Top Tips for Starting a New Kitchen Project

Luxury Kitchen Renovations Hampshire

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.

Design Dreams

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!

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Sintered Stone Worktops

Are the toughest worktops on the market, the perfect hardworking material for your kitchen. It is heat, scratch, stain, UV, impact, and even ice resistant, with a huge range of colours.

Smart Kitchen Appliances

Why smart kitchen appliances?

It’s easy to think that kitchens are fully evolved, but with the onset of the Internet of Things, our world is becoming increasingly smarter by the minute. Whether it is checking the fridge from the shop, or sending a recipe straight to your oven, Siemens Smart Home Appliances with Home Connect let your world grow – from the everyday to the not so everyday.

Siemens Appliances

Send recipes to your oven.

With Home Connect and the right partner, you can now transfer your favourite recipe directly to your oven. Simply choose from a wide range of inspiring recipes and the appliance will adapt its settings accordingly.

Siemens home appliances, where technology meets design and innovation

Redefine your daily life: With Siemens and Home Connect.

Now this technology has evolved into something bigger; an ever-growing network of partner services including Amazon Alexa and IFFT, so you can create a fully connected home. Discover a life full of possibilities.

Stylish appliances for great tastes.

Experience the fascination of cooking and baking with innovative appliances from Siemens. They’re full of creativity that make life easier, and cooking and baking a pure pleasure.

Colour Samples

Select from our 25 contemporary colour shades or utilise our any colour service.

Please note, all colours shown on this web site are a guide only and can vary from the actual shade. We highly recommend a paint swatch sample is viewed before placing an order.