If you decide to buy an ex display kitchen, take a look at our blog and think about the following things before you rush in with your project.
A kitchen renovation is always going to be a big project, and it’s not one that you want to undertake every few years. That means you need to make sure you do everything right to ensure that you don’t need to alter or fix anything after just a couple of years.
If you decide to buy an ex display kitchen, you should think about the following things before you rush in with your project.
Better Homes and Gardens recently offered some advice on how to avoid some of the most common kitchen design mistakes.
Top of the list is to consider your backsplash early on in the project. This tiled area can “really make a kitchen pop”, the news provider explained. That means deciding on the colour and design from the start will ensure it works well with the rest of the room.
One thing to avoid, however, is going for too much colour. The main reason being that this can date a kitchen quite quickly.
The advice is to go for neutral colours for your permanent fixtures and fittings, and add splashes of colour using accessories, art and lighting.
Another mistake you want to avoid is not allowing enough space for either prepping food or storage. Think carefully about where all of your equipment will go and try to allow enough space between your cupboards and drawers that they can open without blocking one another.
But one thing you may not need to do is make your kitchen open plan. Last month, an article for Treehugger suggested that although open-plan kitchens are trendy at the moment they may not be the best option.
Having a closed kitchen can give you plenty of space to hide your appliances and kitchen gadgets, prevent food smells wafting around the whole house and allow you to focus on the task in hand rather than being distracted by other things going on in your home while you’re cooking.