Everyone has an idea of the perfect kitchen in their mind. Whether you want a modern kitchen with new worktops or a simple kitchen with vintage worktops, your kitchen should be designed to suit your needs and style. Before you jump into spending money on things you intend to have in your new kitchen, make sure you consider the following 5 things when designing your new kitchen.
- 1. Budget
It is so tempting to spend big bucks when you first start designing your kitchen. You’ll want the most expensive worktops, units and flooring, but, before you know it, you will run out of money for the little things.
Budget first. Sort out what money you have at your disposal and work out what you really need, what you can go without and what you can buy in the future.
- 2. Plan
So you, the fitters and builders are on the same page, make sure you have a plan for your kitchen before you get started. Plan your desired layout, and consider where everything needs to be for it to be convenient for you.
- 3. Avoid Cutting Costs
You might need to compromise on certain aspects of your kitchen, especially if you have a tight budget, but that doesn’t mean you should cut corners. When we say compromise, it might mean that you purchase a wine-rack in the future, or keep your old cutlery before you buy new ones. Don’t cut corners on aspects that need to be durable and long-lasting.
For example, don’t pick a cheaper builder if their reviews say they are unreliable and produce inferior work. Choose a builder that has positive reviews, can meet your requirements and is willing to talk through your idea with you.
- 4. Consider Storage
When designing your kitchen, make sure you take into consideration how much storage you will need. You might find that you don’t have enough space for all your appliances once you move everything back in. Storage also applies to your bin, as it is often forgotten when designing a kitchen. Consider where the best place for your bin will be, and how much space you need for you.
- 5. Styles
Finally, make sure you decide upon a set style before you start buying anything. If you want a consistent look throughout, you will need to know the style so you can pick the accessories that will complement your worktops and units.
Once you settle on all of the above, you can contact our team at Albino Builders, and we will happily help install your kitchen units, décor worktop and appliances.