Kitchens Northern Ireland 10 Ways on How To Design Your Own Kitchen
A kitchen is one of the most important rooms in anyone’s house. It’s the place where the family gathers round for those special meals, where late night talks take place and even where the kids can study. It can be the place for some, where memories are made.
You want your kitchen to be efficient, comfortable, spacious and as beautiful as you can imagine. But the first question you may ask yourself is Where Do I Start? How do I design or plan my own kitchen? Kitchens Northern Ireland will present you with an in depth guide to making your dream happen.
There are many stages that you will have to consider before starting the work on your house and here at Kitchens Northern Ireland we have an in depth knowledge on each area. The areas we will be considering are:
- What needs does your kitchen require
- A new kitchen or a refurbished kitchen
- Designing a kitchen with a specific amount of funding
- Employing the professionals to design your kitchen
- Simple tips on refurbishing
- Kitchen shape and size considerations
- ‘Eat In’ and kitchen Islands
Kitchens Northern Ireland’s guide on what your kitchen requires
Thinking of ideas for your new kitchen will involve the help of your family and friends but the final plan will be down to you. Take on board the advice from others and especially seek advice from the professionals here at Kitchens Northern Ireland. You should ask them lots of questions and even have them visit your property to give you the best ideas. Before you even approach anyone, however, take the time to think of some simple questions. What do I like about my current kitchen? What do I dislike? What do I want in my new kitchen?
Maybe at the start you should take photos of kitchens you like, clippings from catalogues/newspapers so that if/when you hire a professional they will have some sort of idea of your tastes and needs. Check out Kitchens Northern Ireland on the internet for design ideas and design products or even just to find out where the nearest design centre is. Once you have collaborated those ideas the professionals will have a greater understanding and you will be on your way to your dream kitchen.
Some suggestions from Kitchens Northern Ireland
- Think of the essentials and concentrate on your spending
First of all you should weigh up your budget and decide if you want to ‘break the bank’ or spend from a budget. If you have to choose, then spending your hard earned money on quality top grade materials rather than the cheaper option will last in the long term. Getting the foundations right from the start will also give you the option later to upgrade those finishing touches. If you have no intentions of moving in the next 5-10 years than this can have an impact on the sort of quality you will be seeking.
- How do you use your kitchen
The best kitchen for you is the one that you get the most out of. Do you cook on a regular basis? Do you spend long periods of time in the kitchen? Do you like to cook and entertain? If you like to entertain most weekends than a top of the line 6 stove cooker with large worktop space would probably be right for you compared to someone who only makes a quick fix evening dinner who may just want a 2 stove cooker with high end microwave. You need to design your kitchen to match your lifestyle needs.
Other things to consider would be how many people live under your roof? Do you have children/teenagers? Do any of them have physical needs including allergies? Do you have any interest that would require kitchen space? i.e. wine storage, laundry rooms etc. What sort of budget are you considering, including a nice to have list? Take your time with these considerations consulting family, friend’s professionals and us here at kitchens Northern Ireland.
Kitchens Northern Ireland Suggest You Plan for the Future
How long do you want to stay in your house for? A universal design for your kitchen would be a family with members of all ages that can grow into your kitchen. It creates a versatile space that would work well for every stage of life. If a family has allergies or physical incapabilities, then a more spacious kitchen area maybe considered, or a more eco friendly environment if using certain glues, colourants and materials.
Most kitchens will use the same shape whether you want your kitchen to be big or small or even more basic to elaborate.
L- Shape kitchens usually entail the main basic appliances in a sink, fridge, dish washer on the long end of the ‘L’ with maybe just one appliance on the short leg. However, tailoring each position of your basic appliances/functions should be consulted with the professional.
U shape kitchens generally have 2 legs with identical length and the positing of appliances and the range can be at equal distances apart.
G Shape kitchens usually work in conjunction with both L and U shaped kitchens with an added peninsula partly separating the working area.
These are the most common shaped kitchens in most households and you may even find you have a corridor or galley shaped kitchen which generally house the range and appliances down one end with maybe a fridge just opposite with a narrow walk way in between.
Kitchens Northern Ireland can offer you many different Styles of Kitchens. A knowledgeable style/kitchen designer will help steer you towards the kitchen you desire. You may want to start from scratch and have many ideas already on how you want your kitchen to look. You may decide that you want your kitchen design to follow suit with the rest of your house or even a look from the past right the way through to the modern era. You can find the fixtures, fittings and even furniture style cabinets to give it that vintage retro look. Modern appliances will help give your kitchen the modern look or you may wish to employ an old stone burner with faux cabinets to give you that older generation feel.
A brand new fitted kitchen isn’t the only option so give it some thought and use the resources available to help give you the starting blocks for your new kitchen. Kitchens Northern Ireland will now look at ‘A new kitchen or a refurbished kitchen’.