How to Plan your Kitchen
When making any changes it is important to get the right layout to maximise space and ensure the new layout reflects your needs. Whether you are looking for wow factor or calm and peaceful, you want to make sure your money is well spent.
Stage 1: What goes on in your kitchen?
We all use our kitchen space in different ways. You will want your new kitchen to reflect your needs. It is an opportunity to change the layout, perhaps introduce some new lighting and make more of the space for creative cooking, eating or entertaining. Have you always wanted a sleek, minimalistic look or are you more country kitchen with a beautiful wooden table for family meals and gatherings? Whatever it is, discussion and planning are the key to success.
Stage 2: What space do you have?
You may be considering extending your kitchen space or simply replacing an existing kitchen. Either way it is important to measure and survey the area to ensure a specific plan can be drawn. Our designers will carry out a full survey to include position of utility services, electrics, tiling and flooring. We will create a CAD drawing not only best suited to the space available but also what you are looking for in your kitchen.
Step 3: Get planning
There are four basic kitchen layouts: Linear, Gallery, U shape and L shape. Most are L or U shaped. Some may have a centre island. Correctly designed, each layout should produce a functional, organised working area incorporating some, if not all, of your favourite items. You may have to compromise on some things, but with good planning, you won’t be disappointed with the finished results.
All you need to do now is choose your style.
Cabinet Fascia Style and Finish Options
Our kitchen supplier Howdens Joinery has over 50 inspiring styles and colours to choose from. Whether you are looking for minimal contemporary, luxurious solid oak or country shaker you will find it here. Click on the link to browse the selection available:
Howdens supply only to the trades and our relationship with their local branch is one of trust and experience. They know as professional installers we expect the quality and standard of product to be high. We want to buy local and get want we want, when we want it. We want the installation to run smoothly and our customers to be delighted. Everything from design to installation must be just right.
Don’t forget the kitchen flooring!
We can supply and fit a large range of laminate flooring from Howden’s excellent range. You may like to consider waterproof flooring such as Aquastep. Available in many styles and colours, this product has a 20 year warranty (in residential sites) and is 100% waterproof. Ask for more information and samples.
Other floor covering options are ceramic tiling and vinyl. We will help you choose what is best for your kitchen and provide a fitting service second to no other.