In deciding how the design your kitchen will be, you should give consideration to things like: will your home have an island? Should it be of a traditional or modern design? What types of appliances will you need in the new design? What type of lighting design?
1. Make your own sketch / or plan: Before you ask your designer / fitted kitchen specialists to create a 3D design of your new kitchen, make a sketch plan of your desired fitted kitchen. It doesn’t matter how good you are at drawing, it will help you to have all the important aspects that you wish to include noted down.
2. Consider your space; would an extension be the best option for you? Extensions can allow for more kitchen space or even an open plan kitchen / dining area.
There is always more than one way to layout a kitchen and so your kitchen modelling company like Wimbledon Kitchen Fitters should be able to provide informed advice on the optimum design for the space that you have.
3. Flooring; any kitchen can benefit hugely from new flooring. Wooden floors, laminate, vinyl and tiles are all options for the kitchen area. It should be planned in advance as it will have implications on plumbing and the like.
Mistakes to Avoid
1.Going way over budget and space limits – Spending money makes most people tingle inside. There is nothing like buying exactly what you want. Unfortunately, sometimes in kitchen designs renovation projects, we simply want too much. That is why it is important that we thoroughly plan our projects and stick to one budget. Before you even begin renovations, you should have a detailed and budgeted list of your supplies, equipment, and furnishings as well as a blueprint (a sketch will do nicely) of how your new kitchen will appear. If you are replacing appliances, be sure your new fixtures can comfortably fit in their allotted locations. You will be very unhappy if you buy something that you cannot use, and if you cannot return it.
2.Having unrealistic ideas – If you do not know the difference between a hammer and a wrench, the odds of you, yourself, doing any fancy, kitchen designs reconstruction successfully are zero to none. Any tasks that involve coming into contact with electric and plumbing devices are intricate jobs and should be left to an expert. The additional cost for the labor should have already been included in your budget. Sure, it is cheaper to do it yourself, but can you enjoy your new kitchen from a hospital bed? Speaking of cost, what the hospital will charge you is probably a great deal more than the expense of hiring a trained professional.
3.Forgetting about the future – For a variety of reasons, most people move at least once every five years. Unless you are extremely comfortable financially, this means that before five years have the past, you will either be selling or renting the house in which you currently live. Keep that in mind when you are choosing your colors and features of your kitchen design renovation project. Sure, it is all about you now, but when it is time to sell or rent your house, it is all about someone else.