Making Your Kitchen Work For You

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The kitchen is by far the most important room of the whole house, it’s the family hub and where we spend some of our most important time cooking, eating, drinking and entertaining.

Getting your kitchen looking good whilst remaining functional can be a tricky task and a new kitchen doesn’t come cheap so the pressures on to get it right!

The kitchen isn’t a room you renovate regularly, so investing in a UK kitchen designer is worth its weight in gold to help you find the perfect kitchen for your style and needs to last you a life time.

To make sure you get the most out of a kitchen planner do some research and plan ahead.

Mood boards

Before you meet with your kitchen planner have some solid ideas of the type of design you like.

Create some mood boards with colours, patterns and styles. It doesn’t have to be anything special – ripping images you see in magazines and collecting them together is a perfect way to start.

You might also want to go online or into shops to research and take photographs of anything from units to accessories that take your fancy.

Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion

So your kitchen planners design ideas might not exactly match the magazine cutting you’ve seen of the Hamptons kitchen in Vogue and, whilst its essential to think realistically in terms of the space and canvas you have to work with, if you’re not keen on the design or want something to change don’t be afraid to ask.

After all its much easier to change it on paper than it is the final product. The kitchen planner may be the expert but at the end of the day it’s your kitchen so don’t be afraid to get creative and enjoy getting involved in the process.

All in one

Having your planner take care of the whole project is one of the benefits of having them in the first place to take the stress out of managing the project yourself.

Choose a planner who can take care of the whole service for you, from cabinet fitting and tiling to plumbing and electrics.

Planners can often help you choosing the accessories and finishing touches although this tends to be one of the most exciting parts of the process so get stuck in and enjoy the shopping.

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