The kitchen is one of the most important rooms of your home, so when it comes to choosing your perfect kitchen, it’s no wonder you want to get it right. If you’re looking to update or redesign your kitchen, then here are some ideas and tips to help you choose the right kitchen for your home.
In today’s market, there are plenty of gorgeous bespoke kitchen designs to choose from, in a range of styles and suitable for varying budget needs. It’s a good idea to take some time browsing the options available online, through kitchen retailer websites such as Homebase, as well as going to visit ranges in store so you can get a clearer idea of what the products look like.
One of the important aspects of a kitchen design is the layout. When designing the right layout for you, it’s important to consider issues such as the size and shape of your kitchen, as well as the location of essential kitchen appliances, such as the cooker, hob, fridge and sink.
If your current kitchen layout doesn’t meet your needs – perhaps you feel the sink would be better placed under the window or the oven moved from an under counter position to higher up in a tower - then re-designing the positioning and layout of items can help it work better.
A good level of storage is important too and when you’re choosing a new kitchen, it’s a good opportunity to think about how you can incorporate all your storage needs. Simply adding more cupboards and putting away items that were previously left out on a countertop is one easy way of clearing the clutter in your kitchen. There are also lots of very clever kitchen storage solutions available too, such as pull out larders, that help you make the most of every bit of space.
Sometimes it can be hard to visualise how a new kitchen will actually look when it’s completed, especially if you’re changing the existing layout of the room. This is where online kitchen planners are incredibly useful, as you can use them to design and plan out your kitchen before you part with your hard earned cash.
There are some planning tools that help you work out where things are going to go, and the basic layout of a room, but don’t give you much visual idea of what your room could actually look like when it’s finished.
The Homebase kitchen planner, however, works in 3D so you can get a good idea of what the end result could look like. You can use the kitchen planner to help you decide what works and what doesn’t in your kitchen. The designs can be saved and printed out and are useful to have if you’re planning to book a free kitchen design and planning appointment.
***This post is in association with Homebase***