If it's time for you to freshen up, replace or even design a brand new kitchen, where do you start? Take a look at our blog to find some helpful tips.
If you’re thinking of revamping your kitchen it can be difficult to know where to begin. Should you start by picking out the appliances you want to feature in the heart of your home, and design the rest from there, or do you get the worksurfaces and cupboards sorted before you start looking at fridges, freezers and ovens?
A number of kitchen design experts have offered their opinions in an article for Domain, to help you get the perfect kitchen.
Director at Studio Gorman Suzanne Gorman told the website that she believes starting by choosing the appliances you can’t live without because this will help you when it comes to the overall design.
The result will, hopefully, be a well-considered design that’s functional as well as beautiful.
If, however, you’re not so bothered about having a particular type or style of cooker or fridge-freezer,
starting with the design and choosing appliances that fit in around it is the way to go, according to Rob Sinclair, from e&s.
Of course, if you’re not intending to replace your appliances in your kitchen revamp, then the design is obviously where you start.
One thing to remember is that you can always buy an ex-display kitchen to help you save a bit of money while still getting the high-quality and beautiful cabinets and work surface that you’re looking for.
Design is especially important if you’re restricted on space, such as if you have a galley-style kitchen in your home. One kitchen design expert recently offered some advice about how to make the most of this kind of space, suggesting things like breaking up high cupboards with open shelving to ensure the room doesn’t feel too small.