Christmas can leave a lasting impression when it comes to kitchens, as it’s a time when the design and function of your kitchen is put to the test – when design flaws are exposed, like not having enough prep space or cupboards being filled to the brim with contents you can’t even remember putting in. You may experience flaws such as this in your current kitchen and when it comes to the new year, after spending lots of time in the kitchen, your thoughts start to turn to investing in a new one.
January is the perfect time to start, as all those niggles from Christmas will be fresh in your mind, so you can consider all your design options with those at the forefront of your decisions. So, here are some top tips to set you on your way to a complete kitchen.
The right design
To start, make a note of all the positive and negative points about your current kitchen. To ensure your new kitchen is just right, you need to decide what’s important for you and what’s not. Decide on your ‘must haves’ such as appliances, sink and taps, not forgetting about the overall look and feel, including optimum layouts, storage solutions and lighting schemes.
Set your budget
Work out how much you want to spend. The perfect design may be more than you originally imagined. So think carefully about the most used area of your kitchen, like worktops for instance, and make sure you invest in the most hardwearing you can afford. After all, you use them every day, so getting the longest serving option is definitely worthwhile.
Choose your aesthetic
For many homeowners, how a kitchen looks is what really matters. The look you choose usually sets the tone for the whole design scheme. From contemporary to traditional, we work closely with you to achieve the perfect aesthetic for your kitchen. As part of your free quote, we provide a 3D CAD drawing, so that you can fully visualise it and bring your ideas to life.
Take your time
A kitchen is a significant investment, so it’s natural to want everything to be planned step by step. It’s worth stepping back to ensure you’ve considered every aspect of your project – which the Kitchens Complete team are here to help with from start to finish.
For instance, make sure you’ve planned in enough power points, as you don’t want to have to plug in your new coffee machine somewhere that doesn’t suit the way you want to use your kitchen space. Great storage is also absolutely key, so you can experience the joy of not having to scramble to the back of a dark, overcrowded cupboard.
Pop into our Derby based showrooms
Whilst searching online for kitchen inspiration is useful, there is nothing like seeing the real thing. We have a showroom in Mickleover, where you can meet the team for complete kitchen inspiration and advice.
Get in touch with us today to talk about your new year kitchen projects.