Kitchen design ideas blog
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Planning a kitchen design can be tough. This is why we set up this kitchen design ideas blog. We believe storage and space are very important when it comes to kitchen designs. Your kitchen layout will decide how much space you will have. Therefore it is best to play around with many types of kitchen layout. Make sure you are creative in your kitchen design ideas. There are many free online kitchen builder programs to help you. Or maybe you prefer to use pencil and paper. Whatever your method make sure it is to scale.
Top kitchen design tips
Plan your kitchen
A kitchen that is not planned is likely to have problems in the future. Start of by sketching some kitchen layouts. The points below will help you decide how your kitchen design should look.
Make the design flow
Make sure your design does not look awkward. All door entrances to the kitchen should be clear (if possible). Worktops that are close to entrances will make the kitchen appear smaller.
Choose a style
Ensure the style of your kitchen matches the general decor of your home. Be creative in your design ideas. A modern style may look clean cut and metallic. A traditional look may be more wooden.
Make sure your design has sufficient storage. It is likely you will need more storage than you think. Big larder cabinets are a great way to store many items.
Consider a splash back
Splash backs ensure grease and liquids do not ruin your kitchen wall paint. Glass splash backs look great and easily wipe clean.
Space for rubbish
When designing a kitchen it can be easy to forget the bin. Make sure your design has room for your rubbish and recycle bins.
How much light is needed
Think about your kitchen lighting. Be aware that your new design may be different to your current one. This means your current lighting may not suit your new kitchen. Also consider energy efficient lighting, such as LED’s. These types of lighting last longer then traditional lighting. They are also very energy efficient, which will save you money on electricity bills.
Plug socket location
Consider where your plug sockets will go. Also think about how many you need.
Kitchen unit size
Think about the depth of your upper kitchen units. Some kitchen units are rather narrow, which can be hard to fit plates in.
If you are on a budget then resist going for extras you do not need. Do not add on soft close hinges, or curved units. Soft close hinges can be bought at a later date if necessary.
Kitchen flooring before units
Ensure your kitchen flooring is installed before your kitchen. We believe this always looks better.
Use a chimney extractor hood that vents moist air outside of your kitchen. These are the best type of extractors to get as its helps remove your moist air. By moving the moist air you will reduce condensation build up within your home.
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Kitchen in Chelmsford Essex
Below are images of a kitchen we fitted recently in Chelmsford Essex. This Howdens kitchen perfectly matches the room’s decor. Especially as the wooden work tops match the kitchen door. This is a great example of a great kitchen design.
Kitchen in Basildon Essex
Below are images of kitchen design ideas in Basildon Essex. This kitchen has undergone a dramatic change. A window has been bricked up allowing an extractor to be installed. Also the brick built pantry has been removed to allow extra space.
We went for a modern design on this kitchen. A breakfast bar was installed to increase the space within the kitchen. The modern looking bar stools makes this kitchen stand out. This also removes the need for a table in the center of the room. This helps the customer create more space. Good kitchen ideas have turned this room into a modern and elegant space.
We will be updating this blog regularly with more kitchen design ideas.