Talk To Your Kitchen Designer

Talk To Your Kitchen Designer

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges when embarking on a new kitchen design is trying to imagine the room empty of furniture, and avoid being influenced by the existing layout. You may wish to to go further and take out an internal wall, or that built in larder in the corner.
Visualising a new kitchen design and layout has been greatly enhanced by the development of sophisticated computer aided design software. In addition to vast libraries of cabinet styles, appliances, sinks, taps and work surfaces, we can now tile the walls and floors, dress the windows, and in addition to producing detailed floor plans and elevations, we can create 3D colour rendered images of the finished design. This may also involve seeing just what a difference taking that dividing wall out or adding a small extension.

But there’s obviously more to it than the ability to manipulate images on a screen. The first step is to start gathering ideas. Looking at the large number of kitchen magazines is a good starting point and you may also know someone who has been through the process recently with whom you can share the experience. You may even know someone who we’ve recently worked with.

bespoke painted kitchen designerThe initial research should help create a wish list which should include what sort of cooker are you looking for; keep in mind some of the recent developments such as:

  1. Combination microwave ovens
  2. Steam ovens
  3. What are your requirements for refrigeration?
  4. Are you happy with a solid timber work surface or would you prefer the solid beauty of granite or a composite such as Caesarstone.

Choosing a solid surface opens up a number of possibilities for under mounted sinks, and don’t forget new innovations such as hot taps.

Once your Kitchen wish list has been put together, it’s time to talk to your kitchen designer who will help you explore and develop your ideas.

The ingredients of our successful Kitchen designs are based on knowledge of the market, many years experience, and the ability to listen and translate your requirements into a design that will make the time you spend in the kitchen a more rewarding and enjoyable experience

Kitchen Design Top Tips

As a Brighton kitchen designer, I work with many different clients, and one of the things I have learnt over the years is that many people do not know how to choose the best designer for their kitchens I fix a lot of poorly done jobs. If you are in London, Sussex or Surrey and are looking for someone to give your kitchen a new look, here are tips that will help you choose the best.

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Top Tips For Kitchen Design

Kitchen Design Top 5 Tips

  • Look for someone who deals specifically with kitchens. You don’t want a general fitter because they have no defined expertise when it comes to kitchens. On the other hand, someone who does only kitchens will have spent enough time building their expertise on how to install different designs and what looks best for different kinds of kitchens.
  • Look for a designer who comes highly recommended. You can start by asking them where they did their last job and if its okay for you to call and get a referral.
  • Get a service that you can communicate with. You want someone who is willing to listen to you and offer an opinion without being imposing. We do a lot of painted kitchens in Sussex, for example, and we always make sure to discuss what they want.
  • Get a professional service that can be trusted. You want to have someone who is a professional without being distant as well as someone who you can trust around the house.
  • Talk to them about safety. Most of the activity in most homes happens in the kitchen so it should be a very safe area for all who live in the house. Your kitchen designer and fitter should be able to tell you how you can make your kitchen safe. Tiling, for example, should be rough to avoid slippage when wet, and a good designer will tell you this right away.

Finally, always make sure that your kitchen designer completely understands what you want.

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