A Guide to Creating the Perfect Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home, it’s not just a place to cook and eat, it’s somewhere that friends and family gather and spend quality time together – which means it has to look and feel like a place that people want to spend time.
There are plenty of options to choose from when you’re creating your kitchen and sometimes it can all get a bit overwhelming, but this guide is here to help you from start to finish, from taking the first step and creating a budget to adding the finishing touches once everything is done. With this guide, you’ll have the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of.
Setting a Budget
Your budget will ultimately decide where you buy your kitchen but remember, your money won’t be spent entirely on the kitchen units and appliances, there are other costs involved too. Will your project involve building work? If so, are you planning to organise it yourself or are you looking for someone else to do it for you?
Even the simplest kitchen redesign is likely to involve builders having to remove the old units and you may need electricians and plumbers too if you’re changing your layout. Consider flooring and worktop choices carefully as under floor heating will impact on what floor you choose and may have cost implications too. This will all need to be decided before you start the project so that you can work out how much you have to spend and what you need to spend money on.
The work will usually take longer and cost more than you think so it’s a sensible idea to have a contingency budget and to put aside some of your budget for emergency repairs or unforeseen expenses.
Get lots of quotes beforehand and don’t be afraid to ask for discounts!