kitchen. This is ideal if you want to add a dining table.
Great for entertainment. Open plan kitchen are perfect for modern living – but remember that you don’t want appliances that are too noisy. Storage solutions, different ligh timing zone and a dimmer will help create different mood, whilst keeping it tidy.
Best for large spaces
The most sought after layout, an island kitchen can add flexibility. You could include your oven or sink in the island creating space elsewhere, or use it as a breakfast bar. These looks are usually reserved for slightly larger spaces
Step 2 – Be Inspired
If you are looking for kitchen inspiration, our gorgeous instagram and Pinterest accounts are a perfect place to start.
Personalise. So now you have an idea what you will be getting. It’s time to decide how we can make it unique to you. What finishing touches will you add? What colour scheme or tiling would look great?
Speak to a member of our team today about your kitchen project or please book your free survey, a member of our team will happy to give you a call to arrange a visit.
Step 3 – plan and design
Step 4 – shop for your kitchen
You can buy your kitchen from a variety of outlets or feel free to enquire about our suppliers.
Step 5 : Installing your Kitchen
Once you have purchased your kitchen, you will need to find a reputable kitchen installer. It is always advisable to use fitter local to you.
There are sometimes many things to consider when carrying out your installation, which could include plumbing, electrical works, flooring and more. It is important to factor these extra costs into your budget.
As specialist in kitchen and bathroom design and installation we can help. We cover London, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
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