Colour, lighting, budgeting, layouts, appliances, installation… Where is the best place to start a new kitchen project?
Planning a new kitchen project, whether the ideas stem from scratch or if you are just changing a particular area, we want you to be confident in your final decisions. Thinking of all of this can be stressful and time consuming so with us at AOK Kitchens, we can take that time to understand your wants and lifestyle needs to ease you from those pressures.
Do Your Research
Discussing your kitchen project with us as a supplier is a really insightful way into clearing your mind before delving into making the correct decision for you. Asking as many questions as possible can make sure that you are clear on your project alongside being curious and excited as well, remember – no question is a silly question! This could mean booking a custom kitchen design consultation with us in our showroom, to really have an interactive, walkthrough guide of what we can offer you.
Another exciting thing to keep on top of could be ‘Kitchen Trends’, what new trends are there in 2021? If you are thinking of making your new kitchen modern then this is a really good time to keep a lookout for certain styles, décor and functionality this year has bought. You can see in one of our previous blogs, the kitchen interior trends for 2021 for more inspiration.
Remember also, your friends and family may know you better than anyone! Ask them too, they may have had experience within this sector, you never know.
Think outside the box! You do not have to be an interior designer to come up with what YOU want in YOUR kitchen. Think about if it will be open plan, what work surfaces are ideal for you alongside your cabinets, lighting and of course, the colour scheme. Try and think of the basics of the kitchen before getting to the details, they will come later! Make your kitchen be a reflection of you and what sort of feeling you want to experience when walking into this room.
Some questions to think about based on your future kitchen project design:
- Think of your household, are there many people this kitchen has to tailor for?
- Any children running around, if so, maybe something more open-planned?
- Perhaps consider build-in storage and appliances if you are limited in movement or you have too much clutter out and about?
- How often do you cook? Will you be using this room often?
Outline Your Budget
A major top tip is to settle your budget as early as possible. Without settling this from the start, your ideas can reach a sky-high limit and perhaps go overboard, especially with a bespoke kitchen project that we can design for you. Keeping that budget allows you to pace yourself and manage your project; if you are looking for a specifically luxurious and modern design then the price could fluctuate around your limit – this gives you a chance to steady yourself and think of your original budget before making any rash decisions.
In case you end up paying more than expected, it is a good idea to make sure your original budget includes a 10% emergency fund – just to cover any cost which you were not expecting. Therefore, this keeps you grounded and avoids you from having to panic throughout your journey.
Kick Start Your New Kitchen Project with Us!
The kitchen is the place in your home where you want to feel warm and cosy in the winter with your home-cooked meals and bright and refreshing in the summer sun. Using a bespoke kitchen design can help you to create the perfect finish with intact colour and quality. Breaking it all down into steps, allows you to keep calm and collected during this exciting change – be bold and brave, it’s your decision.
View our Pinterest for more inspiration and don’t forget to book your free kitchen project design consultation soon!